Notice of proposed hazard reduction Works

Gunnedah Shire Council

The Liverpool Range District will be undertaking Hazard Reduction Works in the Porcupine Reserve, Apex Rd, Gunnedah. Works will be undertaken East of Porcupine Lookout and are set to commence from 11am on Saturday 26 to Monday 28 August, 2023.

Crews will undertake backburning of the area throughout the day and evening and will be supported by aircraft during day light hours.

This is a significant hazard reduction for the area as it creates a Strategic Fire Advantage Zone for properties east of the lookout. Whilst all efforts will be made to minimalise smoke impacts to the area, It is anticipated that there will be some smoke over the roads and in the village itself for the duration of the burn.

As the prescribed burn will generate smoke, hot embers and heat, it is important that you consider the following:

• Keep doors and windows closed to prevent smoke entering homes;

• Keep outdoor furniture under cover to prevent ember burns;

• Retract pool covers to prevent ember damage;

• Remove washing from clotheslines;

• Ensure pets have a protected area;

• If you are driving a vehicle, slow down, keep windows up and turn headlights on; and

• If you have asthma or a lung condition, reduce outdoor activities. If smoke levels are high and if shortness of breath or coughing develops, take your reliever medicine or seek medical advice.

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