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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 28th May 2015 to 5th June 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
28/05/2015 to 28/05/2015 Cowra White Horse Road, Cowra Private Rural Fire Service
28/05/2015 to 28/05/2015 Cowra Stoney Hill Road, Cowra Private Rural Fire Service
28/05/2015 to 28/05/2015 Dubbo Godwin's Lane, Mogriguy Private Private, Rural Fire Service
29/05/2015 to 29/05/2015 Cowra Fragars Road, Cowra Private Rural Fire Service
29/05/2015 to 29/05/2015 Cowra Stoney Hill Road, Cowra Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service
29/05/2015 to 29/05/2015 Great Lakes Myall Lakes National Park, near Hawks Nest NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
29/05/2015 to 29/05/2015 Great Lakes Wallingat National Park, near Myall Lakes NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
29/05/2015 to 29/05/2015 Great Lakes Wallingat National Park, near Pacific Palms NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
29/05/2015 to 29/05/2015 Ku-ring-gai Valley View Close and Longford Street, Roseville Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
29/05/2015 to 29/05/2015 Ku-ring-gai Glen Road and Valley View Crescent, Roseville Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
29/05/2015 to 29/05/2015 Ku-ring-gai Roland Avenue and Campbell Drive, Wahroonga Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
29/05/2015 to 29/05/2015 Lithgow Evans Crown Nature Reserve, near Tarana NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
29/05/2015 to 29/05/2015 Lithgow East of Ben Bullen Between the Railway Line and Huthchinson Road, near Ben Bullen NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
29/05/2015 to 29/05/2015 Oberon Kanangra-Boyd National Park, near Jenolan NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
29/05/2015 to 29/05/2015 Oberon Abercrombie River National Park, near Taralga NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
29/05/2015 to 29/05/2015 Oberon Blue Mountains National Park, near Wombeyan NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
29/05/2015 to 29/05/2015 Oberon Kanangra-Boyd National Park, near Jenolan NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
29/05/2015 to 29/05/2015 Oberon Abercrombie River National Park, near Werong NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
29/05/2015 to 29/05/2015 Oberon Kanangra Boyd National Park, North West of Mount Werong, near Oberon NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
29/05/2015 to 29/05/2015 Oberon Abercrombie River National Park, Abercrombie Trail, near Taralga NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
29/05/2015 to 29/05/2015 Upper Lachlan Mares Forest National Park, near Wombeyan NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
29/05/2015 to 29/05/2015 Upper Lachlan Abercrombie River National Park, near Jerrong NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
29/05/2015 to 29/05/2015 Wollondilly Blue Mountains National Park, near Yerranderie NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
29/05/2015 to 30/06/2015 Tamworth Dungowan Dam Road, Ogunbil, near Niangala Local Government Authority Local Government Authority, Rural Fire Service
30/05/2015 to 30/05/2015 Lithgow Turon National Park, near Capertee NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
30/05/2015 to 30/05/2015 Oberon Kanangra-Boyd National Park, near Jenolan NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/05/2015 to 30/05/2015 Port Stephens Tilligerry NR, near Talyor Beach NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
30/05/2015 to 30/05/2015 Port Stephens Worimi National Park, near Salt Marsh NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
30/05/2015 to 30/05/2015 Port Stephens Tomaree National Park, near Shoal Bay NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
30/05/2015 to 30/05/2015 Port Stephens Tomaree National Park, near Anna Bay NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
30/05/2015 to 30/05/2015 Port Stephens Karuah National Park, near Karuah NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
30/05/2015 to 30/05/2015 Port Stephens Worimi National Park, near Salt Ash NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
30/05/2015 to 30/05/2015 Port Stephens Wallaroo National Park, near Karuah NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
30/05/2015 to 30/05/2015 Port Stephens Tomaree National Park, near Shoal Bay NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
30/05/2015 to 30/05/2015 Port Stephens Tilligerry Nature Reserve, near Taylors Beach NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
30/05/2015 to 30/05/2015 Port Stephens Worimi National Park, near Anna Bay NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
30/05/2015 to 30/05/2015 Port Stephens Medowie State Conservation Area, near Medowie NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
30/05/2015 to 30/05/2015 Snowy River Ingebirah State Forest, near Jindabyne Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
30/05/2015 to 31/05/2015 Blue Mountains Blue Mountains National Park, 5km South of Wentworth Falls NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
31/05/2015 to 31/05/2015 Shoalhaven Braidwood Road, Parma, near Nowra Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands), NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
31/05/2015 to 31/05/2015 Uralla Pinegrove Road, Saumarez Ponds, near Armidale Private Private, Rural Fire Service
31/05/2015 to 31/05/2015 Uralla Tabulum Road, Invergowrie Private Private, Rural Fire Service
31/05/2015 to 31/05/2015 Uralla Bundarra Road, Invergowrie Private Private, Rural Fire Service
01/06/2015 to 01/06/2015 Cabonne Dry Creek Road, Lewis Ponds Private Rural Fire Service
01/06/2015 to 01/06/2015 Cabonne Matthews Road, near Yeoval Private Rural Fire Service
01/06/2015 to 01/06/2015 Cowra Adams Lane, Gooloogong Private Rural Fire Service
01/06/2015 to 10/06/2015 Hay Lachlan Valley State Conservation Area, near Booligal NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
02/06/2015 to 06/06/2015 Bega Valley Bermagui State Forest, near Kiah Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
04/06/2015 to 04/06/2015 Bland Hiawatha Street, near Tallimba Australian Rail Track Corporation Rural Fire Service
04/06/2015 to 10/06/2015 Bega Valley Yambulla State Forest, near Narrabarba Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
05/06/2015 to 05/06/2015 Guyra Mount Mitchell Road, Backwater Private Private, Rural Fire Service
05/06/2015 to 05/06/2015 Kempsey Yarravel Nature Reserve, near Kempsey NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service