Marramarra National Park hazard reduction burn

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) in conjunction with the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) is planning a three-day hazard reduction burn for the Marramarra National Park at Layburys Creek, near Canoelands, Wednesday 13 May.

Lookout, Marramarra National Park

The 760 hectares burn in between Canoelands Road Canoelands and Singleton Road Singletons Mill, aims reduce bushfire risk to neighbouring properties and reduce potential fire runs across the landscape under prevailing north-westerly winds.

The NPWS hazard reduction program for 2020 is focussed on essential burns to protect park neighbours, assets or significant habitat to ensure ongoing recovery of the wildlife impacted by the summer bushfires.

Undertaking burns when conditions are right to ensure they are safe and effective is an important part of managing 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 New South Wales will continue to be coordinated with the RFS 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 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.