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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 30th October 2014 to 7th November2014

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
01/11/2014 to 07/11/2014 Balranald Prungle Mail Road, Euson, near Euston Private Rural Fire Service
05/11/2014 to 15/11/2014 Balranald Box Creek Road, Hatfield Private Private, Rural Fire Service
30/10/2014 to 30/10/2014 Brewarrina Kamilaroi Highway, Brewarrina Roads & Maritime Services Rural Fire Service
01/11/2014 to 02/11/2014 Cootamundra Cootamundra Country Club, Cootamundra Private Rural Fire Service
01/11/2014 to 01/11/2014 Griffith Beelbangera Village, Beelbangera Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service
30/10/2014 to 31/10/2014 Hawkesbury Midson Road, Scheyville NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
02/11/2014 to 02/11/2014 Hornsby Galahad Close, Mt. Colah Local Government Authority, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service
01/11/2014 to 01/11/2014 Kempsey Pipers Creek Road, Dondingalong Private Private, Rural Fire Service
01/11/2014 to 01/11/2014 Kempsey Marine Parade, Stuarts Point Private Rural Fire Service
01/11/2014 to 01/11/2014 Kempsey Pacific Highway, Kundabung Private Rural Fire Service
02/11/2014 to 02/11/2014 Lake Macquarie McCanns Road, Wakefield Private Private, Rural Fire Service
01/11/2014 to 01/11/2014 Leeton Whitton Village, Whitton Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Local Government Authority, Rural Fire Service
01/11/2014 to 02/11/2014 Lismore Barrys Road, Modanville Private Private, Rural Fire Service
31/10/2014 to 31/10/2014 Moree Plains Simpson Street, Boggabilla Private Rural Fire Service
31/10/2014 to 31/10/2014 Murrumbidgee Boyd Street, Darlington Point Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service
01/11/2014 to 01/11/2014 Narrandera Narrandera Airport, Narrandera Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service
01/11/2014 to 01/11/2014 Narrandera Barellan Village, Barellan Private Rural Fire Service
02/11/2014 to 02/11/2014 Pittwater King Road, Ingleside Commonwealth Rural Fire Service
02/11/2014 to 02/11/2014 Sutherland Woronora Crescent, Como Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Rural Fire Service
01/11/2014 to 03/11/2014 Port Macquarie-Hastings Parkwood Court, Port Macquarie Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority
30/10/2014 to 04/11/2014 Port Macquarie-Hastings Pembroke Place, Port Macquarie Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority
31/10/2014 to 31/10/2014 Richmond Valley Broadwater National Park, Evans Head (2 burns) NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
31/10/2014 to 31/10/2014 Uralla Tabulum Road, Invergowrie Private Private, Rural Fire Service
31/10/2014 to 31/10/2014 Uralla Jacksons Road, Arding Private Private, Rural Fire Service
02/11/2014 to 02/11/2014 Warringah Sir Thomas Mitchell Drive, Davidson Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service
02/11/2014 to 02/11/2014 Warringah Furber Place, Davidson Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service
02/11/2014 to 02/11/2014 Warringah Cottage Point Road, Cottage Point NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service Rural Fire Service
07/11/2014 to 12/11/2014 Wollongong Kembla Heights, Mount Kembla Private Rural Fire Service