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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 August to 5th September 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
29/08/2014 to 29/08/2014 Byron Settlement Road, Main Arm Private Private, Rural Fire Service
29/08/2014 to 29/08/2014 Walcha Mummel Gulf National Park, near Walcha NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/08/2014 to 30/08/2014 Clarence Valley Ryans Gully Lane, Eatonsville Private Private
30/08/2014 to 30/08/2014 Junee Old Junee Memorial Hall Neighbourhood Safer Place, near Old Junee Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service
30/08/2014 to 30/08/2014 Tweed Tyalgum Creek Road, Tyalgum Creek Private Private, Rural Fire Service
30/08/2014 to 30/08/2014 Wingecarribee Forest Road, Wingello Private Rural Fire Service
31/08/2014 to 05/09/2014 Walcha 40 Km East South East Of Walcha, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
31/08/2014 to 05/09/2014 Walcha Oaklands Road, Yarrowitch River and Deep Gully, Yarrowitch, near Walcha NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
31/08/2014 to 22/09/2014 Port Macquarie-Hastings Commerce Street, Wauchope Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
31/08/2014 to 31/08/2014 Blue Mountains Blue Mountains National Park, South Of Glenbrook NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
31/08/2014 to 31/08/2014 Glen Innes Severn Arnolds Road, Wellingrove Private Private, Rural Fire Service
01/09/2014 to 01/09/2014 Armidale Dumaresq Imbota Nature Reserve, near Armidale NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/09/2014 to 01/09/2014 Armidale Dumaresq Yina Nature Reserve, near Armidale NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/09/2014 to 01/09/2014 Narromine Kyalite Road, Tomingley Private NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Private
01/09/2014 to 01/09/2014 Richmond Valley Pacific Highway, New Italy, near Woodburn Private Rural Fire Service
01/09/2014 to 01/09/2014 Tamworth Back River Nature Reserve, near Nundle NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/09/2014 to 02/09/2014 Wollongong Garawarra State Conservation Area, near Helensburgh NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
01/09/2014 to 04/09/2014 Temora Victoria Street, Temora Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Local Government Authority, Rural Fire Service
01/09/2014 to 08/09/2014 Tamworth Nundle State Forest, near Nundle Forests NSW Forests NSW
01/09/2014 to 09/09/2014 Warrumbungle Pilliga Nature Reserve, Newell Highway, near Coonabarabran NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/09/2014 to 10/09/2014 Pittwater Deep Creek Reserve, Wakehurst Parkway, North Narrabeen Local Government Authority Local Government Authority, Rural Fire Service
01/09/2014 to 10/09/2014 Walcha Nowendoc National Park, East Of Rubys Knob Road, near Walcha NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/09/2014 to 11/09/2014 Walcha Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, Aberbaldie Nature Reserve, near Walcha NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
02/09/2014 to 03/09/2014 Dubbo Sappa Bulga National Park, near Dubbo NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
02/09/2014 to 05/09/2014 Brewarrina Ledknapper Nature Reserve, Old Gerara Springs, near Weilmoringle NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
02/09/2014 to 06/09/2014 Bourke Beulah West Asset Protection Zone, Ledknapper Nature Reserve near Bourke NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
03/09/2014 to 04/09/2014 Gilgandra Biddon State Conservation Area, 5 Km Southeast Of Biddon, Newell Highway Between Gilgandra and Coonabarabran NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
04/09/2014 to 06/09/2014 Shoalhaven Mimosa Park Strategic Fire Advantage Zone, Morton National Park, near Milton NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
05/09/2014 to 05/09/2014 Ballina Lumley's Lane, Near Ballina Private Private, Rural Fire Service
05/09/2014 to 05/09/2014 Blue Mountains Foy Avenue, near Blackheath NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
05/09/2014 to 14/09/2014 The Hills Connelly Way, Kellyville Local Government Authority Local Government Authority