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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 14th August to 22nd August 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
14/08/2014 to 22/08/2014 Gwydir Gwydir River State Conservation Area, near Copeton NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
15/08/2014 Junee Bethungra Road, Bethungra Local Government Authority Private, Rural Fire Service
15/08/2014 The Hills Tallawung Place, Kenthurst Private Rural Fire Service
15/08/2014 Hawkesbury Mountain Avenue, Kurrajong Private Rural Fire Service
15/08/2014 to 16/08/2014 Glen Innes Severn Gibraltar Range National Park, near Glen Innes NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
15/08/2014 to 16/08/2014 Wollondilly Glengarrie Road, Pheasants Nest Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service
15/08/2014 to 18/08/2014 Shoalhaven Albatross Road, Nowra Hill Private Private
15/08/2014 to 21/08/2014 Shoalhaven Callala Beach Road, Callala Beach Private Rural Fire Service
15/08/2014 to 24/08/2014 Warrumbungle 21km North Of Coonabarabran On Newell Highway, Coonabarabran Private Rural Fire Service
16/08/2014 Clarence Valley Wooli Road, Pillar Valley Private Private, Rural Fire Service
16/08/2014 Mid-Western Ridge Road, Ulan, near Mudgee Private Rural Fire Service
16/08/2014 Wingecarribee Greysands, Hume Highway, Sutton Forest Private Rural Fire Service
16/08/2014 Wingecarribee Government Road, Yerrinbool Private Rural Fire Service
16/08/2014 Wingecarribee Mt Alex Reserve, Mittagong Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service
16/08/2014 Wollondilly Bonds Road, Thirlmere Private Private
16/08/2014 Yass Valley Greenwood Road, Yass River Private Rural Fire Service
16/08/2014 to 17/08/2014 Hawkesbury Chaseling Road South, Leets Vale Private Private
16/08/2014 to 17/08/2014 Palerang Little Burra Road, Burra Private Private, Rural Fire Service
16/08/2014 to 17/08/2014 Palerang Plummers Road, Burra Private Private, Rural Fire Service
16/08/2014 to 17/08/2014 Palerang Macs Reef Road, Bywong Private Rural Fire Service
16/08/2014 to 17/08/2014 Wingecarribee River Farm' Victoria St, Penrose Private Rural Fire Service
16/08/2014 to 17/08/2014 Wollondilly Caloola Road, Bargo Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands), Private
16/08/2014 to 23/08/2014 Port Macquarie-Hastings Parkwood Court, Port Macquarie Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority
16/08/2014 to 23/08/2014 Warrumbungle Barkala, South Of Pilliga Conservation Area, near Coonabarabran Private NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Private, Rural Fire Service
16/08/2014 to 24/08/2014 Port Macquarie-Hastings Peppermint Crescent, Wauchope Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority
17/08/2014 Warrumbungle Corner Of Barker Street and Rifle Range Road, near Coonabarabran Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands)
17/08/2014 to 23/08/2014 Port Macquarie-Hastings Parkwood Court, Port Macquarie Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority
17/08/2014 to 24/08/2014 Port Macquarie-Hastings Peppermint Crescent, Wauchope Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority
17/08/2014 to 27/08/2014 Clarence Valley Strategic Fire Advantage Zone, Bundjalung National Park, near Woombah NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
17/08/2014 to 27/08/2014 Clarence Valley Strategic Fire Advantage Zone, North Kooyong State Conservation Area, near Lawrence NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
17/08/2014 to 27/08/2014 Clarence Valley Oil Rig Road, Kooyong State Conservation Area, near Lawrence NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
17/08/2014 to 27/08/2014 Richmond Valley Carrawarra Trail, Within Mount Neville Nature Reservce, near Rappville NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
17/08/2014 to 27/08/2014 Richmond Valley Hogarth Range Nature Reserve, near Upper Mongogarie NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
18/08/2014 to 21/08/2014 Wollongong Fire Rd, Woronora Special Area, near Helensburgh Catchment Authority Catchment Authority
20/08/2014 Glen Innes Severn Barool National Park, near Glen Innes NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
20/08/2014 Kempsey Clarkes Road, near Yessabah Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands)
20/08/2014 to 27/08/2014 Port Macquarie-Hastings Quarry Rise, Port Macquarie Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
20/08/2014 to 30/08/2014 Lachlan Wamboyne Street, Burcher Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands), Rural Fire Service
20/08/2014 to 30/08/2014 Parkes Cookamidgera Road, Bartleys Creek, near Cookamidgera Private Rural Fire Service
20/08/2014 to 30/08/2014 Weddin Mid Western Highway, Caragabal Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands), Rural Fire Service
20/08/2014 to 30/08/2014 Weddin Gooloogong Road, Grenfell Local Government Authority Private, Rural Fire Service
21/08/2014 Clarence Valley Gallaghers Lane, Ashby Heights Private Rural Fire Service
21/08/2014 to 31/08/2014 Singleton Gresford Road, Sedgefield, near Singleton Private Private, Rural Fire Service
22/08/2014 Ballina Lumleys Lane, Near Ballina Private Private, Rural Fire Service
22/08/2014 to 29/08/2014 Tenterfield New England Highway, South Of Jennings, near Jennings Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service
22/08/2014 to 31/08/2014 Inverell Stannifer Road, Stannifer Private Private, Rural Fire Service