The Bush Fire Risk Management Plan for the Mid-Western Regional Council area has recently been reviewed, with a draft now available for community feedback.
The plan is a comprehensive document that maps and describes the level of bush fire risk across the region. It identifies bush fire issues, identifies 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.
Chairperson of the Cudgegong Bush Fire Management Committee, Percy Thompson, said, "this is an important document that aims to protect our community and assets".
"All landholders and residents should take this opportunity to have a look at the plan and provide feedback to ensure it meets the needs of our community for the next five years," Mr Thompson said.
The committee invites residents and landholders in the Mid-Western Regional Council area to view the plan and make comments by Monday, July 29, 2019.
To assist residents and landholders with providing feedback, draft copies of the Bush Fire Risk Management Plan will be on public exhibition, from June 17, at council's offices in Mudgee (86 Market Street), Rylstone (77 Louee Street), and Gulgong (109 Herbert Street).
As well as at the Cudgegong RFS District Fire Control Centre (54 Depot Road, Mudgee) and it can be viewed online at midwestern.nsw.gov.au under 'Documents on Exhibition'.
Written submissions can be sent to Cudgegong Bush Fire Management Committee Executive Officer by; email - firstname.lastname@example.org; or post - PO Box 1155, Mudgee, NSW 2850.
Submissions are required to be considered by the Bush Fire Management Committee prior to finalising the plan.
Under the Act, the Bush Fire Coordinating Committee may approve the plan, amend the plan or reject the plan in the light of public submissions. If significant changes are made to the plan after public exhibition, the draft plan will be placed on further exhibition prior to its final adoption.
For additional information or enquires on any aspect of the plan, please contact the Cudgegong Bush Fire Management Committee executive officer, Superintendent Troy Porter, on 02 6372 4434.