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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 September 2016 to 30th September 2016

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
23/09/2016 to 25/09/2016 Mid-Coast Greys Road, Failford Private Private, Rural Fire Service
24/09/2016 to 24/09/2016 Clarence Valley Brooms Head Road, Brooms Head Private Rural Fire Service
24/09/2016 to 24/09/2016 Queanbeyan-Palerang Wallaces Gap Road, Bendoura Private Private, Rural Fire Service
27/09/2016 to 27/09/2016 Campbelltown Nymboida Crescent, Ruse Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
27/09/2016 to 27/09/2016 Wingecarribee Rocklilly Road, Wombeyan Caves Private Private, Rural Fire Service
29/09/2016 to 29/09/2016 Kyogle North of Woodenbong Road and High Street, Bonalbo Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Private, Rural Fire Service
29/09/2016 to 29/09/2016 Port Macquarie-Hastings Quarry Rise, Port Macquarie Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority
30/09/2016 to 02/10/2016 Bellingen Wollumbin Drive, Urunga Private Private, Rural Fire Service
30/09/2016 to 30/09/2016 Kyogle West of North Yabbra Road, Toonumbar National Park, Boomi Creek NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/09/2016 to 30/09/2016 Richmond Valley North of Myall Creek Road, Bungawalbin State Conservation Area, Ellangowan NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/09/2016 to 30/09/2016 Richmond Valley Broadwater Evans Head Road, Broadwater National Park, Broadwater NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
24/09/2016 to 24/09/2016 Tenterfield Sommerlads Road and Mt Lindesay Road, Tenterfield Private Private, Rural Fire Service
27/09/2016 to 27/09/2016 Kempsey 80 Inches Road, Verges Creek Private Rural Fire Service