The risk of bushfires cannot be eliminated but their impacts can be reduced by effective planning and bushfire management. It’s a combined effort to manage bushfire risk and we all play a role. The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) works closely with the NSW Rural Fire Service, Fire and Rescue NSW, Forestry Corporation and Sydney Catchment Authority, neighbours of national parks and the community to reduce bushfire risk across our national parks.
We carry out hazard reduction burns and other hazard reduction activities like slashing, mowing or creating fuel breaks to reduce the risk of bushfire. Our main aim is to protect life, property and community assets.