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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 24th August 2017 to 1st September 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
24/08/2017 to 24/08/2017 Northern Beaches Stapleton Reserve, Riviera Avenue, Avalon Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority
24/08/2017 to 24/08/2017 Northern Beaches Angophora Reserve, Hilltop Road, Avalon Beach Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority
24/08/2017 to 24/08/2017 The Hills Cumberland State Forest, in the vicinity of Kings Lynn Court West Pennant Hills Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW, Rural Fire Service
24/08/2017 to 24/08/2017 The Hills Cumberland State Forest, near Castle Hill Road, West Pennant Hills Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW, Rural Fire Service
25/08/2017 to 26/08/2017 Blue Mountains Bushland southwest of Glenbrook in the Blue Mountains National Park NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
25/08/2017 to 27/08/2017 Tamworth New England Gully Road, Moonbi Private Private, Rural Fire Service
25/08/2017 to 28/08/2017 Penrith Agnes Banks Nature Reserve in the vicinity of Rickards Road and Castlereagh Road, Agnes Banks NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
25/08/2017 to 31/08/2017 Port Macquarie-Hastings Bushland east of Park Avenue and north of Ocean Drive, Lakewood Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority
26/08/2017 to 26/08/2017 Bellingen Henry Boultwood Drive, Fernmount Private Private, Rural Fire Service
26/08/2017 to 26/08/2017 Bellingen Mount Street, Fernmount Private Private, Rural Fire Service
26/08/2017 to 26/08/2017 Hawkesbury Bushland south of Bowen Mountain Road and between Lieutenant Bowen Drive and Grandview Avenue, Bowen Mountain Private Private, Rural Fire Service
26/08/2017 to 26/08/2017 Lithgow East of Pindari Place, near Lake Wallace, Wallerawang Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Rural Fire Service
26/08/2017 to 26/08/2017 Lithgow Grassland south of Barton Avenue, Wallerawang Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Rural Fire Service
26/08/2017 to 26/08/2017 Lithgow Grassland southwest of Barton Avenue, Wallerawang Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Rural Fire Service
26/08/2017 to 26/08/2017 Queanbeyan-Palerang Naylor Road, Urila Private Private, Rural Fire Service
26/08/2017 to 26/08/2017 The Hills Bushland north of Bushview Drive and Ferncreek Court, Kellyville Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW
26/08/2017 to 26/08/2017 The Hills Bushland to the east of Halcrows Road and to the north of Neich Road, Glenorie Private Rural Fire Service
26/08/2017 to 27/08/2017 Lake Macquarie Bushland o the west of Dyce Road and Manhire Road, Wyee Private Rural Fire Service
26/08/2017 to 27/08/2017 Sutherland West of Viburnum Road, Mulberry Street, Broom Place, Gorse Close and Eugenia Street, Loftus Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service
26/08/2017 to 27/08/2017 Wingecarribee Bushland west of Spring Street, Mittagong Private Rural Fire Service
26/08/2017 to 27/08/2017 Shoalhaven To the north of George Evans Road, Mundamia Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands), Private Rural Fire Service
26/08/2017 to 28/08/2017 Penrith Bushland north of Henry Cox Drive, south of Rileys Mountain Track and west of Mulgoa Road, Mulgoa Private Rural Fire Service
26/08/2017 to 30/08/2017 Campbelltown Bushland south of Georges River Road, Old Kent Road and Harrison Road, Kentlyn Local Government Authority Local Government Authority, Rural Fire Service
26/08/2017 to 31/08/2017 Singleton Putty Valley Road, Putty Private Private
27/08/2017 to 27/08/2017 Armidale Regional Saumarez Road, Armidale Private Rural Fire Service
27/08/2017 to 27/08/2017 Hawkesbury Bushland to the west and northwest of McMahons Road, Kurrajong NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service Private
27/08/2017 to 27/08/2017 Port Macquarie-Hastings Between Sabcrox Road, Bushland Drive and the Pacific Highway, Sancrox Private Private
27/08/2017 to 03/09/2017 Inverell Grassland south of Rifle Range Road, Inverell Private, Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service
