Knowledge and opinion sought for bush fire plan

Last September's bush fires in the Great Lakes came close to residential homes in Tuncurry.
Last September's bush fires in the Great Lakes came close to residential homes in Tuncurry.

The Mid Coast Bush Fire Management Committee (BFMC) is inviting members of the public to comment on its draft plan for the 2018-19 bush fire season.

“This is an important document that aims to protect our community and assets,” Mid Coast BFMC chairman, Matthew Bailey said.

“Everyone should take the opportunity to have a look at the plan to ensure that their views are addressed.”

The draft plan is on public exhibition at the MidCoast Council sites in Forster, Taree, Gloucester and Buladelah.

A Bush Fire Risk Management Plan (BFRMP) is a comprehensive document that maps and describes the level of bush fire risk across an area and the proposed treatments to minimise and mitigate the risk.

The Mid Coast BFRMP has recently been reviewed. Mid Coast Bush Fire Management.

The plan identifies bush fire issues,  assets at risk, assesses the level of risk, and establishes treatment strategies to minimise the risk and who is responsible for carrying out the treatments identified.

These treatment strategies may directly affect you and your property.

The Draft BFRMP is on full time display at the following locations:

  • MidCoast Council, Breese Parade, Forster
  • MidCoast Council, 89 King Street, Gloucester
  • MidCoast Council, 2 Pulteney Street, Taree
  • Bulahdelah Transaction Centre, 63 Stroud Street, Bulahdelah

Written submissions on the draft BFRMP can be sent to The BFMC Executive Officer by email to midcoast.district@rfs.nsw.gov.au or by post to Mid Coast Bush Fire Management Committee PO Box 327 Taree NSW 2430 by June 3, 2018.

For further enquires, contact Kam Baker, on 02 6591 2900.

The Draft BFRMP will also be on a travelling roadshow at the following locations and dates.

  • Nabiac, Tuesday May 15, 7pm Nabiac RFS Station, 38 Clarkson Street, Nabiac.
  • Bulahdelah, Friday May 18, 3pm Transaction Centre, 63 Stroud Road, Bulahdelah.
  • Stroud, Tuesday, May 22, 7pm Stroud RFB Station, Avon Street, Stroud.
  • Tea Gardens, Thursday, May 24, 7pm Tea Gardens RFB Station, Wanya Street, Tea Gardens.