Lane Cove National Park and Quarry Creek hazard reduction burn

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, in conjunction with Ku-ring-gai Council, Fire & Rescue NSW and NSW Rural Fire Service, is planning to conduct a hazard reduction burn tomorrow Thursday 7 March 2024.

NPWS fire crews are undertaking hazard reduction burns to COVID-19 safe requirements

The purpose of the hazard reduction burn in Quarry Creek Reserve and Lane Cove National Park will be to reduce bush fire fuel levels and provide protection to local community assets.

The hazard reduction burn is bounded by Lane Cove River, Doncaster Fire Trail, Rudder Creek Fire Trail, Wallalong Road and constructed control lines.

The following walking tracks and management (fire) trails will be closed during the hazard reduction operations, to be re-opened once safety assessments have been completed:

  • Gloucester Fire Trail
  • Rudder Creek Fire Trail between Yanko Road and Lane Cove Road
  • The Great North Walk between Doncaster Road and Ryde Road
  • Leisure Close (Shrimptons Creek) Fire Trail.

These will be re-opened once safety assessments have been completed.

Motorists in surrounding areas are reminded to beware of potential smoke hazard and drive to conditions and obey any traffic control that may be in place.

Smoke from the burn program may be visible and may also be evident in local communities depending on wind direction.

People with asthma or those who are susceptible to respiratory problems are advised to keep clear of the area or stay indoors.

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service hazard reduction program for 2024 is focused on essential burns to protect both park neighbours, assets and park values.

All burns across New South Wales will continue to be coordinated with the NSW Rural Fire Service and Fire & Rescue NSW 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, ‘Hazards Near Me’ app and the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Alerts website.

All hazard reduction burns over 50 hectares will be assessed by the NSW RFS in conjunction with NSW Health as required to ensure smoke impacts are minimised.

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.