Hazard reduction burn in Deua National Park Monday

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is planning a hazard reduction burn in Deua National Park, just west of Moruya, from Monday 29 April.

A young man in protective equipment holding a water hose and observing a low line of fire in the brush beside him

The hazard reduction burns intend to treat approximately 171 hectares of bushland located 11 kilometres west of Moruya, off Evelyn Reid Drive, within Deua National Park.

The planned burn will help to improve protection for rural properties and the nearby Wamban and Moruya communities in the event of future bushfires.

Planned, low intensity burns also aim to improve the park's biodiversity and provide safer access for firefighters.

The Coondella Fire Trail, Coondella Road and Evelyn Reid Drive will be closed for the duration of the burn.

For their safety, the public should not enter this area while the operation is underway. Roads and trails will be reopened once the area is assessed as safe. Visitors must check NPWS Alerts for up-to-date information on closures.

Smoke may be visible to visitors in other areas of the national park and from surrounding areas, including Moruya.

Motorists should use caution when driving on Donald's Creek Road and Milikins Road.

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's Hazards Near Me website and app.