Hazard reduction burn planned for Bungonia State Conservation Area

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is planning to conduct a hazard reduction burn in Bungonia State Conservation Area from tomorrow, 23 April 2024, weather permitting.

The view through the bush from Adams Lookout

The 76-hectare burn will take place in the ‘Brisbane Meadows’ section of the park, north-east of the township of Bungonia. The Great South Road Trail will be closed to the public during the burn, and only reopened when deemed safe by fire crew. The campground and the main visitor area will remain open, but there may be smoke in the area. Visitors must check NPWS Alerts for up-to-date information on closures.

The purpose of the planned burn is to reduce the intensity of any future bushfires from lightning strikes or from grass fires entering the conservation area. Treating this section of the reserve will also help protect neighbouring private properties from future fires.

Smoke may be visible from the township of Bungonia during the operation.

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.