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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 27th August 2015 to 4th September 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
01/09/2015 to 01/09/2015 Armidale Dumaresq Imbota Nature Reserve, Armidale NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/09/2015 to 01/09/2015 Armidale Dumaresq Yina Nature Reserve, Armidale NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/09/2015 to 01/09/2015 Byron Lighthouse Road, Byron Bay Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority, Other
01/09/2015 to 01/09/2015 Glen Innes Severn Butterleaf State Conservation Area, near Glen Innes NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/09/2015 to 01/09/2015 Lake Macquarie Hamilton Street, Kahibah Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands)
01/09/2015 to 01/09/2015 Lake Macquarie Scenic Drive, Wallarah National Park,Caves Beach NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/09/2015 to 01/09/2015 Lake Macquarie Eucalypt Close, Wangi Wangi Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
01/09/2015 to 01/09/2015 Moree Plains Gwydir Wetlands State Conservation Area, near Moree NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/09/2015 to 01/09/2015 Moree Plains Kirramingly Nature Reserve, near Gurley NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/09/2015 to 01/09/2015 Snowy River Kellys Plain, Kosciuszko National Park, 22 Km North West Of Adaminaby NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/09/2015 to 01/09/2015 Tamworth Back River Nature Reserve, near Nundle NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/09/2015 to 01/09/2015 Tenterfield Torrington State Conservation Area, North Of Torrington Town NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/09/2015 to 01/09/2015 Tenterfield Boonoo Boonoo National Park, near Tenterfield NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/09/2015 to 01/09/2015 Walcha Nowendoc National Park East Of Rubys Knob Road, near Walcha NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/09/2015 to 01/09/2015 Walgett Barwon State Conservation Area, near Walgett NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/09/2015 to 01/09/2015 Wyong Frazers Point, Jilliby State Conservation Area, near Ourimbah (3km to SE) NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/09/2015 to 02/09/2015 Lake Macquarie Green Point, near Valentine Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority, Rural Fire Service
01/09/2015 to 04/09/2015 Singleton Singleton Range, near Whittingham Department of Defence Private
01/09/2015 to 05/09/2015 Armidale Dumaresq Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, near Hillgrove NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/09/2015 to 09/09/2015 Weddin Mid Western Highway, Caragabal Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service
01/09/2015 to 10/09/2015 Gosford Mount Manning, Kulnura, near Mangrove Mountain Local Government Authority Local Government Authority, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
01/09/2015 to 10/09/2015 Gosford Sampsons Flat near Kulnura Local Government Authority Forest Corporation of NSW, Local Government Authority, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
01/09/2015 to 10/09/2015 Gosford The letter A, near Kulnura Local Government Authority Local Government Authority, Rural Fire Service
01/09/2015 to 10/09/2015 Inverell Tingha Plateau State Conservation Area, near Stannifer NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/09/2015 to 11/09/2015 Blue Mountains Sayers Stree,Lawson Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
02/09/2015 to 02/09/2015 Hornsby Moores Rd, near Glenorie Private Rural Fire Service
02/09/2015 to 02/09/2015 Hornsby Crusader Road, Galston Private Private
02/09/2015 to 10/09/2015 Clarence Valley Oil Rig Road, Kooyong State Cconservation Area, near Lawrence NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
04/09/2015 to 13/09/2015 Parkes Trundle Racecourse, Trundle Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service
04/09/2015 to 13/09/2015 Weddin Alexandra Street, Grenfell Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service
04/09/2015 to 13/09/2015 Weddin Gooloogong Road, Grenfell Local Government Authority Private, Rural Fire Service
04/09/2015 to 14/09/2015 Lachlan Wamboyne Street, Burcher Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands), Rural Fire Service
04/09/2015 to 14/09/2015 Parkes Newell Hwy North Of Alectown Roads & Maritime Services Private
04/09/2015 to 14/09/2015 Parkes St Cookamidgera Private Rural Fire Service
28/08/2015 to 28/08/2015 Kyogle Sawpit Creek Road, Sawpit Creek Private Private, Rural Fire Service
28/08/2015 to 29/08/2015 Kyogle Border Ranges National Park, Mahoneys Spur, near Old Grevillia NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
29/08/2015 to 05/09/2015 Great Lakes Woodlands Drive, Minimbah Private Private, Rural Fire Service
29/08/2015 to 07/09/2015 Tenterfield New England Highway, South Of Jennings Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Private, Rural Fire Service
29/08/2015 to 29/08/2015 Kyogle Summerland Way, Unumgar, near Woodenbong Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service
29/08/2015 to 29/08/2015 Kyogle Findon Creek Road, Findon Creek Private Private, Rural Fire Service
29/08/2015 to 29/08/2015 Kyogle Clarence Way, Woodenbong Private Private
30/08/2015 to 04/09/2015 Port Macquarie-Hastings Commerce Street, Wauchope Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority, Rural Fire Service
30/08/2015 to 30/08/2015 Byron Mount Jerusalem National Park, near Mullumbimby NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/08/2015 to 30/08/2015 Clarence Valley Bundjalung National Park, near Woombah NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/08/2015 to 30/08/2015 Clarence Valley Bundjalung National Park, near Woombah NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/08/2015 to 30/08/2015 Clarence Valley Kooyong State Conservation Area, near Lawrence NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/08/2015 to 30/08/2015 Glen Innes Severn Warra National Park, near Glencoe NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
30/08/2015 to 30/08/2015 Kyogle Border Ranges National Park, near Old Grevillia NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/08/2015 to 30/08/2015 Richmond Valley Bungawalbin State Cconservation Area, near Ellangowan NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/08/2015 to 30/08/2015 Richmond Valley Bungawalbin National Park, Bungawalbin NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/08/2015 to 30/08/2015 Richmond Valley Mount Neville Nature Reserve, near Rappville NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/08/2015 to 30/08/2015 Richmond Valley Bungawalbin National Park, near Ellangowan NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/08/2015 to 30/08/2015 Tweed Wollumbin National Park, Wondaree Road, near Tyalgum NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/08/2015 to 31/08/2015 Inverell Dthinna Dthinnawan National Park, near Yetman NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
31/08/2015 to 02/09/2015 Singleton Singleton Range, near Whittingham Department of Defence Department of Defence, Rural Fire Service
31/08/2015 to 03/09/2015 Singleton Singleton Range, near Hermitage Department of Defence Department of Defence, Rural Fire Service
31/08/2015 to 07/09/2015 Great Lakes Nerong Creek, near Nerong Private NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
31/08/2015 to 31/08/2015 Lake Macquarie Pulbah Island Nature Reserve North, near Wangi Wangi NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service