No immediate threat of bushfires

There are no immediate bushfire threats in the Byron Shire, but a series of hazard reduction burns are planned for this year to reduce 'really high' fuel loads in a number of spots around Byron Bay.

The region's Rural Fire Service's community safety officer, Laurence McCoy, said the burns would be carried out 'in line with ecological regimes'.

Byron Council's director of planning, development and environment services, Ray Darney, said he had concerns about existing asset protection zones (APZ) around some buildings in the shire which were close to bushland.

Mr Darney said council compliance staff would be reviewing the 'integrity' of some of those zones.

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