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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 17th July to 25th July 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
17/07/2014 to 20/07/2014 Bega Valley Sapphire Coast Drive, Wallagoot Private Rural Fire Service
18/07/2014 to 19/07/2014 Bland Cypress Avenue, Weethalle Local Government Authority Private, Rural Fire Service
18/07/2014 to 19/07/2014 Richmond Valley Manifold Road, near North Casino Private Private, Rural Fire Service
19/07/2014 to 19/07/2014 Clarence Valley Wooli Road, Pillar Valley Private Rural Fire Service
19/07/2014 to 19/07/2014 Coffs Harbour Gatelys Road, Coffs Harbour Private Private, Rural Fire Service
19/07/2014 to 19/07/2014 Hawkesbury Little Island Creek, Kurrajong Private Rural Fire Service
19/07/2014 to 19/07/2014 Penrith Sweetwater Grove, Orchard Hills Private Rural Fire Service
19/07/2014 to 19/07/2014 Warringah Cooyong Road, Terrey Hills Private Private, Rural Fire Service
19/07/2014 to 19/07/2014 Wollongong Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Helensburgh Private Rural Fire Service
19/07/2014 to 19/07/2014 Wollongong Princes Highway Waterfall, near Garrawarra Private Rural Fire Service
20/07/2014 to 20/07/2014 Coffs Harbour Lower Bobo Road, Ulong Private Private, Rural Fire Service
20/07/2014 to 20/07/2014 The Hills Cliftonville Road, Lower Portland Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Private, Rural Fire Service
20/07/2014 to 29/07/2014 Warrumbungle Sullivans Road, Coonabarabran Private Private, Rural Fire Service
21/07/2014 to 21/07/2014 Clarence Valley Between James Trail & Middle Street, near Iluka Private Rural Fire Service
21/07/2014 to 21/07/2014 Dubbo Approx 20km South West Of Dubbo On the Newell Highway Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service
21/07/2014 to 21/07/2014 Port Macquarie-Hastings Parkwood Court, Port Macquarie Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
22/07/2014 to 22/07/2014 Clarence Valley Grays Road, Halfway Creek Private Rural Fire Service
22/07/2014 to 23/07/2015 Blacktown Princes Street, Riverstone Private Rural Fire Service
21/07/2014 to 25/07/2014 Murrumbidgee 1.5 Km North West Of Darlington Point NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
21/07/2014 to 25/07/2014 Warrumbungle Rifle Range Road, Coonabarabran Local Government Authority Local Government Authority, Rural Fire Service
22/07/2014 to 26/07/2014 Wollondilly Warragamba Dam Weather Station Area, Warragamba Catchment Authority Catchment Authority
22/07/2014 to 29/07/2014 Tenterfield Sugarbag Road & Old Bruxner Road, near Drake Private Private, Rural Fire Service
23/07/2014 to 01/08/2014 Tamworth Between Boundary Road and Pearson Trail, Hanging Rock, near Nundle Forests NSW Forests NSW
24/07/2014 to 03/08/2014 Port Macquarie-Hastings Peppermint Crescent, Wauchope Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority
24/07/2014 to 24/07/2014 Clarence Valley Kungala Road, Kungala Private Rural Fire Service
25/07/2014 to 25/07/2014 Clarence Valley Orara Way Kremnos, near Glenreagh Private Private
25/07/2014 to 25/07/2014 Clarence Valley Omega Drive, Kungala Private Private
25/07/2014 to 27/07/2014 Tenterfield New England Highway, Sandy Flat Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Private, Rural Fire Service