Kamay Botany Bay (Kurnell) National Park hazard reduction burn

National Parks and Wildlife Service and the NSW Rural Fire Service are planning a hazard reduction burn for Kamay Botany Bay National Park at Kurnell on Wednesday 13 March.

Hazard reduction burn for Kamay Botany Bay National Park

The planned 12-hectare burn, adjacent to Polo Street, Kurnell, aims to reduce risk to life and property from future bushfires, and improve the health of the bushland.

The Kurnell area of Kamay Botany Bay National Park, including all walking tracks and roads within the park, will be closed during the burn. Tracks and roads will remain closed until it is safe to reopen them.

Motorists in the area are advised to take care and drive to conditions if there is reduced visibility due to smoke.

Undertaking burns, when conditions are right, is an important part of managing the potential risk of bushfire to communities and the environment.

This work also provides firefighters with safe zones and access where they can defend properties should a bushfire occur.

People vulnerable to smoke are encouraged to remain indoors and keep their doors and windows closed to reduce exposure.

All burns around the state are coordinated with the NSW Rural Fire Service to ensure the impact on the community is assessed at a regional level.

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 bush fires and hazard reduction burning, visit NSW Health or Asthma Australia.