NPWS hazard reduction burn in Malabar Headland National Park

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) in conjunction with Fire and Rescue NSW is planning a hazard reduction burn at Malabar Headland, Wednesday 28 April.

Bald Knob spring burn

Ideal weather conditions have enabled this essential hazard reduction burn beside Pioneers Park which is intended to improve fire protection for Park and neighbours.

Fire plays an important part in the health on our native bushland areas and the burn at Malabar will help protect significant natural heritage values within the national park.

All walking tracks in Malabar Headland National Park (Western Section) will be closed during the hazard reduction burn and may remain closed for a day or two afterwards, while the mop-up operations are completed.

Smoke from the hazard reduction burn may be visible across the area depending on wind direction and may affect suburbs of Malabar and La Perouse. Motorists are reminded to drive to conditions.

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

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

All burns across NSW will continue to be coordinated with the RFS and FRNSW 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.

For more information on this burn contact NPWS Nielsen Park Office (02) 9337 5511.