27/08/2017 to 03/09/2017 Inverell Bushland on the corner of Graman Road and Ely Street, Ashford Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service
29/08/2017 to 30/08/2017 Bathurst Regional South of Settling Ponds Track, Hill End NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/08/2017 to 30/08/2017 Bega Valley East of Back Creek Road, Lochiel Private Rural Fire Service
30/08/2017 to 30/08/2017 Bega Valley Summerhill Road, Greigs Flat Private Rural Fire Service
30/08/2017 to 30/08/2017 Bega Valley Bushland north of Upper Kiah Road and west of Whelan Rd, Kiah Private Rural Fire Service
30/08/2017 to 30/08/2017 Bega Valley Corner of Wonboyn Road and Ivor Jones Drive, Wonboyn Private Rural Fire Service
30/08/2017 to 30/08/2017 Bega Valley North of Fulligans Road, Perricoe Private Forest Corporation of NSW, Private
30/08/2017 to 30/08/2017 Bland Between Mid Western Highway and Railway Street, Weethalle Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands), Rural Fire Service
31/08/2017 to 04/09/2017 Bogan In the vicinity of Bourke Street and Mitchell Highway, Coolabah Private Rural Fire Service
01/09/2017 to 01/09/2017 Armidale Regional South of Camperdown Road, Lyndhurst Private Rural Fire Service
01/09/2017 to 01/09/2017 Cabonne Bushland south of Matthews Road, Yeoval Private Rural Fire Service
01/09/2017 to 01/09/2017 Cabonne South of Burrendong Way, Mullion Creek Private Rural Fire Service
01/09/2017 to 01/09/2017 Campbelltown In the vicinity of Brisbane Road and Nymboida Crescent, Ruse Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority
01/09/2017 to 01/09/2017 Clarence Valley West of Armidale Road, Dundurrabin Private Forest Corporation of NSW, Rural Fire Service
01/09/2017 to 01/09/2017 Eurobodalla Bushland north of Kianga Forest Road and west of Riverview Road, North Narooma Private Private
01/09/2017 to 01/09/2017 Eurobodalla Corner of Sunshine Bay Road and George Bass Drive, Sunshine Bay Private Private
01/09/2017 to 01/09/2017 Eurobodalla The Ridge Road, Surf Beach Private Private
01/09/2017 to 01/09/2017 Central Coast Bushland north of Big Jims Point Trail, south of Morgans Road and west of the M1 Motorway, Popran National Park, Mount White NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
01/09/2017 to 01/09/2017 Lake Macquarie East of Hamilton Street, Fallins Street and Lemana Place, Kahibah Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands)
01/09/2017 to 01/09/2017 Lake Macquarie Bushland to the south of Macquarie Street and between Coorumbung Street and Wharf Road, Morisset Private Fire & Rescue NSW, Rural Fire Service
01/09/2017 to 01/09/2017 Lake Macquarie Midway Road, Mandalong Private Private, Rural Fire Service
01/09/2017 to 01/09/2017 Lake Macquarie Bushland north of Rocky Point Road, Eraring Private Rural Fire Service
01/09/2017 to 01/09/2017 Lake Macquarie Bushland in the vicinity of Highfields Parade and Fernleigh Loop, Highfields Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
01/09/2017 to 01/09/2017 Shoalhaven South of Forest Road, Comberton Private Rural Fire Service
01/09/2017 to 01/09/2017 Willoughby North of Minimbah Road, Northbridge Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
01/09/2017 to 01/09/2017 Central Coast Bushland between the Motorway Link Road and Bruce Crescent, Wallarah Private Rural Fire Service
01/09/2017 to 01/09/2017 Central Coast West of Tall Timbers Road, Kingfisher Shores Private Private, Rural Fire Service
01/09/2017 to 01/09/2017 Central Coast Anderson Road, Glenning Valley Private Private, Rural Fire Service
01/09/2017 to 03/09/2017 Wollondilly South of Burragorang Road, Nattai Private NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
01/09/2017 to 08/09/2017 Snowy Monaro Grassland surrounding Bredbo School, Cooma Street, Bredbo Private Rural Fire Service
01/09/2017 to 08/09/2017 Parkes Between Mentone Street and Carlisle Trundle Road, Trundle Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service
01/09/2017 to 10/09/2017 Central Coast Bushland south of Brushwood Avenue, Kincumber Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service
01/09/2017 to 11/09/2017 Port Macquarie-Hastings In the vicinity of Pembroke Place, Marsden Crescent and Colonial Circuit, Port Macquarie Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority