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Current Hazard Reduction Burn Advice

Hazard reduction burns are used to clear undergrowth and ground fuels in strategic areas of bush land, particularly around the urban fringe. This work can assist in reducing the intensity of bushfires should they occur in these areas.


Please be advised that the Rural Fire Service brigades will be conducting Hazard Reduction Burn/s (Weather Permitting) as detailed below:-


Wingecarribee Local Government Area


Hazard reduction burns for 2017 are currently being scheduled and will be listed here prior to the burn occurring. Direct neighbour notifications, as required under the Rural Fires Act, are undertaken prior to the burn.


Below is a list of recent hazard reduction burns conducted.


Date: Wednesday 23 - Saturday 26 November 2016

Name: Sparkes HR

Location: 22 Redhills Road, Fitzroy Falls

Time: After 1700 hrs on 23rd; After 0900 on 26th (time may vary depending on weather)

Area: 2 - 70 ha


Date: Saturday 05 - Sunday 06 November 2016

Name: Palmer HR
Location: HIGH RANGE (cnr of Soapy Flat & Black Springs Road)
Time: 0900hrs, time may vary depending on weather
Area: 15ha


Date: Saturday 05 November 2016

Name: Pacofino HR
Location: WINGELLO (270 Murimba Road)
Time: 1700hrs, time may vary depending on weather
Area: 1ha


Date: Saturday 05 November 2016

Name: Kennards HR

Location: MITTAGONG (76 Spring Street)

Time: 0900hrs, time may vary depending on weather

Area: 3.72ha


Date: Friday 04 November 2016

Name: Alpine Road HR
Location: YERRINBOOL (Alpine Road)
Time: 1700hrs, time may vary depending on weather

Area: 1ha


Date: Wednesday 02nd November - Friday 04th November 2016

Name: Alex 62 & 63 HR (off McCallum / Drapers Road, Colo Vale)
Time: After 5pm, time may vary depending on weather

Area: 30 Ha


Date: Wednesday 02nd November 2016

Name: Mt Alex 46 and 47 

Location: MITTAGONG Darch Place

Time: 1800hrs

Area: 4ha


Date: Wednesday 26 October 2016
Name: White HR
Location: JOADJA (1425 Joadja Rd)
Time: 1500hrs, time may vary depending on weather
Area: 4ha


Date: Wednesday 26 October 2016
Name: Gadsby HR
Location: HILL TOP (21 Lyrebird Close)
Time: 1500hrs, time may vary depending on weather
Area: 1ha


Date: Friday 21st October 2016

Name: Asgard HR
Location: Forest Road, Wingello
Time: 0900hrs
Area: 88 Ha


Date: Friday 21st October 2016
Name: Beverley HR
Location: 180 Hanging Rock Road, Sutton Forest
Time: Approx 1000hrs, time may vary depending on weather
Area: 10 Ha


Date: Sunday 15th & 16th October 2016

Name: Bolins HR
Location: Wilson Drive, Balmoral
Time: Approx 0900hrs, time may vary depending on weather
Area: 45 Ha


Date: 13th October 2016. 

Location: 3 Starlight Place, Hill Top.
Time: 0900 hrs, time may vary depending on weather
Area: 1.58 Ha


Wollondilly Local Government Area 


Date: Wednesday 12th - Saturday 15th October 2016

Name: Illawarra Street HR
Location: Cnr of Toggerai & Illawarra Streets, Appin
Time: Approx 1800hrs, time may vary depending on weather
Area: 4.7 Ha


Date: Saturday 14th & 15th October 2016
Name: Scroggies HR
Location: Scroggies Road, Lakesland
Time: Approx 0900hrs, time may vary depending on weather
Area: 118 Ha


Date: Sunday 15th & 16th October 2016
Name: Dunromin HR
Location: Dunromin Road, Buxton
Time: Approx 0900hrs, time may vary depending on weather
Area: 143 Ha


Date: Friday 7th October 2016
Name: 102 Ridge Road HR
Location:102 Ridge Road, Oakdale
Time: 9am, time may vary depending on weather
Area: 10 Ha



