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
Hazard Reduction Advisory for 20th September 2018 to 28th September 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|
|20/09/2018 to 22/09/2018||Ku-ring-gai||Bushland to the west of Avondale Dam and adjacent to Milford Place and Pembroke Avenue, Turramurra||Private||Fire & Rescue NSW, Private||2 ha|
|21/09/2018 to 21/09/2018||Wollondilly||Bushland situated between Bargo River Road, East Parade and Meryla Street, Couridjah||Local Government Authority||Local Government Authority||5 ha|
|21/09/2018 to 21/09/2018||Wollongong||In the vicinity of Grevillea Park, Bulli||Local Government Authority||Local Government Authority||0 ha|
|21/09/2018 to 24/09/2018||Dungog||Between Mount Nelson Trail and Duggan Creek, Chichester||NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service||NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service||376 ha|
|22/09/2018 to 22/09/2018||Central Coast||Bushland within Peter Clifford Reserve, between Shelly Beach Road, Yakalla Street and Laird Close, Shelly Beach||Local Government Authority||Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority||4 ha|
|22/09/2018 to 22/09/2018||Clarence Valley||Bushland between Lower Kangaroo Creek Road and Middle Creek Road, Coutts Crossing||Private||Rural Fire Service||4 ha|
|22/09/2018 to 22/09/2018||Parkes||Scrubland on the corner of Woodward Street and Lee Street, Parkes||Private||Private||1 ha|
|22/09/2018 to 22/09/2018||Parkes||East of Renshaw McGirr Way (Wellington Road), Parkes||Private||Private||19 ha|
|22/09/2018 to 22/09/2018||Northern Beaches||Mona Vale Road, Terry Hills||Private||Private, Rural Fire Service||0 ha|
|22/09/2018 to 24/09/2018||Northern Beaches||Bushland located in Garigal National Park between Middle Harbour Creek, Mathews Street, McFarlane Street and Chesterman Crescent, Davidson||NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service||NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service||35 ha|
|23/09/2018 to 23/09/2018||Central Coast||Bushland south of Berecry Road, Mangrove Mountain||Private||Private, Rural Fire Service||2 ha|
|23/09/2018 to 23/09/2018||Clarence Valley||Bushland south of Shipmans Road, Glenreagh||Private||Rural Fire Service||43 ha|
|23/09/2018 to 23/09/2018||Bellingen||Bushland situated between Martells Road and Bowraville Road, Brierfield||Private||Rural Fire Service||19 ha|
|24/09/2018 to 25/09/2018||Hilltops||ARTC Rail corridor through Harden township between Wombat Road and Wynwood Road, Harden.||Australian Rail Track Corporation||Private, Rural Fire Service||90 ha|
|24/09/2018 to 30/09/2018||Tamworth||East of Back Kootingal Road, Nemingha||Private||Private, Rural Fire Service||1 ha|
|25/09/2018 to 26/09/2018||Ryde||Bushland situated in Lane Cove National Park between Epping Road and Magdala Road, North Ryde||NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service||NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service||9 ha|