Autumn hazard reduction burn program commences in southern ranges

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has commenced its autumn hazard reduction program for the Southern Ranges Branch with the successful completion of a burn in Yanununbeyan State Conservation Area in mid-March and a 935-hectare burn at Central Flea Creek, Brindabella National Park in early April.

Aerial Incendiary Hazard reduction smoke plume in Brindabella National Park

Hazard reduction burns are essential to reduce bushfire fuel loads to help protect parks, neighbours and communities from future bushfires.

Weather permitting, 19 hazard reduction burns, covering approximately 20,000 hectares of national park will be undertaken over the autumn period.
Hazard reduction burns are planned in:

  • Kosciuszko National Park
  • Woomargama National Park
  • Quidong Nature Reserve
  • Bobundara Nature Reserve
  • Merriangaah Nature Reserve
  • Kybeyan State Conservation Area
  • Burrinjuck Nature Reserve

These hazard reduction burns will be undertaken when suitable weather conditions occur.

All burns around the state are coordinated with the NSW Rural Fire Service.

People with known health conditions can sign up to receive air quality reports, forecasts and alerts via email or SMS from the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water.

For health information relating to smoke from bushfires and hazard reduction burns, visit NSW Health or Asthma Australia.

More information on hazard reduction activities is available at NSW Rural Fire Service and the NSW Government Hazards Near Me website and app.