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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 19th May 2016 to 27th 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
19/05/2016 to 19/05/2016 Blue Mountains Lawson Road, Springwood Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority
19/05/2016 to 19/05/2016 Clarence Valley Pringles Way, Lawrence Private Rural Fire Service
19/05/2016 to 19/05/2016 Eurobodalla Burri Road, Malua Bay Private Private, Rural Fire Service
19/05/2016 to 19/05/2016 Port Macquarie-Hastings Bergalia Cresent, Kattang Nature Reserve, Camden Head NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
19/05/2016 to 20/05/2016 Ryde Ryde Road, Macquarie Park NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
19/05/2016 to 20/05/2016 Tenterfield Mount Prentice Trail, Boonoo Boonoo National Park, Tenterfield NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
19/05/2016 to 23/05/2016 Coffs Harbour Railway Trail, Sawtell NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
20/05/2016 to 20/05/2016 Clarence Valley Centenary Drive, Clarenza Private Private, Rural Fire Service
20/05/2016 to 20/05/2016 Eurobodalla Dale Place, Rosedale Local Government Authority Local Government Authority, Rural Fire Service
20/05/2016 to 20/05/2016 Gosford Blue Hills Fire Trail and Tuckeroo Parade, Erina Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
20/05/2016 to 20/05/2016 Hawkesbury Karagora Ridge Road, Nungaroo Ridge, Bilpin Private NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
20/05/2016 to 20/05/2016 Lake Macquarie Cain Street, Redhead Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority
20/05/2016 to 20/05/2016 Lake Macquarie Taylors Road, Cooranbong Private Private, Rural Fire Service
20/05/2016 to 20/05/2016 Willoughby Sailors Bay Road, Northbridge Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
20/05/2016 to 20/05/2016 Willoughby Deepwater Road, Castle Cove Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
20/05/2016 to 20/05/2016 Wollondilly Olive Lane, Bargo Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Private
20/05/2016 to 21/05/2016 Hornsby Pacific Highway, Marramarra National Park, Bujwa Creek, Cowan NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service Rural Fire Service
20/05/2016 to 21/05/2016 Lake Macquarie Burwood Road, Glenrock State Conservation Area, Whitebridge NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
20/05/2016 to 22/05/2016 Gloucester Moopy Link Trail, Barrington Tops National Park, Upper Bowman NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
20/05/2016 to 22/05/2016 Gosford The Letter A, George Downes Drive, Kulnura Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
20/05/2016 to 23/05/2016 Blue Mountains Sublime Point Trail, Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service Fire & Rescue NSW, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
20/05/2016 to 23/05/2016 Hawkesbury Nungaroo Ridge, Blue Mountains National Park, Bilpin NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
20/05/2016 to 23/05/2016 Shoalhaven Culburra Road, Culburra Beach Private Rural Fire Service
20/05/2016 to 23/05/2016 Shoalhaven Turpentine Road, Tomerong Private Rural Fire Service
21/05/2016 to 24/05/2016 Sutherland Royal National Park, Maianbar Road, Maianbar NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
20/05/2016 to 27/05/2016 Narrabri Oaklands Road and Wobbley Road, Ironbarks Crossing NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
20/05/2016 to 24/05/2016 Shoalhaven Coppercup Point Track, Jervis Bay National Park, Wollumboola NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
20/05/2016 to 24/05/2016 Shoalhaven Lake Conjola Entrance Road, Lake Conjola NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
21/05/2016 to 21/05/2016 Yass Valley Oakey Creek Road, Wallaroo Private Rural Fire Service
21/05/2016 to 21/05/2016 Wingecarribee Government Road, Yerrinbool Private Rural Fire Service
21/05/2016 to 21/05/2016 Clarence Valley Kungala Road, Kungala Private Rural Fire Service
21/05/2016 to 21/05/2016 Clarence Valley Riverbend Road, Kungala Private Rural Fire Service
21/05/2016 to 21/05/2016 Hawkesbury Coobah Road, East Kurrajong Private Rural Fire Service
21/05/2016 to 21/05/2016 Port Macquarie-Hastings Cook Street, North Haven Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands), Fire & Rescue NSW
21/05/2016 to 21/05/2016 Queanbeyan Old Cooma Road, Cooma Private Rural Fire Service
21/05/2016 to 21/05/2016 Sutherland Croston Road, Engadine Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Private
21/05/2016 to 21/05/2016 The Hills Stringer Road and Boneda Road, Annangrove Private Rural Fire Service
21/05/2016 to 21/05/2016 The Hills Jones Road, Kenthurst Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service
21/05/2016 to 21/05/2016 The Hills Cranstons Road and Elaine Place, Middle Dural Private Rural Fire Service
21/05/2016 to 21/05/2016 Wollongong Otford Road, Otford Private Private
21/05/2016 to 22/05/2016 Blue Mountains Skyline Road, Mount Tomah Private Rural Fire Service
21/05/2016 to 22/05/2016 Blue Mountains Leumeah Road, Woodford Private Fire & Rescue NSW, Rural Fire Service
21/05/2016 to 22/05/2016 Blue Mountains Sayers Street and Stephen Streets, Lawson Local Government Authority Local Government Authority, Rural Fire Service