Completed Hazard Reduction Burns 

  • Name: Gib 6 HR
    Location: Mt Gibraltar
    Time: 0900hrs
    Area: 6.3 Ha


  • Date: Autumn, 2016
    Name: Mt Alexandra Reserve (Unit 46 and 47) Darch Place, Mittagong

    pdfDarch Place August 2015 (PDF, 2MB)


  • Date: 21st May 2016
    Name: Sportground HR
    Location: Yerrinbool Sports ground, Government Rd, Yerrinbool
    Area: 0.5 ha


  • Date: 25th May 2016
    Name: Gullies Rd HR
    Location: 1 Grey Gum Lane, Bundanoon
    Area: 4 ha

  • Date: 22nd May 2016
    Name: Coorumbene HR
    Location: 621 Penrose Road, Penrose
    Area: 3.15 ha

  • Date: 15th May 2016
    Name: NPWS Alpine/ Kangaloon HR
    Location :Metropolitan Catchment & Upper Nepean State Conservation Area
    Area: 1434 ha


  • Date: 16th April 2016
    Name: Brumfield HR
    Location: Walker Lane, Avoca
    Area: 8 ha

  • Date: 9th April 2016
    Name: KADER ST HR
    Location: End of Kader St, Bargo
    Area: 8 Ha

  • Date: Tuesday 05 April - Thursday 07 April
    Name: Joadja East HR
    Location: Between Wombeyan Caves rd and Joadja Rd, Joadja (crown land/Joadja Nature Reserve)
    Area: 2000 hectares


  • Wednesday 23rd March 2016
    Name: Avoca Shed HR
    Location: 541 Nowra Road, Moss Vale
    Area: 0.12 ha


  • 19th October 2015
    Mt Alexandra Unit 42 and 43 

    in the vicinity of Leopold St, Leopold Ln, Alice St, Victoria St, Pioneer St and Sunset Point Drive Mittagong.
    PDFMt Alexandra Unit 42 and 43 (PDF, 333KB)

     
  • 12th October 2015 
    Mt Gibraltar Unit 3 and 12b 

    in the vicinity of Oxley Drive (Jellore and Mittagong Lookouts) and Soma Avenue.
    PDFMt Gibraltar Unit 12b (PDF, 336KB)

    PDFMt Gibraltar Unit 3 (PDF, 388KB)

  • 7th October 2015
    Gibbergunyah Unit 9 

PDFGibbergunyah Unit 9 (PDF, 6MB)


  • 24th and 25th September 2015 
    Berrima Weir Reserve -Pile burns in the vicinity of Berrima Weir Reserve , unformed Iran St.
  • PDFBerrima Weir (PDF, 6MB)


  • 23rd September 2015 

    Berrima and Yerrinbool - Pile burns in the vicinity of Argyle and Nicholson St Berrima, Apple and Fountain St Berrima and Kiandra Cres Yerrinbool.


  • 21st and Saturday 22nd August 2015
    Mt Alexandra Unit 37 in the vicinity of Sunset Point Drive Mittagong

    PDF Mt Alexandra Unit 37 (PDF, 6MB)


  • 22nd August 2015
    Mt Alexandra Unit 27 in the vicinity of the Old Tip Welby
    PDF  Mt Alexandra Unit 27 (PDF, 6MB)


Proposed Hazard Reduction Burns



PDFBoronia Park Proposed Burns 2016  (PDF, 2.4MB)


PDFLeaver Park Proposed Burns 2016  (PDF, 1.9MB)


PDFMt Gibraltar Proposed Burns 2016 (PDF, 2.5MB)


PDF Mt Alexandra Proposed Burns 2016 (PDF, 3.2MB)


PDFMt Alexandra Proposed Burns 2016 (PDF, 3.4MB)


PDFGibbergunyah Proposed Burns 2016 (PDF, 2.6MB)


PDFRiver Bend Reserve Proposed Burns 2016  (PDF, 2.7MB)




Precautions for Residents During Burns


Residents around the hazard reduction burn areas are reminded to take the following precautions:


  • 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.
  • In smoky areas vehicles must slow down, keep windows up and turn headlights on.
  • Sightseers must keep away from hazard reduction burns for their own safety.


Contact


For further information in relation to hazard reduction burns on Council land, contact: 


Bushland Project Officer

Telephone: (02) 4868-0888

Last Updated: February 2nd, 2017
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