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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 25th September 2014 to 3rd October 2014

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
25/09/2014 to 27/09/2014 Bellingen Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve, near Dorrigo NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
26/09/2014 to 02/10/2014 Port Macquarie-Hastings Mahogany Hill, Port Macquarie Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority
26/09/2014 to 03/10/2014 Tenterfield Old Bruxner Road, Tabulum Private Private
26/09/2014 to 26/09/2014 The Hills Tallawung Place, Kenthurst Private Rural Fire Service
26/09/2014 to 26/09/2014 Wakool Hay-Kieeta, near Balranald NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
26/09/2014 to 30/09/2014 Tamworth New England Gully Road,Moonbi Private Private, Rural Fire Service
27/09/2014 to 06/10/2014 Inverell Staggs Lane, Gilgai Private Rural Fire Service
27/09/2014 to 06/10/2014 Inverell Old Bundarra Road, Gilgai Private Rural Fire Service
27/09/2014 to 06/10/2014 Inverell Old Bundarra Road, Gilgai Private Rural Fire Service
27/09/2014 to 27/09/2014 Clarence Valley Dinjerra Road ,Glenugie Private Private
27/09/2014 to 27/09/2014 Coffs Harbour Tiki Road , Moonee Beach Private Private, Rural Fire Service
27/09/2014 to 27/09/2014 Kempsey Kimpton Street, Stuarts Point Private Private, Rural Fire Service
27/09/2014 to 27/09/2014 Wollondilly Bonds Road ,Thirlmere Private Private
27/09/2014 to 28/09/2014 Palerang Budawang Road, Budawang Private Private
27/09/2014 to 28/09/2014 Wyong Buangi Road, Durren Durren Local Government Authority Private, Rural Fire Service
27/09/2014 to 28/09/2014 Wingecarribee Wilson Drive, Balmoral Private Rural Fire Service
28/09/2014 to 28/09/2014 Armidale Dumaresq Cookes Road, Armidale Private Private, Rural Fire Service
28/09/2014 to 28/09/2014 Clarence Valley Old Glen Innes Road, Chambigne Private Rural Fire Service
28/09/2014 to 28/09/2014 Greater Taree Talawahl Nature Reserve, near Possum Brush NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
28/09/2014 to 28/09/2014 Lake Macquarie Pitt Street, Teralba Private Fire & Rescue NSW, Rural Fire Service
28/09/2014 to 28/09/2014 Lake Macquarie Toronto Road ,Fennell Bay Private Fire & Rescue NSW, Rural Fire Service
28/09/2014 to 28/09/2014 Liverpool Holsworthy North, near Macquarie Fields Commonwealth Department of Defence, Rural Fire Service
28/09/2014 to 28/09/2014 Queanbeyan Queanbeyan Racecourse, near Queanbeyan Private Private, Rural Fire Service
28/09/2014 to 28/09/2014 Pittwater Ingleside Road, Ingleside Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service
28/09/2014 to 29/09/2014 Great Lakes Kookie Avenue ,Charlotte Bay Private Private
28/09/2014 to 30/09/2014 Cooma-Monaro Numeralla Road, Numeralla Private Rural Fire Service
29/09/2014 to 29/09/2014 Clarence Valley Dinjerra Road, Glenugie Private Rural Fire Service
29/09/2014 to 29/09/2014 Clarence Valley Erikas Drive, Ashby Private Rural Fire Service
29/09/2014 to 29/09/2014 Clarence Valley West Street , Woombah Private Rural Fire Service
29/09/2014 to 30/09/2014 Hornsby Berowra Valley Regional Park, Gwandalan Crescent and Yallambee Road Berowra Heights NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
30/09/2014 to 04/10/2014 Wingecarribee End Of Dean Street, Mittagong Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW
30/09/2014 to 04/10/2014 Wingecarribee Soma Avenue, Bowral Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW
