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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 23rd June 2016 to 1st July 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
25/06/2016 to 29/06/2016 Wollongong Princes Highway, Helensburgh Private Rural Fire Service
25/06/2016 to 29/06/2016 Wollongong Darkes Forest Road, Darkes Forest Private NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
27/06/2016 to 07/07/2016 Eurobodalla Wagonga Scenic Drive, Bodalla State Forest, Narooma Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
27/06/2016 to 27/06/2016 Moree Plains Boggabilla Boat Ramp, Brown Street, Boggabilla Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service
27/06/2016 to 27/06/2016 Moree Plains Brown Steet and Merriwa Street, Boggabilla Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service
29/06/2016 to 30/06/2016 Wollongong Mount Ousley Road, Woonona Private Rural Fire Service
30/06/2016 to 30/06/2016 Bathurst Eusdale Creek Trail, Eusdale Nature Reserve, Tarana NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2016 to 30/06/2016 Bathurst Eusdale Creek Trail, Eusdale Nature Reserve, Gemalla NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2016 to 30/06/2016 Blue Mountains Ross Street and Pippas Pass, Blaxland Private Rural Fire Service
30/06/2016 to 30/06/2016 Blue Mountains Old Lawson Tip, Ridge Street, Lawson Other Fire & Rescue NSW, Private, Rural Fire Service
30/06/2016 to 30/06/2016 Blue Mountains Ridge Street, Woodford To Glossop Road, Linden Local Government Authority NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
30/06/2016 to 30/06/2016 Blue Mountains Gladstone Street, Wentworth Falls NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2016 to 30/06/2016 Byron South Trail, Billinudgel Nature Reserve, South Golden Beach NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2016 to 30/06/2016 Cabonne Canobolas Road, Mt Canobolas Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2016 to 30/06/2016 Eurobodalla Princes Highway, Dignams Creek Private NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
30/06/2016 to 30/06/2016 Eurobodalla Pollwombra Road, Moruya Private Rural Fire Service
30/06/2016 to 30/06/2016 Hay Lachlan Valley Way, Lachlan Valley State Conservation Area, Booligal NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2016 to 30/06/2016 Kempsey Kundabung Road, Kundabung NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2016 to 30/06/2016 Ku-ring-gai Koola Avenue and Kanowar Avenue, East Killara Local Government Authority Local Government Authority, Rural Fire Service
30/06/2016 to 30/06/2016 Ku-ring-gai Valley View Close and Longford Street, Roseville Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
30/06/2016 to 30/06/2016 Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Gardens, Mona Vale Road and Showground Road, St Ives Local Government Authority Local Government Authority, Rural Fire Service
30/06/2016 to 30/06/2016 Ku-ring-gai Grosvenor Road and Grosvenor Barton Fire Trail, North Wahroonga Local Government Authority Local Government Authority, Rural Fire Service
30/06/2016 to 30/06/2016 Ku-ring-gai Lister Street, North Wahroonga Local Government Authority Local Government Authority, Rural Fire Service
30/06/2016 to 30/06/2016 Moree Plains Thru Road, Pallamallawa NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
30/06/2016 to 30/06/2016 Shellharbour Ranfurlie Parkway, Shell Cove Private Private, Rural Fire Service
30/06/2016 to 30/06/2016 Shoalhaven Entrance Road, Lake Conjola Private NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
30/06/2016 to 30/06/2016 The Hills Fern Creek Court, Kellyville Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW
01/07/2016 to 01/07/2016 Blue Mountains Burke Road, Linden Private NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
01/07/2016 to 01/07/2016 Blue Mountains Echo Point, Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service Fire & Rescue NSW, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
01/07/2016 to 01/07/2016 Clarence Valley Angourie Road, Angourie Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands), NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
01/07/2016 to 01/07/2016 Eurobodalla Donalds Creek Road, Wamban Private Rural Fire Service
01/07/2016 to 01/07/2016 Gosford Brushwood Avenue, Kincumber Local Government Authority Local Government Authority, Rural Fire Service
01/07/2016 to 01/07/2016 Kyogle High Street, Bonalbo Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Private, Rural Fire Service
01/07/2016 to 01/07/2016 The Hills Sophia Crescent, North Rocks Other Fire & Rescue NSW
01/07/2016 to 01/07/2016 The Hills North Rocks Road, North Rocks Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW
01/07/2016 to 01/07/2016 Wollongong Lawerance Hargrave Drive, Stanwell Tops Private Rural Fire Service
01/07/2016 to 02/07/2016 Inverell Scrub Hut Trail, Severn River Nature Reserve, Ashford NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service