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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 19th April 2018 to 27th April 2018

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 Size
17/04/2018 to 01/05/2018 Clarence Valley Mororo Road west of the Pacific Highway, Mororo Private Private 1 ha
18/04/2018 to 20/04/2018 Snowy River Kosciuszko National Park on the Boundary Trail between Circuits Trail and Brayshaws Trail, Adaminaby NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service 485 ha
19/04/2018 to 19/04/2018 Northern Beaches Newport Heights Reserve near the Bilgola Plateau Public School, Lower Plateau Road, Bilgola Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority 1 ha
19/04/2018 to 19/04/2018 Northern Beaches The Pinnacle Reserve near Palmgrove Road and The Pinnacle, Bilgola Plateau Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority 1 ha
19/04/2018 to 19/04/2018 Penrith Dharug Close west of Donohoes Avenue and Glenleigh Avenue, Mulgoa Private Private, Rural Fire Service 9 ha
19/04/2018 to 19/04/2018 Penrith Kingswood High School on Bringelly Road between Smith Street and Tent Street near Piper Court, Kingswood Private Fire & Rescue NSW 2 ha
19/04/2018 to 19/04/2018 Penrith Mayfair Road west of the intersection with Mulgoa Road, Mulgoa Local Government Authority Private, Rural Fire Service 1 ha
19/04/2018 to 19/04/2018 Penrith Macpherson Road south west of the intersection with Reynolds Road, Londonderry Private Private, Rural Fire Service 2 ha
19/04/2018 to 19/04/2018 Willoughby North Arm Reserve on Emerstan Drive south of Cammaray Road near Willis Road, Castle Cove Local Government Authority Local Government Authority 1 ha
19/04/2018 to 19/04/2018 Eurobodalla Deua National Park west of Donalds Creek Road 10km west of the township, Moruya NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service 337 ha
19/04/2018 to 20/04/2018 Cobar Nombinnie State Conservation Area Near Mount Hope, Hillston NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service 234 ha
19/04/2018 to 20/04/2018 Cessnock Werakata National Park on the Old Maitland Road, Abermain NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service 278 ha
19/04/2018 to 20/04/2018 Goulburn Mulwaree Sandy Point Road near Mayfield Road and Sunset Mountain Trail, Lower Borough Catchment Authority Catchment Authority 1 ha
19/04/2018 to 22/04/2018 Queanbeyan-Palerang Near Old Timberlight Road and Timberlight Creek, Nerriga Private Rural Fire Service 632 ha
19/04/2018 to 22/04/2018 Kempsey Kumbatine National Park between McIllwains Road and Tower Roads, Burnt Bridge NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service 55 ha
19/04/2018 to 25/04/2018 Shoalhaven Parma Creek Nature Reserve near the Eastern Boundary Trail and west of the Princes Highway, Falls Creek NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service 85 ha
19/04/2018 to 26/04/2018 Yass Valley Brindabella National Park on the Baldy Range, Uriarra NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service 1434 ha
20/04/2018 to 20/04/2018 Ku-ring-gai Between the Wildflower Gardens near Mona Vale Road and the Showground, St Ives Local Government Authority Local Government Authority, Rural Fire Service 3 ha
20/04/2018 to 20/04/2018 Northern Beaches Angophora Reserve on The Circle near The Pinnacle and Bilkurra Avenue, Bilgola Plateau Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority 3 ha
20/04/2018 to 21/04/2018 Port Stephens Between Brocklesby Road and Medowie Road near Wirreanda Street, Medowie Private Private, Rural Fire Service 7 ha
20/04/2018 to 23/04/2018 Eurobodalla Denise Drive, Lilli Pilli Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service 1 ha
20/04/2018 to 23/04/2018 Eurobodalla Batemans Bay Cemetary on the Princes Highway near Cranbrook Road, Batemans Bay Private Rural Fire Service 2 ha
20/04/2018 to 23/04/2018 Shoalhaven Warrah Road south of Bimbimbie Avenue, Bangalee Private Private, Rural Fire Service 17 ha
20/04/2018 to 23/04/2018 Eurobodalla George Bass Drive and Denise Drive, Lilli Pilli Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service 3 ha
20/04/2018 to 23/04/2018 Tumut Between Feints Creek and Feints Range Trail, Yarrangobilly NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service 1401 ha
20/04/2018 to 23/04/2018 Shoalhaven Sinclair Road near Split Seven Trail east of Eastern Boundary Trail, Falls Creek Private Rural Fire Service 28 ha
20/04/2018 to 24/04/2018 Eurobodalla Potato Point Road, Potato Point Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service 65 ha
20/04/2018 to 24/04/2018 Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park between the Cowan Trail and Duffys Wharf Trail, Duffys Forest NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service 357 ha
20/04/2018 to 27/04/2018 Shoalhaven Forster Drive north west of the intersection at Voyager Crescent, Bawley Point Private Rural Fire Service 149 ha
21/04/2018 to 21/04/2018 Coffs Harbour Old Coast Road between Innes Way and Jordans Way, Korora Private Private, Rural Fire Service 1 ha
21/04/2018 to 21/04/2018 Northern Beaches Plateau Park on Plateau Road, Bilgola Plateau Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority 1 ha
21/04/2018 to 21/04/2018 Sutherland Croston Road Reserve on Croston Road near Forbes Creek, Engadine Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service 13 ha