30/09/2014 to 30/09/2014 Clarence Valley Strategic Fire Advantage Zone , Bundjalung National Park near Woodburn NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/09/2014 to 30/09/2014 Clarence Valley North Kooyong State Conservation Area, near Lawrence NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/09/2014 to 30/09/2014 Clarence Valley Kooyong Ridge, Kooyong State Conservation Area near Lawrence NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/09/2014 to 30/09/2014 Goulburn Mulwaree Parkwood Lane, Oallen Private Rural Fire Service
30/09/2014 to 30/09/2014 Hornsby Fraser Road ,Cowan Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands), Rural Fire Service
30/09/2014 to 30/09/2014 Richmond Valley Bundjalung State Conservation Area, near Coraki NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/09/2014 to 30/09/2014 Richmond Valley Bundjalung National Park, near Evans Head NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/09/2014 to 30/09/2014 Shoalhaven South Ulladulla ,Adjacent Ex Servicemans Club, Ulladulla Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Fire & Rescue NSW, Rural Fire Service
30/09/2014 to 30/09/2014 Singleton Singleton Range, near Whittingham Department of Defence Department of Defence, Rural Fire Service
30/09/2014 to 30/09/2014 Singleton Singleton Range, near Hermitage Department of Defence Department of Defence, Rural Fire Service
30/09/2014 to 30/09/2014 Singleton Singleton Range, near Whittingham (2) Department of Defence Department of Defence, Rural Fire Service
30/09/2014 to 30/09/2014 Willoughby Sailors Bay Road Northbridge Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
30/09/2014 to 30/09/2014 Wollondilly George Street, Appin Private Private
30/09/2014 to 30/09/2014 Wollongong Patkes Street, Helensburgh Private Rural Fire Service
30/09/2014 to 30/09/2014 Port Macquarie - Hastings Cotton Bimbang National Park, Wauchope NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/10/2014 to 01/10/2014 Campbelltown Gilead, near Wedderburn Private Rural Fire Service
01/10/2014 to 01/10/2014 Coolamon Mckelvies Lane ,Marrar Private Rural Fire Service
01/10/2014 to 01/10/2014 Harden Demondrille Rail, Harden Australian Rail Track Corporation Rural Fire Service
01/10/2014 to 01/10/2014 Hurstville Gungah Bay Road, Oatley Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
01/10/2014 to 01/10/2014 Wollongong Flat Rock Creek ,Helensburgh Private Rural Fire Service
01/10/2014 to 01/10/2014 Nambucca Barnetts Road, Gumma Private Private, Rural Fire Service
01/10/2014 to 01/10/2014 The Hills Pitt Town Road, Kenthurst Private Rural Fire Service
01/10/2014 to 03/10/2014 Wollondilly Remembrance Driveway ,Bargo Private Private
01/10/2014 to 10/10/2014 Wagga Wagga Kapooka Drive, Kapooka Department of Defence Department of Defence, Private, Rural Fire Service
02/10/2014 to 02/10/2014 Harden Galong Rail, Galong Australian Rail Track Corporation Rural Fire Service
02/10/2014 to 02/10/2014 Hornsby Begonia Road, Normanhurst Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
02/10/2014 to 02/10/2014 Port Stephens Medowie State Conservation Area, Medowie NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
02/10/2014 to 02/10/2014 Wyong Highview Avenue, San Remo Private Fire & Rescue NSW, Rural Fire Service
02/10/2014 to 05/10/2014 Sutherland Moyran Parade, Grays Point NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
02/10/2014 to 03/10/2014 Gosford Brisbane Water National Park, near Parks Bay NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
02/10/2014 to 03/10/2014 Gosford Koolewong Ridge, Brisbane Water National Park, near Koolewong NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
02/10/2014 to 03/10/2014 Wagga Wagga Kapooka, near Wagga Wagga Department of Defence Department of Defence
03/10/2014 to 13/10/2014 Port Macquarie-Hastings Newmarket Grove, Port Macquarie Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority