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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 5th May 2016 to 13th May 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
05/05/2016 to 05/05/2016 Dubbo Mendooran Road, Goonoo State Conservation Area, Mendooran NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
05/05/2016 to 06/05/2016 Blue Mountains Mount Hay Road, Blue Mountains National Park, Wentworth Falls North NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
05/05/2016 to 06/05/2016 Jerilderie Nature Reserve, Rankin Road, Jerilderie NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
05/05/2016 to 08/05/2016 Kempsey Ballengara Road, Rollands Plains NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
05/05/2016 to 08/05/2016 Shoalhaven Lower Bugong Road, Bugong National Park, Tapitallee NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
05/05/2016 to 08/05/2016 Shoalhaven Bamarang Road, Bamarang Nature Reserve, Bamarang NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
05/05/2016 to 09/05/2016 Bega Valley Ben Boyd Road, Bell Bird Creek Nature Reserve, Towamba NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
05/05/2016 to 09/05/2016 Bega Valley Picnic Point Road, Bell Bird Creek Nature Reserve, Wonboyn Lake NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
06/05/2016 to 06/05/2016 Blue Mountains Public Reserves, Hill View and Wattle Tree Roads, Katoomba Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW
06/05/2016 to 06/05/2016 Clarence Valley Ellis Road, Braunstone Private Private, Rural Fire Service
06/05/2016 to 06/05/2016 Shoalhaven Currarong Road, Currarong Private Rural Fire Service
06/05/2016 to 06/05/2016 Wyong Delavia Drive, Lake Munmorah Private Private, Rural Fire Service
06/05/2016 to 07/05/2016 Berrigan Barooga - Cobram Road, Barooga Precinct - Murray Valley National Park, Barooga NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
06/05/2016 to 07/05/2016 Blue Mountains Blue Mountains National Park, Between Nepean River and Oaks Fire Trail, Glenbrook NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
06/05/2016 to 08/05/2016 Shoalhaven Burrier Road, Burrier Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service
06/05/2016 to 09/05/2016 Eurobodalla Carramar Drive, Lilli Pilli Local Government Authority Local Government Authority, Rural Fire Service
06/05/2016 to 09/05/2016 Singleton Bakers Road, Wollemi National Park, Baxters Junction NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service Forest Corporation of NSW, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
07/05/2016 to 07/05/2016 Bathurst Rivulet Road, Duramana Private Rural Fire Service
07/05/2016 to 07/05/2016 Blue Mountains Podgers Glen, Bullaburra Private Rural Fire Service
07/05/2016 to 07/05/2016 Dungog Morris Lane, Clarence Town Private Rural Fire Service
07/05/2016 to 07/05/2016 Lithgow Tarana Road, Tarana Private Rural Fire Service
07/05/2016 to 07/05/2016 Oberon Campbells River Road, Black Springs Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service
07/05/2016 to 07/05/2016 Palerang Plummers Road, Burra Private Rural Fire Service
07/05/2016 to 07/05/2016 Tenterfield Robinson Street, Jennings Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Other, Rural Fire Service
07/05/2016 to 07/05/2016 The Hills Stringer Roadand Boneda Road, Annangrove Private Rural Fire Service
07/05/2016 to 07/05/2016 The Hills Ivy Place, Kenthurst Private Rural Fire Service
07/05/2016 to 07/05/2016 The Hills Cranstons Road and Elaine Place, Middle Dural Private Rural Fire Service
07/05/2016 to 07/05/2016 Wingecarribee Government Road, Yerrinbool Private Rural Fire Service
07/05/2016 to 07/05/2016 Wollondilly West Cliff Colliery, Off Appin Road, Unanderra Private Private
07/05/2016 to 08/05/2016 Blue Mountains Shipley and Kanimbla Roads, Blackheath Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service
07/05/2016 to 08/05/2016 Blue Mountains Leumeah Road, Woodford Private Fire & Rescue NSW, Rural Fire Service
07/05/2016 to 08/05/2016 Blue Mountains Farm Road, Springwood Private Rural Fire Service
07/05/2016 to 08/05/2016 Kempsey Old Coast Road, Kundabung Private Private, Rural Fire Service
07/05/2016 to 08/05/2016 Lake Macquarie Rhondda Road, Wakefield Private Rural Fire Service
07/05/2016 to 08/05/2016 Lithgow Castlereagh Highway, Cullen Bullen Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service
07/05/2016 to 08/05/2016 Oberon Reserve Avenue, Black Springs Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service
07/05/2016 to 08/05/2016 Shoalhaven Woodburn Road, Morton Private Rural Fire Service
07/05/2016 to 08/05/2016 Singleton Long Point Road, West Warkworth Private Private, Rural Fire Service
07/05/2016 to 08/05/2016 Wyong Basford Road, Doyalson North Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service
07/05/2016 to 09/05/2016 Campbelltown Hansens Road, Minto Heights Other Rural Fire Service
07/05/2016 to 16/05/2016 Tenterfield Cussack Lane, Jennings Private Other, Rural Fire Service
09/05/2016 to 09/05/2016 Port Macquarie-Hastings Pembroke Place, Port Macquarie Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority
09/05/2016 to 09/05/2016 Wyong Bumble Hill Road, Yarramalong Private Private, Rural Fire Service
09/05/2016 to 11/05/2016 Wollondilly Eighteenth Street and Core Park Road, Warragamba Catchment Authority Catchment Authority, Fire & Rescue NSW
09/05/2016 to 13/05/2016 Bega Valley NullicaState Forest, Black Creek Road, Nethercote Village Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
09/05/2016 to 13/05/2016 Eurobodalla Boyne State Forest, Princes Highway, East Lynne Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
09/05/2016 to 13/05/2016 Shoalhaven Princes Highway, Termeil Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
09/05/2016 to 16/05/2016 Lithgow Mount Walker Road, Marrangaroo Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
11/05/2016 to 11/05/2016 Ku-ring-gai Pipeline Track, Garigal National Park, St Ives NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service Local Government Authority, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
11/05/2016 to 11/05/2016 Temora Springdam Road, Springdale Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service
11/05/2016 to 14/05/2016 Clarence Valley Eastern Boundary Trail, Rileys Road and Sandon River, Yuraygir National Park, Minne Water NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
13/05/2016 to 13/05/2016 Lithgow Ben Bullen State Forest, Castlereagh Highway, Cullen Bullen Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW