Mon. May 27th, 2024

Bush fire risk is always a concern across the New England and as a result we all need to know we can trust the planning processes that protect us.

Fire agencies and land managers are developing a Bush Fire Risk Management Plan for the New England Bush Fire Management Committee (BFMC) area, which includes the Armidale, Uralla and Walcha council areas. The community is invited to participate in this process by having a say on how bush fire risk is managed in a short survey.

The plan will map and describe the level of bush fire risk across an area and sets out treatment strategies to reduce the risk of bush fires and better protect the community over five years.

The Have Your Say survey is the way the New England BFMC gathers feedback from the community to assist with the risk planning.

“Bush fires can affect our homes, livelihoods and communities with devastating consequences,” said New England Bush Fire Risk Management Committee Executive Officer, Superintendent Paul Metcalfe.

“Your input will provide valuable insights that enable the Bush Fire Management Committee to prioritise the communities, places, spaces, resources and assets that the community hold of most value.”

All residents and landholders residing in the region are encouraged to participate in the short, 5 minute survey on how bush fire risk is managed over the next 5 years.

Communities can access the confidential survey by clicking on this link. The survey closes on May 5, 2023.

For more information, please contact NSW RFS New England Zone Fire Control Centre on 6771 7700.

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