22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill NSW 2110

Bushfire is a part of the natural landscape in Australia. Due to the small size of bushland remnants within the Hunters Hill Local Government Area, any major fire hazard would most likely travel along fire paths outside the Local Government Area such as Lane Cove National Park.  Such a hazard would only be likely to occur in extreme bushfire conditions.  However Council carries out hazard reduction burns in accordance with the draft Hunters Hill/Lane Cove/Ryde/Parramatta District Bush Fire Risk Management Plan.

The draft Bush Fire Risk Management Plan (BFRMP) covers the whole of the Hunters Hill, Ryde, Lane Cove, and Parramatta area including private land. It includes information about the local area and specifies works to be done to manage bush fire risk in the area.

A hazard complaint can be made by anyone to the NSW Rural Fire Service on line at:

https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare/know-your-risk/Bush-fire-hazards-and-your-property/reporting-a-bush-fire-hazard.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who carries out hazard reduction burns?

Council and the NSW Fire Brigade plan and prepare hazard reduction burns in the Hunters Hill LGA. The burns are carried out by the NSW Fire Brigade, and in some areas they are assisted by the Community Fire Unit.

Can I burn dead vegetation piles on my property?

The NSW Fire Brigade no longer conducts pile burns on behalf of private landowners. In Hunters Hill all dead vegetation must be disposed of in the GREEN WASTE BIN.

Dumping in bushland is an offence and increases the fire hazard.

How do I prepare my property in times of bushfire?

Residents living in identified bush fire prone land – refer to the Bush Fire Prone Land Mapping below, should prepare a Bush Fire Survival Plan. See NSW Rural Fire Service website for details https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare/bush-fire-survival-plan

Your house:

  • Keep gutters free of leaves, twigs and bark
  • Keep combustible materials well away from the house e.g. timber furniture, chemicals, cut wood, hanging baskets.
  • Connect heat resistant hoses that will reach all sides of the house. If possible install a roof sprinkler system and pool pump.
  • Install a rainwater tank.
  • Fit wire and shutter screens to windows, doors and vents.
  • Remove fibre doormats and enclose underfloor areas.

Your garden:

  • Use Council’s GREEN waste collection services to eliminate unwanted vegetation.
  • Never dump garden waste into the bushland reserves as this creates extra fuel for fire.
  • Clear ground fuels such as dead leaves, sticks and palm fronds away from the house. Branches thicker than your arm are not considered hazardous.
  • If you have concerns about tree branches overhanging your house, contact Council on 9879 9400 for advice.

Hazard Reduction Certificate Application Instructions

Standards for Asset Protection Zones

What you should do in times of bushfire

Neighbourhood Safer Places

Bush Fire Prone Land Map

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Hunter’s Hill Council

22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
PO Box 21, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
Tel: (02) 9879 9400

Opening Hours

8:30am – 4.30pm
Customer Service phone lines open 8.00am – 5.00pm
(02) 9879 9400
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