A woman who lit eight potentially "catastrophic" fires along the Wollongong beach-side bike track in an early morning arson spree has had three months shaved off her jail sentence.
Patricia Davis, 49, was caught on CCTV setting fire to eight patches of vegetation between 1am and 2.30am on April 29 last year, including one that came within 10 metres of homes inside Wollongong Surf Leisure Resort.
When arrested in July, Davis said she and her co-offender had missed their train home from Wollongong that night and had a run-in with police as a result, leaving her in a foul mood.
Video found on Davis' phone shows footage of some of the blazes, as Davis and her co-accused are heard laughing in the background and saying "that's just rarin'....I hope we don't get blamed for it."
In January, Magistrate Jillian Kiely sentenced Davis to two years behind bars, with a non-parole period of 15 months, saying the incident was particularly troubling and there was a strong need for general and specific deterrence.
However, Davis appealed the sentence to the NSW District Court, claiming it was too severe.
Judge Andrew Heasler agreed to reduce Davis' time behind bars to 12 months to allow her a longer period on parole given her
She will now be released from custody in January 2021.