Key Resources

Reference:
Bushfire Hazard Reduction and the Native Vegetation Act 2003
Agency:
New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage
Contact:
PO Box A290, Sydney South, NSW 1232 ph 1300 361 967
www.environment.nsw.gov.au
Comment:

This information sheet will inform landholders when they need approval under the Native Vegetation Act 2003 (NV Act) and the Native Vegetation Regulation 2005 (NV Regulation)
to undertake bushfire hazard reduction on their property.
 

Download:
Website:

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au
/vegetation/infosheets.htm

 

Fire
Reference:
Farm Firewise
Agency:
New South Wales Rural Fire Service
Contact:
Locked Bag 17, Granville, NSW, 2142
1800 679 737
www.rfs.nsw.gov.au
Comment:

To help rural landholders prepare and prevent bushfires the RFS has developed a web tool with various resources including checklists and action plans, to assist in management planning.
 

Download:
 
Website:

http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/dsp_content.cfm?cat_id=1161

 

 

Fire

Reference:
1. Before You Light  That Fire and
2. Total Fire Bans NSW
Agency:
New South Wales Rural Fire Service
Contact :
Locked Bag 17, Granville, NSW, 2142
1800 679 737
www.rfs.nsw.gov.au
Comment:

Details a checklist of actions before you light a fire, discusses fire hazard reduction certificates and environmental approvals for difference burning activities.
 

Download:
  1. Before You Light That Fire (PDF 4.5MB)
Website:
  1. http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/file_system/attachments
    /State/Attachment_20070705_94128C69.pdf
    (PDF 5MB)

  2. http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/dsp_content.cfm
    ?cat_id=1108

 

bushfire

Reference :
Local Government Area Climate Profiles and Fact sheet
Agency:
Hunter and Central Coast Regional Environmental Management Strategy (HCCREMS)
Contact :
Hunter Councils Inc Environment Division
PO Box 3137 THORNTON NSW 2322
(02) 4978 4020 hccrems@huntercouncils.com.au
Comment:

These profiles aim to increase understanding of existing and projected climate change within each council area. In particular, it provides the results of analysis of both historical climate variability and projected climate change as it relates specifically to each LGA. Key climate variables considered include rainfall, temperature (minimum, maximum and average annual), humidity, pan evaporation, water balance, wind and extreme events.

Download:
 
Maitland (PDF ~3MB)

Muswellbrook
(PDF ~3MB)

Newcastle
(PDF ~3MB)

Port Stephens
(PDF ~3MB)

Singleton
(PDF ~3MB)

Upper Hunter
(PDF ~3MB)

Wyong
(PDF ~3MB)
  Hunter, Central and Lower North Coast Regional Climate Change Project. Fact Sheet. Research Methodology and Findings (PDF 2MB)

Website:


http://www.hccrems.com.au/Programs/Climate-Change
/Climate-Change-Resources.aspx

 

bushfire

Reference :
Historic and Projected Impacts of Climate Change
Agency:
Hunter and Central Coast Regional Environmental Management Strategy (HCCREMS)
Contact :
Hunter Councils Inc Environment Division PO Box 3137 THORNTON NSW 2322
(02) 4978 4020 hccrems@huntercouncils.com.au
Comment:

Provides a detailed analysis of historic and projected climate variability specifically for the Hunter, Central and Lower North Coast region’s climatic zones. Climate parameters for which analysis is provided include rainfall, pan evaporation, humidity, water balance, wind speed & wind gust.

