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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 22nd June 2017 to 30th June 2017

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
22/06/2017 to 24/06/2017 Moree Plains Gwydir Wetlands State Conservation Area, north of Watercourse Road NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
22/06/2017 to 26/06/2017 Dubbo Regional Goonoo State Conservation Area between Paddies Dam Trail and Mendooran Road NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
24/06/2017 to 25/06/2017 Tamworth Regional New Winton Road, Westdale Private Private, Rural Fire Service
24/06/2017 to 28/06/2017 Eurobodalla Bushland between Wentworth Avenue and Thomas Mitchell Crescent, Sunshine Bay Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service
25/06/2017 to 25/06/2017 Uralla Rocky River Road, Arding Private Rural Fire Service
25/06/2017 to 26/06/2017 Eurobodalla Reedy Creek Road, Dignams Creek Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
26/06/2017 to 05/07/2017 Bega Valley South of Imlay Road and north of Narrabarba Road, East Boyd State Forest Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
27/06/2017 to 28/06/2017 Moree Plains Gwydir Highway, Moree Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service
27/06/2017 to 30/06/2017 Shoalhaven Blue Gum Flat Road, Yadboro State Forest Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
28/06/2017 to 29/06/2017 Eurobodalla Mogo State Forest south of Batemans Bay Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
28/06/2017 to 30/06/2017 Shoalhaven Currambene State Forest, north west of Callala Bay Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
29/06/2017 to 30/06/2017 Bega Valley Nadgee State Forest, Wonboyn Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
29/06/2017 to 30/06/2017 Bega Valley South of Imlay Road, Yambulla State Forest, Yambulla Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
29/06/2017 to 30/06/2017 Bega Valley Bondi State Forest, Nungatta Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
29/06/2017 to 30/06/2017 Bega Valley North of Imlay Road, Yambulla State Forest, Yambulla Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
29/06/2017 to 30/06/2017 Bega Valley West of Pericoe Road, Yambulla State Forest, Yambulla Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
29/06/2017 to 30/06/2017 Bega Valley West of Letts Mountain Road, Yambulla State Forest, Yambulla Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
29/06/2017 to 30/06/2017 Snowy Monaro North of Imlay Road, Bondi State Forest, Nungatta Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
29/06/2017 to 30/06/2017 Eurobodalla North of Ross Ridge Road, Mogo State Forest, Mogo Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
29/06/2017 to 30/06/2017 Shoalhaven Bushland between Tumblebar Road and Molloys Road, North Brooman State Forest, North Brooman Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
29/06/2017 to 30/06/2017 Shoalhaven East of Flat Rock Road, Flat Rock State Forest, Morton Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
29/06/2017 to 30/06/2017 Shoalhaven Bushland between Barkshed Road and Ryans Fire Trail, South Brooman State Forest Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
30/06/2017 to 02/07/2017 Snowy Monaro Bondi State Forest, west of Coolangubra Forest way, Paddys Flat Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
30/06/2017 to 07/07/2017 Snowy Monaro Bucky Springs Road, Rosemeath Private Rural Fire Service
30/06/2017 to 30/06/2017 Bega Valley Bushland between Tathra Road and Fire Shed Trail, Tathra Private Rural Fire Service
30/06/2017 to 30/06/2017 Shoalhaven North Brooman State Forest between Wire Rope Road and Old Coach Road, North Brooman Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
30/06/2017 to 30/06/2017 Wollondilly Barbour Road, Thirlmere Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service