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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 18th May 2017 to 26th May 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
18/05/2017 to 18/05/2017 Cootamundra-Gundagai Rail Corridor between Cootamundra and Wallendbeen Australian Rail Track Corporation Rural Fire Service, Australian Rail Track Corporation
18/05/2017 to 20/05/2017 Cabonne Bushland north of Lower Lewis Ponds Road, Clifton Grove Private Rural Fire Service
18/05/2017 to 21/05/2017 Bega Valley Whittles Road, Wapengo Private Private, Rural Fire Service
18/05/2017 to 23/05/2017 Eurobodalla Brierly Road, Moruya Private Rural Fire Service
18/05/2017 to 25/05/2017 Shoalhaven South of Rannoch Drive, West Nowra NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
18/05/2017 to 25/05/2017 Shoalhaven South of Rannoch Drive, west of Albatross Road, West Nowra NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
19/05/2017 to 19/05/2017 Snowy Valleys Bago Forest Road, Tumbarumba Private Private, Rural Fire Service
19/05/2017 to 24/05/2017 Lithgow East of Newnes, Wollemi National Park NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
19/05/2017 to 24/05/2017 Port Macquarie-Hastings Kendall Crescent, Bonny Hills Local Government Authority Local Government Authority, Rural Fire Service
20/05/2017 to 20/05/2017 Bland Naradhan Road, Kikoira Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands), Rural Fire Service
20/05/2017 to 20/05/2017 Cessnock South of Majors Lane, Keinbah Private Private, Rural Fire Service
20/05/2017 to 21/05/2017 Tamworth Regional New Winton Road, Westdale Private Private, Rural Fire Service
20/05/2017 to 27/05/2017 Bland Railway Street, Weethalle Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands), Rural Fire Service
21/05/2017 to 21/05/2017 Hilltops Rockdale Road, Young Local Government Authority Private
21/05/2017 to 22/05/2017 Dubbo Regional Scrubland between Railway Street and Mitchell Highway, Wongarbon Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service
22/05/2017 to 22/05/2017 Orange East of Black Mountain Road, Mullion Range State Forest, Mullion Creek Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
23/05/2017 to 25/05/2017 Cabonne West of Burrendong Way, Mullion Creek Private Rural Fire Service
23/05/2017 to 25/05/2017 Wollondilly Warragamba Dam Weather Station Area, Warragamba Dam Catchment Authority Catchment Authority
24/05/2017 to 30/05/2017 Cootamundra-Gundagai Burley Griffin Way, between Stockingbingal Road and Yeo Yeo Road, Stockinbingal Australian Rail Track Corporation Australian Rail Track Corporation, Rural Fire Service
25/05/2017 to 30/05/2017 Dubbo Regional Black Mountain west of Ilgingery Road, Yarragal Private Rural Fire Service
25/05/2017 to 26/05/2017 Tamworth Regional Moonbi Lookout, New England Highway, Moonbi Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service
25/05/2017 to 30/5/2017 Kempsey South of Young Street, Arakoon NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
25/05/2017 to 30/5/2017 Kempsey North of Philip Drive Arakoon NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
25/05/2017 to 30/5/2018 Kempsey Monument Hill, Arakoon National Park, Arakoon NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service