Bushfire risk plan released
A VITAL document which identifies the bushfire threat in our region is now on public display.
The Mid North Coast draft bushfire risk management plans maps and describes the level of bushfire risk across the Coffs Coast and outlines strategies to minimise the threat.
The plan, devised by the Mid North Coast Bushfire Management Committee, identifies bushfire issues, identifies assets at risk, assesses the level of risk, establishes ‘treatment strategies’ to minimise the risk, and those who are responsible for carrying out those treatments.
“This is an important document that aims to protect our community and assets,” the chairwoman of the bushfire committee Kerry Child said.
“Everyone should take the opportunity to have a look at the plan to ensure that their views are addressed.”
Residents from the Bellingen and Coffs Harbour local government areas can examine the draft plan and make comments by May 2. The draft is on display at the Bellingen Shire Council offices in Hyde Street, Bellingen, the Coffs Harbour City Council offices in Castle Street, Coffs Harbour, and the Mid North Coast Rural Fire Service Control Centre at Aviation Drive, Coffs Harbour.
Written submissions can be sent to the executive officer of the Bushfire Management Committee at PO Box 4065, Coffs Harbour Jetty 2450.