Hazard reduction burn in Woollamia Nature Reserve

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will conduct a hazard reduction burn in Woollamia Nature Reserve in Jervis Bay starting Wednesday 10 March.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), assisted by Rural Fire Service (RFS) and Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW), completing a hazard reduction burn in Berowra Valley National Park near Hornsby.

Road signs will be in place in the vicinity during the operation. Smoke may impact visibility in the area and drivers are urged to take care.

Approximately 16 hectares will be treated in Woollamia Nature Reserve, near the community of Huskisson.

These areas were not directly impacted by fire in either the summer of 2019–20 or 2020–21 and it is important that these burns go ahead to help protect residents from future fire events. It will also help to maintain biodiversity and reduce fuel loads in the area.

Undertaking these burns will help manage the potential risk of bushfire to communities and the environment. This work also provides firefighters safe zones and access where they can defend properties should a bushfire occur.

All burns across NSW will continue to be coordinated with the Rural Fire Service 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 the NPWS Alerts website, which also includes updates on any resulting park closures.

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.

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