Draft bush fire plan

YOUR comments are invited on the Bombala Draft Bush Fire Risk Management Plan.

“This is an important document that aims to protect our community and assets,” said John Hood, Chairperson of the Bombala Bush Fire Management Committee.

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

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.

Bombala Bush Fire Management Committee invites the people of Bombala to view the Draft Bush Fire Risk Management Plan and make comments by September 22, 2010.

The plan 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.

These treatment strategies may directly affect you and your property.

The Draft BFRMP is on display from Monday, August 9, 2010 at the following locations:

• Bombala Council Chambers, Caveat Street, Bombala.

• Bombala Fire Control Centre, Water Works Hill, Bombala.

• NPWS Office, Maybe Street, Bombala.

• Forest NSW Office, Jonas Street, Bombala.

• Cooma Fire Control Centre, Geebung Street, Cooma.

• Snowy River Fire Control Centre, Bolton Street, Berridale.

Written submissions on the Draft BFRMP can be sent to The BFMC Executive Officer by email on jim.darrant@rfs.nsw.gov.au or by post to PO Box 1206, Cooma NSW 2630 by September 22, 2010.

For further enquires, contact Community Safety Officer, Rein Peet on 6455 0455.