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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 9th August 2018 to 17th August 2018

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 Size
09/08/2018 to 09/08/2018 Shellharbour In the vicinity of New Lake Entrance Road and Rosella Grove, Blackbutt Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW 1 ha
09/08/2018 to 09/08/2018 Shoalhaven Bushland south of Braidwood Road, Sassafras Private Rural Fire Service 138 ha
09/08/2018 to 10/08/2018 Northern Beaches Bushland situtated on Dobroyd Head, Sydney Harbour National Park, opposite Tania Park, Balgowlah Heights NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service 14 ha
09/08/2018 to 11/08/2018 Wingecarribee In the vicinity of Avon Dam Helipad, Avon Dam Road, Avon Catchment Authority Catchment Authority 0 ha
10/08/2018 to 10/08/2018 Campbelltown Bushland between Nymboida Crescent, Canberra Crescent and Brisbane Road, Ruse Local Government Authority Local Government Authority 7 ha
10/08/2018 to 13/08/2018 Kyogle East of Findon Creek, Border Ranges National Park, Findon Creek NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service 38 ha
10/08/2018 to 14/08/2018 Walcha Bushland west of Carrai Road, Walcha Private NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Private, Rural Fire Service 154 ha
11/08/2018 to 11/08/2018 Byron Coopers Shoot Road, Coopers Shoot Private Private, Rural Fire Service 0 ha
11/08/2018 to 11/08/2018 Lismore Rosebank Road, Rosebank Private Private, Rural Fire Service 0 ha
11/08/2018 to 11/08/2018 The Hills Bushland to the south of Dural Street and Wyoming Road and west of Langford Road, Middle Dural Private Rural Fire Service 12 ha
11/08/2018 to 11/08/2018 The Hills Bushland to the east of Porters Road and Kenthurst Road, Kenthurst Private Rural Fire Service 1 ha
11/08/2018 to 11/08/2018 Wollondilly West of Ruddocks Road, Lakesland Private Rural Fire Service 10 ha
11/08/2018 to 11/08/2018 Wollongong Bushland north of Darkes Road, Kembla Grange Local Government Authority Local Government Authority 2 ha
11/08/2018 to 12/08/2018 Cessnock North of Murrays Run Road, Murrays Run Private Private, Rural Fire Service 24 ha
12/08/2018 to 12/08/2018 Northern Beaches Bushland nestled between Endeavour Drive, Lady Penrhyn Drive and Golden Grove, Beacon Hill Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Rural Fire Service 2 ha
12/08/2018 to 12/08/2018 Northern Beaches Bushland south of Killarney Drive, Killarney Heights Local Government Authority Rural Fire Service 11 ha
12/08/2018 to 12/08/2018 Northern Beaches Bushland east of Lyndhurst Way, Belrose Private Rural Fire Service 1 ha
12/08/2018 to 12/08/2018 Port Macquarie-Hastings Bushland east of Park Avenue and north of Ocean Drive, Lakewood Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority 10 ha
12/08/2018 to 12/08/2018 Tweed Bushland in the vicinity of South Pumpenbil Road, Pumpenbil Private Private, Rural Fire Service 3 ha
12/08/2018 to 15/08/2018 Hornsby Bushland south east of Quarry Road and Quarry Trail and north of Berowra Creek, Dural NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service 140 ha
13/08/2018 to 13/08/2018 Lismore Connor Road, Tregeagle Private Private, Rural Fire Service 0 ha
13/08/2018 to 16/08/2018 Shoalhaven Bushland southeast of Currarong Village in the vicinity of Pacific Avenue, Kiama Avenue and Crookhaven Parade, Currarong Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service 19 ha
14/08/2018 to 14/08/2018 Port Macquarie-Hastings Bushland west of Newmarket Grove, The Jib and The Binnacle, Port Macquarie Local Government Authority Local Government Authority 13 ha
14/08/2018 to 16/08/2018 Wingecarribee Bushland to the west of Banksia Street and north of Rocky Waterholes Road, Hill Top Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rural Fire Service 137 ha
14/08/2018 to 17/08/2018 Port Macquarie-Hastings Between Yarras Mountain Trail and Judy's Mountain Trail - Biriwal Bulga National Park NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Foresty Corporation of NSW 1021 ha
15/08/2018 to 15/08/2018 Canterbury-Bankstown Bushland between Henry Lawson Drive and Hazel Street, Lansdowne Local Government Authority Fire & Rescue NSW 4 ha
15/08/2018 to 15/08/2018 Cessnock North of John Renshaw Drive, Black Hill Private Private, Rural Fire Service 3 ha
15/08/2018 to 21/08/2018 Armidale Regional East of Styx Forest Way and south of Georges Creek Fire Trail, Cunnawarra National Park NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service 781 ha
15/08/2018 to 25/08/2018 Shellharbour Bushland west of Croome Street, Albion Park Local Government Authority Local Government Authority 5 ha
17/08/2018 to 19/08/2018 Shoalhaven West of Willowgreen Road and Watt Road, Falls Creek Private Rural Fire Service 58 ha