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
Hazard Reduction Advisory for 29th September 2016 to 7th October 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|
|01/10/2016 to 01/10/2016||Lake Macquarie||West of Porowi Road,Brightwaters||Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands)||Rural Fire Service|
|01/10/2016 to 01/10/2016||Narromine||Trangie Dandaloo Road, Trangie||Other||Rural Fire Service|
|01/10/2016 to 01/10/2016||Port Macquarie-Hastings||West Of Ocean Drive, Laurieton||Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands)||Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands)|
|01/10/2016 to 01/10/2016||Port Macquarie-Hastings||West Of Mill Street, Laurieton||Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands)||Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands)|
|01/10/2016 to 01/10/2016||Port Stephens||Dowling Street, Nelson Bay||Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands)||Fire & Rescue NSW|
|01/10/2016 to 01/10/2016||Richmond Valley||West of Korindiri Ridge Road, The Gap||Private||Rural Fire Service|
|01/10/2016 to 01/10/2016||Central Coast||West Of Soldiers Point Drive, Norah Head||Private||Fire & Rescue NSW, Rural Fire Service|
|01/10/2016 to 01/10/2016||Central Coast||Bumble Hill Road, Yarramalong||Private||Private, Rural Fire Service|
|01/10/2016 to 01/10/2016||Central Coast||Mountain Road, Wallarah||Private||Rural Fire Service|
|01/10/2016 to 10/10/2016||The Hills||Ridgecrop Drive, Castle Hill||Local Government Authority||Local Government Authority|
|01/10/2016 to 11/10/2016||Mid-Coast||Springhill Road, Coopernook||Local Government Authority||Rural Fire Service|
|06/10/2016 to 06/10/2016||Georges River||Forest Road, Lugarno||Local Government Authority||Fire & Rescue NSW|
|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|
|30/09/2016 to 02/10/2016||Bellingen||Wollumbin Drive, Urunga||Private||Private, Rural Fire Service|
|30/09/2016 to 30/09/2016||Coffs Harbour||Arrawarra Beach Road, Arrawarra||Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands)||Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands), 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|