21/04/2018 to 21/04/2018 Tweed Bilambil Road south of Bilambil Creek near the Rugby League Club, Bilambil Private Private, Rural Fire Service 1 ha
21/04/2018 to 21/04/2018 Wingecarribee Wattle Street near the Primary School, Colo Vale Private Rural Fire Service 3 ha
21/04/2018 to 22/04/2018 Bathurst West of Diamond Swamp Road near Mount Haven Way and Curly Dick Road, Tarana, near Tarana Private Rural Fire Service 104 ha
21/04/2018 to 22/04/2018 Blue Mountains Endeavour Drive south of Hawkesbury Road, Winmalee Private Rural Fire Service 9 ha
21/04/2018 to 22/04/2018 Penrith Llandilo Road north of Sunnymeade Road, Berkshire Park Private Private, Rural Fire Service 20 ha
21/04/2018 to 22/04/2018 Penrith Londonderry Road south of Whitegates Road, Londonderry Private Private, Rural Fire Service 10 ha
21/04/2018 to 22/04/2018 Port Stephens Swan Bay Road south of the Pacific Highway near Morton Road, Karuah Private Private, Rural Fire Service 10 ha
21/04/2018 to 22/04/2018 Queanbeyan-Palerang Little River Road near the intersection with Charleys Forest Road, Mongarlowe Private Rural Fire Service 9 ha
21/04/2018 to 23/04/2018 Shoalhaven Moss Vale Road north of the Hampden Bridge and near the Kangaroo River, Kangaroo Valley Private Rural Fire Service 5 ha
21/04/2018 to 23/04/2018 Snowy Valleys West of Crace Lane, Brindabella Valley Private Rural Fire Service 175 ha
21/04/2018 to 23/04/2018 Wollondilly Burragorang Lookout Road Near the Wollondilly Washery Fire Road, Nattai NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service 299 ha
21/04/2018 to 23/04/2018 Blue Mountains Near the Dam off Mort Street between Belmore Road and the K4 Trail, Katoomba Catchment Authority Catchment Authority 8 ha
21/04/2018 to 24/04/2018 Eurobodalla Lattas Point Road, Batemans Bay Private Rural Fire Service 22 ha
21/04/2018 to 24/04/2018 Eurobodalla Fishermans Crescent near Hillcrest Avene, North Narooma Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service 12 ha
22/04/2018 to 22/04/2018 Hornsby Mary Wall Crescent near Emma Place, Berowra Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service 4 ha
22/04/2018 to 22/04/2018 Hornsby Alicia Rd north west of the Pacific Highway, Mount Kuring-Gai Private Rural Fire Service 1 ha
22/04/2018 to 23/04/2018 Lake Macquarie Bushland to the west of Simmons Close near Larapinta Drive , Wyee Point Private Private 46 ha
22/04/2018 to 23/04/2018 Northern Beaches Garigal National Park between Caleyi Trail and Monash Golf Course, Ingleside NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service 104 ha
22/04/2018 to 24/04/2018 Blue Mountains Bonnie Doon Reserve west of the Great Western Highway between Nellies Glen Road and Watson Way, Katoomba Local Government Authority Local Government Authority, Rural Fire Service 11 ha
22/04/2018 to 24/04/2018 Blue Mountains Blue Mountains National Park north of the township on the westerm side of Faulconbridge Ridge to the Grose River, Faulconbridge NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service 905 ha
23/04/2018 to 27/04/2018 Shoalhaven Drumstick Road near Currarong Road, Currarong Village Department of Primary Industries Rural Fire Service 19 ha
23/04/2018 to 26/04/2018 Wingecarribee Nattai National Park north east of Wangaderry Road, Yerranderie NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service 4442 ha
23/04/2018 to 26/04/2018 Oberon, Upper Lachlan Blue Mountains National Park between the Colong Stock Route and the Kowmung River near Mount Werong, Yerranderie NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service 8765 ha
23/04/2018 to 27/04/2018 Eurobodalla Moruya State Forest near Dampier and north of the township north east of Bumbo Road, Bodalla Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW 3517 ha
23/04/2018 to 27/04/2018 Shoalhaven Near Middle and Coach Road, North Brooman Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW 151 ha
24/04/2018 to 24/04/2018 Northern Beaches Molong Street mear Soniver Road, North Curl Curl Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority, Rural Fire Service 3 ha
24/04/2018 to 26/04/2018 Shoalhaven South Of Thomson Street between the Springs Road and the Primary School, Sussex Inlet Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service 4 ha
24/04/2018 to 26/04/2018 Shoalhaven Bendeela Road north west of Cedar Springs Road, Kangaroo Valley Catchment Authority Catchment Authority 40 ha
24/04/2018 to 26/04/2018 Shoalhaven Bendeela Road west of Moss Vale Road, Kangaroo Valley Catchment Authority Catchment Authority 40 ha
26/04/2018 to 26/04/2018 Gwydir Back Lane near Post Office Road and west of Warialda Road, Coolatai Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service 1 ha
26/04/2018 to 03/05/2018 Yass Valley Brindabella National Park near Tinkers Creek west of Mountain Creek Road near Fairlight Road, Uriarra NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service 996 ha
27/04/2018 to 29/04/2018 Lithgow Fernbrook Reserve east of the Great Western Highway near Reserve Road, Marrangaroo Department of Defence Department of Defence, Rural Fire Service 225 ha
27/04/2018 to 30/04/2018 Hawkesbury Comleroy State Forest south east of Wheelbarrow Ridge Road and along the Eckmans Fire Trail, Colo Heights Forest Corporation of NSW Forest Corporation of NSW, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Private, Rural Fire Service 375 ha