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Current Hazard Reduction Burn Advice

Hazard reduction
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.

Wingecarribee Local Government Area

Hazard reduction burns for 2019 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.

Further advice regarding planned and current hazard reduction burns in NSW is available from:

NSW Rural Fire Service's Hazard Reductions page.

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.

Further Information

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

Environment Officer - Bushfire Management

Telephone: 02 4868 0888

Completed Hazard Reduction Burns

Burns for 2019

Date: 01/06/19

Name: Mt Alex Unit 35
Location: Sunset Point Drive, Mittagong
Area: 9Ha

Date: 31/05/19
Name: Mt Gibraltar Unit 2 & 8
Location: Railway Parade, Mittagong
Area: 3.2Ha

Date: 13/05/19
Name: Boronia Park Unit 1 & 2
Location: Boronia Park, Hilltop
Area: 10Ha

Date: 13/04/19
Name: Yerrinbool Unit 4
Location: Andes St, Yerrinbool
Area: 4.5Ha

Date: 13/04/19
Name: Mt Alex Unit 28 & 29
Location: Colo St, Welby
Area: 10.5Ha

Last Updated: August 30th, 2019
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