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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 26th March 2015 to 3rd April 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
26/03/2015 to 26/03/2015 Mid-Western Spring Gully, Mogo Road, Goulburn River National Park, near Wollar NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
26/03/2015 to 27/03/2015 Gosford Haycock Trig Surrounds, Dharug National Park, near Spencer NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
26/03/2015 to 27/03/2015 Tumbarumba Jingellic East, Jingellic Nature Reserve, near Jingellic NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
26/03/2015 to 27/03/2015 Warrumbungle Dapper Nature Reserve, near Goolma NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
26/03/2015 to 28/03/2015 Bombala McGuigans Gap, Kosciuszko National Park, near Delegate NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
26/03/2015 to 28/03/2015 Bombala Merambego Creek, Kosciuszko National Park, near Delegate NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
26/03/2015 to 31/03/2015 Singleton Northern Yengo Perimeter Trail, Yengo National Park, near Broke NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
27/03/2015 to 28/03/2015 Lake Macquarie Ridge Road, Kilaben Bay Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW
27/03/2015 to 28/03/2015 Lithgow Marrangaroo Training Area, Reserve Road, Marrangaroo Department of Defence Department of Defence, Rural Fire Service
27/03/2015 to 29/03/2015 Bega Valley Ivor Jones Drive, Wonboyn Private Rural Fire Service
27/03/2015 to 29/03/2015 Upper Hunter Towarri National Park, near Scone NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
27/03/2015 to 30/03/2015 Bega Valley South East Forest National Park, 12Km west of Eden NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
27/03/2015 to 30/03/2015 Wollondilly Warragamba Dam, near Warragamba Catchment Authority Catchment Authority
28/03/2015 to 28/03/2015 Lithgow Coxs River Road, Little Hartley Private Private, Rural Fire Service
28/03/2015 to 28/03/2015 Wingecarribee Jellore State Forest, Mittagong Forests NSW Rural Fire Service
28/03/2015 to 29/03/2015 Lake Macquarie Eraring Power Station, Construction Road, Myuna Bay Private Rural Fire Service
28/03/2015 to 29/03/2015 Tumbarumba Indi East, Kosciuszko National Park, 3 Km south west of Khancoban NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
28/03/2015 to 31/03/2015 Upper Hunter Towarri National Park, near Scone NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
29/03/2015 to 30/03/2015 Shoalhaven Old Princess Highway, Falls Creek Private Rural Fire Service
29/03/2015 to 01/04/2015 Bombala Endeavour Reserve, 1 km east of Bombala Private Rural Fire Service
29/03/2015 to 01/04/2015 Upper Hunter Towarri National Park, near Scone NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/03/2015 to 30/03/2015 Lake Macquarie Mount Faulk Road, Coorangbong Private Private, Rural Fire Service
30/03/2015 to 30/03/2015 Parkes South West Woodland Nature Reserve, near Trundle NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/03/2015 to 30/03/2015 Richmond Valley Hogarth Range Nature Reserve, near Upper Mongogarie NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/03/2015 to 30/03/2015 Singleton Yengo National Park, near The Holes NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/03/2015 to 30/03/2015 Tumut 1 Km west Of Crace Lane Brindabella Private Private, Rural Fire Service
30/03/2015 to 30/03/2015 Wingecarribee Cascade Crescent, Yerrinbool Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
30/03/2015 to 31/03/2015 Lake Macquarie Dilkera Avenue, Valentine Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority, Rural Fire Service
30/03/2015 to 02/04/2015 Bega Valley Monks Road, Bournda Private Rural Fire Service
30/03/2015 to 03/04/2015 Bombala Coolumbooka Nature Reserve, Bombala NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
31/03/2015 to 02/04/2015 Cessnock Calore, Yengo National Park, 23km north west of Boree NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
31/03/2015 to 03/04/2015 Palerang Virginia Homestead, near Mayfield Catchment Authority Catchment Authority
31/03/2015 to 03/04/2015 Snowy River Wild Bull Creek, Kosciuszko National Park, near Delegate NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
31/03/2015 to 03/04/2015 Warrumbungle Goonoo State Conservation Area, near Mendorran NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
31/03/2015 to 04/04/2015 Bega Valley Old Cut Creek National Park, Eden NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
31/03/2015 to 07/04/2015 The Hills Gilbert Road, Castle Hill Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW
31/03/2015 to 31/03/2015 Byron Tyagarah Nature Reserve, near Byron Bay NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
31/03/2015 to 31/03/2015 Wingecarribee Joadja Nature Reserve, near Joadja NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
31/03/2015 to 02/04/2015 Tumut Kosciuszko National Park, 5 Km west of Brindabella NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/04/2015 to 01/04/2015 Bankstown The Crest, Bankstown Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
01/04/2015 to 01/04/2015 Byron Arakwal National Park, near Byron Bay NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/04/2015 to 01/04/2015 Cabonne Nangar National Park, near Eugoera NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/04/2015 to 01/04/2015 Cobar Nombinnie State Conservation Area, near Mount Hope NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/04/2015 to 01/04/2015 Cobar Nombinnie Nature Reserve, near Hillston NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/04/2015 to 01/04/2015 Eurobodalla Princes Highway, Dignams Creek Private NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
01/04/2015 to 01/04/2015 Eurobodalla Donalds Creek Road, Wamban Private NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Private, Rural Fire Service
01/04/2015 to 01/04/2015 Parkes Newell Highway, North of Alectown Roads & Maritime Services Private
01/04/2015 to 01/04/2015 Port Macquarie-Hastings Newmarket Grove, Port Macquarie Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority
01/04/2015 to 01/04/2015 Snowy River Kosciuszko National Park, near Jindabyne NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/04/2015 to 01/04/2015 Snowy River Kosciuszko National Park, near Eucumbene NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/04/2015 to 01/04/2015 The Hills Deborah Road, Annangrove Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service
01/04/2015 to 01/04/2015 Yass Valley Coree Hut, Brindabella National Park, 7 Km north west Of Uriarra NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/04/2015 to 03/04/2015 Cooma-Monaro Jones Creek, Yaouk Nature Reserve, 2 Km west of Shannons Flat NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/04/2015 to 05/04/2015 Bega Valley Mogareeka National Park, Tathra NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/04/2015 to 07/04/2015 Tweed Cudgen Nature Reserve, near Hastings Point NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/04/2015 to 08/04/2015 Murray Murray Valley National Park, near Moama NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/04/2015 to 08/04/2015 Tweed Cudgen Nature Reserve, near Bogangar/Cabarita Beach NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
01/04/2015 to 09/04/2015 The Hills Bishopsgate Avenue, Castle Hill Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW
01/04/2015 to 10/04/2015 Hay Lachlan Valley State Conservation Area, near Booligal NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/04/2015 to 10/04/2015 Warrumbungle Pilliga Nature Reserve, near Coonabarabran NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/04/2015 to 11/04/2015 Wingecarribee Leaver Park Road, Bundanoon Local Government Authority Local Government Authority, Rural Fire Service
01/04/2015 to 11/04/2015 Wingecarribee Joadja Street, Welby Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
02/04/2015 to 02/04/2015 Cobar Railway Hazard Reduction, Nombinnie Nature Reserve, near Hillston NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
03/04/2015 to 03/04/2015 Cobar Northern Boundary, Nombinnie State Conservation Area, near Mount Hope NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service