Hazard Reduction burns in Pambula area

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will conduct a hazard reduction burn on Thursday 23 April in Ben Boyd National Park behind Kanangra Street in Pambula Beach.

Rocky landscape and ocean around Cityrock in Ben Boyd National Park

The NPWS hazard reduction program for 2020 will be focussed on undertaking essential burns in areas close to neighbours and important assets and protecting significant habitat to ensure ongoing recovery of the State's wildlife that was impacted by the summer bushfires.

Around 3 hectares will be treated in Ben Boyd National Park. This treatment will take place in the asset protection zone immediately behind the houses in Kanangra Street in Pambula Beach. This area of the national park was not directly impacted by the fires last summer.

Undertaking this burn will help manage the potential risk of bushfire to communities and the environment before next summer. This work also provides firefighters safe zones and access where they can defend properties should a bushfire occur.

All burns across NSW will continue to be coordinated with the Rural Fire Service to ensure the impact on the community, including from smoke, are assessed at a regional level. Details on specific burns will be made available in advance on the Rural Fire Service website, 'Fires Near Me' app, and on the NPWS Alerts website.

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

For up to date information on these, and other, planned hazard reduction activities, visit the Rural Fire Service.