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Hazard Reductions

Hazard reduction is just one way of preparing for bush fires – it doesn't remove the threat of fire, and it doesn't remove the need for you and your family to be prepared.

There are different types of hazard reduction including controlled burning, mechanical clearing like slashing undergrowth, or even reducing the ground fuel by hand.

You can see a list of planned hazard reduction burns below. This list may change at short notice depending on the weather at the time.

If there is a hazard reduction burn planned for your area, take the following steps:

  • Keep doors and windows closed to prevent smoke entering homes
  • Keep outdoor furniture under cover to prevent ember burns
  • Retract pool covers to prevent ember damage
  • Remove washing from clotheslines
  • Ensure pets have a protected area
  • Vehicles must slow down, keep windows up, turn headlights on
  • Sightseers must keep away from burns for their own safety
  • If you have asthma or a lung condition, reduce outdoor activities if smoke levels are high and if shortness of breath or coughing develops, take your reliever medicine or seek medical advice

For health information relating to smoke from bush fires and hazard reduction burning, visit the NSW Health website or the Asthma Foundation.

Hazard Reduction Advisory for 5th March 2015 to 13th March 2015

The following hazard reduction burns are planned by NSW land managers (such as National Parks and Wildlife Service, Forestry Corporation NSW, Crown Lands and Local Government Authorities) and fire agencies (NSW Rural Fire Service and Fire and Rescue NSW) over coming days, weather permitting.

Due datesort LGA Location Tenure HR by
05/03/2015 to 05/03/2015 Tumut Jounama Plantation, Kosciuszko National Park, near Talbingo NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
05/03/2015 to 08/03/2015 Mid-Western Wollemi National Park, east Of Lee Creek, near Bylong NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
05/03/2015 to 12/03/2015 Armidale Dumaresq Canambe Street, Armidale Private Private, Rural Fire Service
06/03/2015 to 06/03/2015 Bega Valley Nutleys Creek Road, Bermagui Private Private
06/03/2015 to 06/03/2015 Tumut Kosciuszko National Park, near Tumut NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
06/03/2015 to 06/03/2015 Tumut Jounama Kosciuszko National Park, near Talbingo NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
06/03/2015 to 08/03/2015 Mid-Western Spring Gully, Mogo Road, Goulburn River National Park, near Wollar NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
06/03/2015 to 09/03/2015 Shoalhaven Mount Scanzi Road, Kangaroo Valley Private Private, Rural Fire Service
06/03/2015 to 13/03/2015 Snowy River Happy Jacks Road, Eucumbene Cove Private Private
07/03/2015 to 07/03/2015 Bathurst Bald Hill, Hill End Private Rural Fire Service
07/03/2015 to 07/03/2015 Bathurst Tambaroora Road, Hill End Private Rural Fire Service
07/03/2015 to 07/03/2015 Hornsby Pacific Highway, Cowan Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service
07/03/2015 to 07/03/2015 Inverell Old Bundarra Road, Inverell Private Private, Rural Fire Service
07/03/2015 to 07/03/2015 Lithgow Mill Creek Road, Kanimbla Valley, near Little Hartley Private Rural Fire Service
07/03/2015 to 09/03/2015 Mid-Western Western Goulburn River National Park, near Wollar NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
07/03/2015 to 09/03/2015 Shoalhaven Deans Gap, Yeowal/Burrier Crown Land Rural Fire Service
07/03/2015 to 14/03/2015 Palerang North Monga Land Management Zone, 15 Km South East of Braidwood NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
07/03/2015 to 14/03/2015 Snowy River Crackenback Ridges, Jindabyne Private Rural Fire Service
07/03/2015 to 14/03/2015 Snowy River Mars Hill, Adaminaby Private Rural Fire Service
07/03/2015 to 17/03/2015 Upper Hunter Goulburn River National Park, near Merriwa NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
08/03/2015 to 09/03/2015 Shoalhaven Scott Street, Shoalhaven Heads Crown Land Rural Fire Service
08/03/2015 to 09/03/2015 Shoalhaven Werona, Kangaroo Valley Private Rural Fire Service
08/03/2015 to 14/03/2015 Snowy River Barneys Ridge Road, west of Berridale Private Rural Fire Service
09/03/2015 to 09/03/2015 Snowy River Kosciuszko National Park, near Adaminaby NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
09/03/2015 to 09/03/2015 Yass Valley Pig Hill Trail, Brindabella National Park, 3km west of Fairlight NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
09/03/2015 to 10/03/2015 Lithgow Gardens of Stone National Park, near Ben Bullen NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
09/03/2015 to 10/03/2015 Tumut Herbert Street, Tumut Private Rural Fire Service
09/03/2015 to 13/03/2015 Bega Valley Coolangubra State Forest, South Of Cathcar Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
09/03/2015 to 16/03/2015 Parkes Long Street, Trundle Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands)
10/03/2015 to 11/03/2015 Upper Hunter Tarrayarra, Towarri National Park, near Scone NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
10/03/2015 to 11/03/2015 Upper Hunter Singles Creek, Towarri National Park, near Scone NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
10/03/2015 to 11/03/2015 Warrumbungle Goonoo State Conservation Area, near Mendorran NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
10/03/2015 to 13/03/2015 Greater Hume Rive Tunnel Road, Woomargama National Park, near Woomargama NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
10/03/2015 to 13/03/2015 Greater Hume Narra Link, Woomargama National Park, near Woomargama NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
10/03/2015 to 17/03/2015 Wingecarribee Wingecarribee Dam, near Fitzroy Falls Catchment Authority Catchment Authority
10/03/2015 to 17/03/2015 Palerang Googong Reservoir foreshores, Googong Commonwealth ACT Parks, Rural Fire Service
13/03/2015 to 13/03/2015 Griffith Griffith Airport, near Griffith Local Government Authority Private, Rural Fire Service