Download:
 
  1. Historic and Projected Impacts of Climate Change on the
    CENTRAL Climatic Zone of the Hunter,
    Central and Lower North Coast
    (PDF 8MB)

  2. Historic and Projected Impacts of Climate Change on the
    COASTAL Climatic Zone of the
    Hunter, Central and Lower North Coast
    (PDF 6.5MB)

  3. Historic and Projected Impacts of Climate Change on the
    WESTERN Climatic Zone of the
    Hunter, Central and Lower North Coast
    (PDF 6.5MB)

Website:

http://www.hccrems.com.au/Programs/
Climate-Change/Climate-Change-Resources.aspx

 

 

bushfire

Reference :
Potential Impacts of Climate Change on the Hunter, Central and Lower North Coast of NSW
Agency:
Hunter and Central Coast Regional Environmental Management Strategy (HCCREMS)
Contact :
Hunter Councils Inc Environment Division PO Box 3137 THORNTON NSW 2322
(02) 4978 4020 hccrems@huntercouncils.com.au
Comment:

The report provides a broad scale analysis of exposure and sensitivity of the Hunter, Central and Lower North Coast region to five major climate change impact areas including:

  1. Coastal inundation and recession associated with sea level rise and storm surges
  2. Extreme rainfall, flooding and storms
  3. Changes to fire weather conditions
  4. Changes to average rainfall and water availability
  5. Changes to average and extreme temperatures.
    An overview of potential impacts for each of these hazards is provided, considering the most significant market (tangible) and nonmarket (intangible) costs.
Download:
 
Website:

http://www.hccrems.com.au/Programs/Climate-Change
/Climate-Change-Resources.aspx

 


Reference :

Weather for Pesticide Spraying

Agency: The Australian Bureau of Meteorology
Contact : GPO Box 1289 Melbourne VIC 3001 Tel: (03) 9669 4000
Comment:

This brochure explains the guidelines for pesticide spraying while reading and considering the environmental factors such as wine, tempreature, humidity, thermal drift, stability and delta t.

Download: Weather for Pesticide Spraying (PDF 592KB)
Website: http://www.bom.gov.au/info/leaflets/
Pesticide-Spraying.pdf
(PDF 592KB)

 

 

bushfire

Reference : 1. Water and the Land For Agriculture and Natural Resources Management
2. New South Wales Weather Observations
3. Climate Change and Weather
4. The Greenhouse Effect and Climate Change
Agency: The Australian Bureau of Meteorology
Contact : GPO Box 1289 Melbourne VIC 3001 Tel: (03) 9669 4000
Comment:

The Bureau's Water and the Land web site aims to provide an integrated suite of information for people involved in primary production, natural resource management, industry, trade and commerce. The website brings together a range of services from rainfall forecasts for the week ahead to climate change and trend maps in an easily accessible and intuitive way.

Download The Greenhouse Effect and Climate Change (PDF 6MB)
Website:

1. http://www.bom.gov.au/watl/

2 http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/observations/index.shtml

3. http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/change/

4. http://www.bom.gov.au/info/Greenhouse
EffectAndClimateChange.pdf

 

Primefact

Reference :
Primefacts -
1. Understanding the weather map
2. Understanding weather - fronts, troughs and ridges
3. Understanding weather - reading satellite pictures
4. What drives NSW weather
Agency:
New South Wales Department of Primary Industries
Contact :
Locked Bag 21, Orange, NSW, 2800
02 6391 3100
www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture
Comment:

This fact sheet provides information to help you understand how to read a weather map correctly along with the typical weather map patterns.

Download:
  1. Understanding the Weather Map (PDF 100KB)

  2. Understanding weather - fronts, troughs and ridges (PDF 230KB)

  3. Understanding weather - reading satellite pictures (PDF 350KB)

  4. What drives NSW weather (PDF 100KB)

Website:
  1. http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/resources
    /climate-and-weather/weather/weather-map


  2. http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/resources
    /climate-and-weather/weather/front-trough-ridge


  3. http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/resources
    /climate-and-weather/weather/satellite-pictures


  4. http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/resources
    /climate-and-weather/weather/nsw-weather

 

 


Planning your Property
Water - Collection & Recycling
Why Vegetation Matters


NSW Rural Fire Service
NSW Fire Brigade
Local Council
Hunter-Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority
 
 

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