THE NSW Rural Fire Service and Corowa Shire Council will work together to begin clean-up work of the tornado-struck Kyffins Reserve near Mulwala.
The reserve took the brunt of the March tornado and has remained closed due to health and safety concerns.
Council has been waiting on the outcome of a claim for natural disaster relief funding assistance through NSW Crown Lands to remove debris, restore vegetation and repair fences.
Recent indications are council is likely to receive only part of the money applied for, with the shortfall in funds affecting the work council is able to complete.
The site is a substantial fire hazard due to the large amount of timber lying within the reserve, with concerns mounting as the fire season is fast approaching.
The council has had an offer from NSW Rural Fire Service to do clean-up works at the reserve free of charge.
Crews will collect rubbish and tree debris, starting at the shore of the lake and will continue to work inland.
A hazard reduction burn will be conducted over a two-week period starting Tuesday, weather permitting.
Members of the public are advised that some smoke, ash and ember drift may occur and could continue for several days following the burn.
Those with respiratory conditions are advised to keep windows and doors closed for the duration of the burn.