Wianamatta Regional Park hazard reduction burn

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) in conjunction with NSW Rural Fire Service and Fire and Rescue NSW are planning a hazard reduction burn for Wianamatta Regional Park, Jordan Springs Thursday 2 November.

Staff in yellow protective gear observing a small fire in bushland

The burn in Wianamatta Regional Park is to take advantage of suitable weather and will help protect the communities surrounding the Regional Park and Jordan Springs and reduce the risk of wildfire to surrounding properties.

Motorists along surrounding streets including Wianamatta Parkway, Tedbury Road and Armoury Road in Jordan Springs are reminded to beware of potential smoke hazard and drive to conditions.

Public access to the regional park including all walk tracks in the burn area will be closed during the burning operations.

Smoke from the burn program may be visible in the regional park 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 NPWS hazard reduction program for 2023 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 Rural Fire Service and Fire and 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, 'Fires Near Me' app, and on NPWS 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.