Community input needed for bush fire plan

Local residents are being asked to have their say on the bush fire risk management plan at the Eden RFS station on Monday night.

Local residents are being asked to have their say on the bush fire risk management plan at the Eden RFS station on Monday night.

The Bega Valley Rural Fire Service will hold a meeting in Eden on Monday night, giving locals the opportunity to identify parts of the community that may be at risk during bush fires.

The current bush fire risk management plan is now four years old, and the RFS is asking those with local knowledge to point out any community assets not covered by the 2010 plans.

“We genuinely encourage residents to have input in to this process,” NSW Rural Fire Service community safety officer Marty Webster said.

“Compiling a thorough list of what the community regards as assets is difficult without this input.”

Mr Webster said representatives of the bush fire management committee will be attending to explain the existing plan, and look for ways to improve it.

The plan is a comprehensive document that maps and describes the level of bush fire risk for areas across the Bega Valley, with the RFS using this information to develop its establish treatment options.

The meeting will take place at the Eden RFS station on Monday, July 21, from 6.30pm.

Meetings will also be held from 6.30pm at the Pambula RFS station on Tuesday, July 22, and the Wyndham RFS station on Wednesday, July 23.

For more information, contact the Bega Fire Control Centre on 6494 7400.

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