Hazard reduction burn for Queanbeyan Nature Reserve

The National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a hazard reduction burn in Queanbeyan Nature Reserve 9 and 10 September 2019 weather permitting.

NPWS firefighter lighting bush for hazard reduction

The burn will be adjacent to Lanyon Drive, adjacent to the ACT/NSW border, and will remove piles of pine trees from the reserve as part of the restoration program to improve the important habitat of this area and protect threatened species.

Queanbeyan Nature Reserve will be closed to visitors from 9-13 September.

Smoke may affect the area and people with asthma or other respiratory problems are advised to keep clear of the area or stay indoors, close windows and doors, and follow their health plan.

People with known health conditions should sign up to get air quality reports, forecasts and alerts via email or SMS and check the RFS website for advice and for regular updates on planned burns.

The NPWS conducts controlled burns for a range of purposes, including asset protection, strategic fire control, maintenance of biodiversity and research.

This burn is one of many hazard reduction operations undertaken by NPWS across NSW each year, many with assistance from the Rural Fire Service and Fire and Rescue NSW.

More information on hazard reduction activities: Rural Fire Service and the RFS 'Fires Near Me’ website and app.

For health information relating to smoke from bush fires and hazard reduction burning, visit the NSW Health website or the Asthma Foundation.