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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 23rd April 2015 to 1st May 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
01/05/2015 to 01/05/2015 Byron Arakwal National Park, near Byron bay NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service Fire & Rescue NSW, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/05/2015 to 01/05/2015 Campbelltown Lysaghts Road - Dharawal State Conservation Area, near Wedderburn / Darkes Forest NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/05/2015 to 01/05/2015 Hornsby Berowra Valley National Park, Adjacent To Alicia, Crawford, Glenview Roads, Mount Kuring-Gai NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
01/05/2015 to 01/05/2015 Mid-Western Western Munghorn Nature Reserve, near Cooyal NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/05/2015 to 01/05/2015 Moree Plains Terry Hie Hie Conservation Zone, near Bellata NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
01/05/2015 to 03/05/2015 Kyogle Richmond Range National Park, near Bonalbo NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
23/04/2015 to 23/04/2015 Tumut Yarrangobilly Caves, 24 Km South East Of Talbingo, near Yarrangobilly NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
23/04/2015 to 25/04/2015 Kyogle Tindalls East windrow burn, 3km South East Of Ettrick Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
23/04/2015 to 29/04/2015 Great Lakes North Of Uralla St, West Of Station St and East Of Railway Rd North Arm Cove Private Rural Fire Service
24/04/2015 to 30/04/2015 Murray Murray Valley National Park, near Moama NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
26/04/2015 to 02/05/2015 Richmond Valley Hogarth Range Nature Reserve, near Upper Mongogarie NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
26/04/2015 to 26/04/2015 Mid-Western Triangle Swamp Road, Bocoble, near Mudgee Private Rural Fire Service
27/04/2015 to 01/05/2015 Hay Booligal State Conservation Area, near Booligal NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
27/04/2015 to 01/05/2015 Oberon Shooters Hill Gingkin Road, Shooters Hill, Gurnang State Forest, near Oberon Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
27/04/2015 to 01/05/2015 Oberon Lowes Mount State Forest, Lowes Mount Road, Oberon Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
27/04/2015 to 06/05/2015 Oberon Blenheim State Forest, Hazelgrove Road, Badger Bush, near Oberon Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
27/04/2015 to 06/05/2015 Oberon Dog Rocks State Forest, Sewells Creek Rockley Road, Charlton, near Rockley Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
27/04/2015 to 06/05/2015 Oberon Sewells Creek Road & Beaconsfield Road, Essington State Forest, Oberon Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
27/04/2015 to 06/05/2015 Oberon Sewells Creek Road & Beaconsfield Road, Essington State Forest Oberon No.2 Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
27/04/2015 to 27/04/2015 Hornsby Galston Road, near Galston Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service
27/04/2015 to 30/04/2015 Tumut Billapaloola, near Tummorama Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
28/04/2015 to 28/04/2015 Carrathool Nombinnie Nature Reserve, near Hillston NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
28/04/2015 to 29/04/2015 Guyra Guy Fawkes River National Park, Wards Mistake NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
28/04/2015 to 30/04/2015 Kyogle Glennies Chair East Of Mt Lindesay, near Dairy Flat NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
29/04/2015 to 29/04/2015 Cobar Nombinnie Nature Reserve, near Hillston NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
29/04/2015 to 29/04/2015 Tweed Palmvale South Land Management Zone, Moobal National Park, near Murwillumbah NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/04/2015 to 01/05/2015 Cobar Nombinnie Nature Reserve, near Lake Cargellico NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/04/2015 to 05/05/2015 Eurobodalla Murramarang National Park, near South Durras NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/04/2015 to 05/05/2015 Kiama Budderoo National Park, near Robertson NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/04/2015 to 30/04/2015 Clarence Valley Bundjalung National Park, near Woodburn NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/04/2015 to 30/04/2015 Clarence Valley North Of Sandon River, Yuraygir National Park, near Wooli NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/04/2015 to 30/04/2015 Clarence Valley Yuraygir National Park, near Grafton NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/04/2015 to 30/04/2015 Clarence Valley Bees Nest West Trail, Yuraygir National Park, near Wooloweyah NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/04/2015 to 30/04/2015 Clarence Valley Yuraygir National Park, near Wooli NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/04/2015 to 30/04/2015 Clarence Valley Black Mountain & The Junction Roads, Nymboi-Binderay National Park, near Nymboida NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/04/2015 to 30/04/2015 Clarence Valley Black Mountain Road, south east of Nymboida NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/04/2015 to 30/04/2015 Hornsby Clovelly Road, Hornsby Private Rural Fire Service
30/04/2015 to 30/04/2015 Ku-ring-gai Soldiers Memorial Park, Lindfield Oval & Robinson Street, East Lindfield Local Government Authority Local Government Authority, Rural Fire Service
30/04/2015 to 30/04/2015 Lithgow Sunny Corner State Forest, Battery Road, Sunny Corner Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
30/04/2015 to 30/04/2015 Lithgow Lidsdale State Forest, near Lithgow Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
30/04/2015 to 30/04/2015 Narrabri Moema National Park, near Edgeroi NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/04/2015 to 30/04/2015 Richmond Valley Rich Legges Strategic Fire Advantage Zone, Broadwater National Park, near Broadwater NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/04/2015 to 30/04/2015 Richmond Valley Rich Maloney Strategic Fire Advantage Zone, Broadwater National Park, near Broadwater NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/04/2015 to 30/04/2015 Willoughby Sailors Bay Road, Northbridge Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
30/04/2015 to 30/05/2015 Inverell Clive State Forest, near Inverell Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW