Community Fire Updates

Talk to Council staff at Scotchman Bushfire shed, Kalang Rd

Council staff will be on hand at the Scotchman Bushfire shed, 649 Kalang Road, Bellingen 12 December 2019 between midday and 5:00pm to talk to local residents about preparedness and ensuring bush fire survival plans are in place. Residents are welcome to drop by and talk to them. Current information provided by the Rural Fire Service (RFS) will be readily available.


Community Fire Updates - General Advice issued on 9 December 2019

The mid north coast, local councils and fire and emergency agencies have been dealing with the current bushfire crises for almost three months.

The lead agency in such circumstances is the Rural Fire Service (RFS) and there are a range of protocols and arrangements that exist between the various agencies, government departments and local government that support disaster and recovery. In addition the RFS do work on a range of potential disaster scenarios and this includes protecting key assets, towns and villages.

The RFS puts out extensive information about preparedness generally, emphasising the need for all of us to have a fire plan. Advice is on their website regarding fire planning and resident preparedness. Hard copies are available at the council offices to assist community members. Fire planning looks at not just what arrangements you might make as a fire approaches, but preparing and protecting your home.

The Mid North Coast RFS puts out regular updates on their facebook page regarding current fire conditions. Council’s website also contains detailed information. In addition as part of their role as the lead agency, the Mid North Coast RFS have conducted a number of community briefings for residents likely to be impacted by fire.

Our community is currently subject to Level 4 water restrictions given the low flows in the Bellinger River. Council has been actively promoting the current circumstances and unfortunately has seen little reduction in water use from our community since level one water restrictions were imposed.

That said fire planning provides a range of advice to residents about how to prepare and protect their property, water restrictions apply unless someone is actively protecting a property from fire.

To stay informed and updated regards current firefighting efforts and future containment activities, take advantage of the regular updates that will be provided here and to ensure you and you’re family are prepared if threatened by a bushfire take five minutes to make or improve your plan by logging onto https://www.myfireplan.com.au/ .

Further information can be found in the document library or via the important links on this page.





Talk to Council staff at Scotchman Bushfire shed, Kalang Rd

Council staff will be on hand at the Scotchman Bushfire shed, 649 Kalang Road, Bellingen 12 December 2019 between midday and 5:00pm to talk to local residents about preparedness and ensuring bush fire survival plans are in place. Residents are welcome to drop by and talk to them. Current information provided by the Rural Fire Service (RFS) will be readily available.


Community Fire Updates - General Advice issued on 9 December 2019

The mid north coast, local councils and fire and emergency agencies have been dealing with the current bushfire crises for almost three months.

The lead agency in such circumstances is the Rural Fire Service (RFS) and there are a range of protocols and arrangements that exist between the various agencies, government departments and local government that support disaster and recovery. In addition the RFS do work on a range of potential disaster scenarios and this includes protecting key assets, towns and villages.

The RFS puts out extensive information about preparedness generally, emphasising the need for all of us to have a fire plan. Advice is on their website regarding fire planning and resident preparedness. Hard copies are available at the council offices to assist community members. Fire planning looks at not just what arrangements you might make as a fire approaches, but preparing and protecting your home.

The Mid North Coast RFS puts out regular updates on their facebook page regarding current fire conditions. Council’s website also contains detailed information. In addition as part of their role as the lead agency, the Mid North Coast RFS have conducted a number of community briefings for residents likely to be impacted by fire.

Our community is currently subject to Level 4 water restrictions given the low flows in the Bellinger River. Council has been actively promoting the current circumstances and unfortunately has seen little reduction in water use from our community since level one water restrictions were imposed.

That said fire planning provides a range of advice to residents about how to prepare and protect their property, water restrictions apply unless someone is actively protecting a property from fire.

To stay informed and updated regards current firefighting efforts and future containment activities, take advantage of the regular updates that will be provided here and to ensure you and you’re family are prepared if threatened by a bushfire take five minutes to make or improve your plan by logging onto https://www.myfireplan.com.au/ .

Further information can be found in the document library or via the important links on this page.