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What is a fire trail?

A fire trail is a track identified for fire fighters to access areas of dense bushland so they are to establish containment lines and conduct controlled burning.

Fire trails form part of Council's proactive approach to bushfire hazard reduction, being used by emergency services to monitor fuel loading and keep homes safe from fire threats.

Can the general public use council fire trails?

No, Council fire trails have locked gates and are signposted so only emergency services and council have access.

Excessive use of fire trails by the public can severely deteriorate them and make them inaccessible to emergency services during bush fire incidents.

For more information about Fire Trails please contact Council (02) 4988 0255 or NSW Rural Fire Service.