21/05/2016 to 22/05/2016 Blue Mountains Banksia Drive, Valley Heights Private Rural Fire Service
21/05/2016 to 22/05/2016 Blue Mountains Podgers Glen, Railway Parade, Bullaburra Private Rural Fire Service
21/05/2016 to 22/05/2016 Hornsby Pacific Highway and Eastern Fire Trail, Muogamarra Nature Reserve, Cowan NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
21/05/2016 to 22/05/2016 Oberon Water Plant Lane, Oberon Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service
21/05/2016 to 22/05/2016 Shoalhaven Burrier Road, Bamarang Nature Reserve, Barringella Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service
21/05/2016 to 22/05/2016 The Hills Old Northern Road, Dural Private Fire & Rescue NSW
21/05/2016 to 22/05/2016 Wellington Ilgingery Road, Wuuluman Private Rural Fire Service
21/05/2016 to 22/05/2016 Wingecarribee Leopold Street, Mittagong Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service
21/05/2016 to 22/05/2016 Wyong Shirley Street and Brush Road, Ourimbah Private Rural Fire Service
21/05/2016 to 23/05/2016 Lithgow Castlereagh Highway, Cullen Bullen Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service
22/05/2016 to 22/05/2016 Clarence Valley Lloyds Road, Pillar Valley Private Rural Fire Service
22/05/2016 to 22/05/2016 Clarence Valley Clearwater Park and Gilmores Lane, Halfway Creek Private Rural Fire Service
22/05/2016 to 22/05/2016 Coffs Harbour Lower Bobo Road, Ulong Private Private, Rural Fire Service
22/05/2016 to 22/05/2016 Coffs Harbour Old Coast Road, Korora Private Private, Rural Fire Service
22/05/2016 to 22/05/2016 Corowa Emu Park Road, Savernake Other Rural Fire Service
22/05/2016 to 22/05/2016 Great Lakes The Lakes Way, Corrigan Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands), Rural Fire Service
22/05/2016 to 22/05/2016 Hawkesbury The Bells Line of Road, Wollemi National Park, Bilpin NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
22/05/2016 to 22/05/2016 Orange Upper Bosches Creek, Black Mountain Road, Mullion Range State Forest, Mullion Creek Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
22/05/2016 to 22/05/2016 Penrith The Northern Road, Londonderry Private Rural Fire Service
22/05/2016 to 22/05/2016 Sutherland Kooraban Street, Waterfall Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service
22/05/2016 to 22/05/2016 Warringah Kambora Avenue, Davidson Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Rural Fire Service
22/05/2016 to 22/05/2016 Wingecarribee Penrose Road, Penrose Private Rural Fire Service
23/05/2016 to 23/05/2016 Young Murringo Gap Road, Murringo Private Rural Fire Service
23/05/2016 to 01/06/2016 Warrumbungle Newell Highway, Coonabarabran Private Local Government Authority, Private
23/05/2016 to 02/06/2016 Bega Valley East Boyd State Forest, Princes Highway, Kiah Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
23/05/2016 to 30/05/2016 Bega Valley Back Creek Road, Nethercote Village Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
23/05/2016 to 30/05/2016 Bega Valley Imlay Road, Nungatta Station Forests NSW Forest Corporation of NSW
24/05/2016 to 25/05/2016 Kyogle Border Ranges National Park, Mount Lindesay Road, Woodenbong NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
25/05/2016 to 27/05/2016 Gosford Wisemans Ferry Road, Spencer NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
24/05/2016 to 24/05/2016 Lake Macquarie Telopea Road, Morisett Private Rural Fire Service
24/05/2016 to 27/05/2016 Kempsey Hat Head Road and Gap Road, Hat Head NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
24/05/2016 to 27/05/2016 Clarence Valley Funnels Trail, Clarence Valley, Chatsworth NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
25/05/2016 to 25/05/2016 Willoughby Melrose Street, Lane Cove North Local Government Authority Local Government Authority
25/05/2016 to 25/05/2016 Kempsey Kawana Lane, Barraganyatti Private Rural Fire Service
25/05/2016 to 25/05/2016 Wingecarribee Grey Gu, Lane, Bundanoon Private Rural Fire Service
25/05/2016 to 26/05/2016 Blue Mountains Murphys Trail, Woodford NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
25/05/2016 to 26/05/2016 Mosman Middle Head Road and Chowder Bay Road, Mosman NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
25/05/2016 to 27/05/2016 Mid Western Coricudgy Road, Wollemi National Park, Kandos NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
25/05//2016 to 28/05/2016 Sutherland Heathcote National Park, Woronora Dam Road, Woronora NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
26/05/2016 to 26/05/2016 Wellington Ilgingery Road, Wuuluman Private Private, Rural Fire Service
27/05/2016 to 27/05/2016 Bellingen Adams Road, Dorrigo National Park, Buffier Creek NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
27/05/2016 to 27/05/2016 Kempsey Tea Tree Trail, Stuarts Point NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
27/05/2016 to 27/05/2016 Kempsey Fishermans Reach Road, South West Rocks NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
27/05/2016 to 27/05/2016 Ku-ring-gai Craig Street, St Ives Chase Local Government Authority Local Government Authority, Rural Fire Service
27/05/2016 to 28/05/2016 Hornsby Berowra Valley National Park, Beaumont Road, Mount Kuringgai NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service