Bushfire can be a threat to life and property, even in urban areas. There are many things you can do to ensure your property is fire safe and fire ready. For more information visit NSW Rural Fire Service.
We have a bushfire prone land map which shows local areas that could potentially be affected during a bushfire. Homes in bushfire prone land may require a higher level of construction to allow for this threat. We also prepare bushfire management plans for our bushland reserves that have bushfire prone land. These plans detail requirements of Asset Protection Zones in our reserves and are developed in consultation with the Rural Fire Service.
From time to time, controlled burns may be carried out in our reserves. A controlled burn is a deliberately lit, low-intensity burn that is carefully managed by the NSW Rural Fire Service.
An unplanned fire has the potential to threaten homes. If you see smoke coming from a Council reserve and you have not been advised there is a controlled burn occurring, please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.