Hazard reduction burn in Wolli Creek Regional Park

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), together with Fire and Rescue NSW, is planning a small (3 hectares) hazard reduction burn in Wolli Creek Regional Park, Earlwood inner south-west Sydney Wednesday 27 March 2024.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), assisted by Rural Fire Service (RFS) and Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW), completing a hazard reduction burn in Berowra Valley National Park near Hornsby.

The aim of the burn is to improve protection by limiting the spread of bushfire within the Park and to promote biodiversity.

The burn also provides a strategic advantage improving protection of Park neighbours from bushfires.

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

The NPWS hazard reduction program for 2024 is focused on essential burns to protect both park neighbours, assets and park values.

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

These hazard reduction burns are essential to reduce bushfire fuel loads to help protect the parks, neighbours and communities from summer bushfires.

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

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