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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 September 2014 to 26th September 2014

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
18/09/2014 Clarence Valley Omega Drive Kungala Private Rural Fire Service
18/09/2014 to 27/09/2014 Gosford Mangrove Dam Road Kulnura near Bucketty Local Government Authority Local Government Authority, Rural Fire Service
19/09/2014 to 24/09/2014 Port Stephens Medowie Old Swan Bay Road, near Medowie NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
19/09/2014 The Hills Porters Trail Kenthurst Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Private
20/09/2014 Bathurst Colo Road Trunkey Creek Private Private, Rural Fire Service
20/09/2014 Gunnedah Tambar Springs High Street near Gunnedah Private Rural Fire Service
20/09/2014 Hawkesbury Tizzana Road Ebenezer Private Rural Fire Service
20/09/2014 Hawkesbury Mountain Avenue Yarramundi Private Private
20/09/2014 Port Macquarie-Hastings Norman and Lord Streets Laurieton Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands), Fire & Rescue NSW, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
20/09/2014 Uralla Thunderbolts Way Rocky River Private Rural Fire Service
20/09/2014 Yass Valley Barton Hwy, Wallaroo Private Private, Rural Fire Service
20/09/2014 to 21/09/2014 Glen Innes Severn Rose Valley Road Emmaville Private/Crown Rural Fire Service
20/09/2014 to 21/09/2014 Glen Innes Severn Between EmmavilleRd & Wellingtonvale Road Emmaville Private/Common Rural Fire Service
20/09/2014 to 21/09/2014 Glen Innes Severn Arnolds Road Wellingrove Private Rural Fire Service
20/09/2014 to 21/09/2014 Inverell Haywood Road Delungra Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service
20/09/2014 to 21/09/2014 Inverell McIlveen Road Delungra Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service
20/09/2014 to 21/09/2014 Inverell Old Armidale Road Stannifer Private Rural Fire Service
19/09/2014 to 21/09/2014 Clarence Valley Bundjalung National Park NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
19/09/2014 to 24/09/2014 Port Stephens North of Medowie Village NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
20/09/2014 to 21/09/2014 Great Lakes Headland Road Boomerang Beach Private Private
20/09/2014 to 21/09/2014 The Hills Pitt Town Road Kenthurst Private Private
21/09/2014 Nambucca Pacific Highway, Eungai Rail Private Rural Fire Service
21/09/2014 Coffs Harbour Gatelys Road Coffs Harbour Private Private, Rural Fire Service
21/09/2014 to 22/09/2014 Wyong Buangi Road Durren Durren Local Government Authority Private, Rural Fire Service
21/09/2014 to 22/09/2014 Lake Macquarie Bukkai Road Wyee Private Rural Fire Service
22/09/2014 to 23/09/2014 Temora Harts Hill, near Temora Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands), Rural Fire Service
22/09/2014 to 26/09/2014 Goulburn Mulwaree Mogo Road Oallen, near Mogo Catchment Authority Catchment Authority
22/09/2014 to 26/09/2014 Shoalhaven Adjacent To Lake Tabourie & West Of Princes Highway, near Lake Tabourie Forests NSW Forests NSW
23/09/2014 Cessnock Leconfield Street Standford Merthyr Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service/Fire & Rescue NSW
23/09/2014 Kempsey Rainbow Beach Road Dondingalong Private Rural Fire Service
23/09/2014 Kempsey Circuit Lane Dondingalong Private Rural Fire Service
23/09/2014 Port Macquarie-Hastings Ocean Drive North Haven NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
23/09/2014 to 26/09/2014 Warrumbungle Tinkrameanah National Park, near Coonabarabran NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
24/09/2014 Kempsey Clarkes Road Yessabah Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service
24/09/2014 Lake Macquarie Macquarie Rd, Lakelands Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW
24/09/2014 Lake Macquarie Nomad Road Toronto Private/Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service/Fire & Rescue NSW
24/09/2014 Kempsey Beranghi Road Crescent Head Private Rural Fire Service
24/09/2014 to 25/09/2014 Gosford Mangrove Dam Area - Bucketty/Kulnura Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service
26/09/2014 to 02/10/2014 Port Macquarie-Hastings Mahogany Hill Port Macquarie Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority
26/09/2014 to 03/10/2014 Tenterfield Old Bruxner Rd, Tabulum Private Private
26/09/2014 Wakool Hay-Kieeta Southern Boundary Yanga National Park, near Balranald NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
26/09/2014 to 28/09/2014 Hawkesbury Little Mogo Yengo National Park, near St Albans 9Km South West NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service