Fire Danger – bushland areas will be closed from today

Posted: Friday, 3 January 2020

For the third time in this fire season, the NSW government has declared a state of emergency. There are extremely hot conditions with more than 100 fires across the state. The state of emergency will be active for seven days from today (3 Jan, 2020). All bushland areas and reserves in the Willoughby City Council area will be closed for the next seven days. Some of the areas will have signs and barricades, but others won’t, so please do not enter these walking tracks or bushland areas.

We encourage you to be prepared. Access the NSW Rural Fire Service website for up to date information and develop a fire plan.

We have over 300 hectares of bushland, which is partly bushfire prone. We have worked closely with the Regional Bushfire Management Committee, NSW Fire and Rescue and adjoining Councils to implement the Bushfire Risk Management Plan over the past two years. We employ a hazard-reduction team. Further details on our plan can be found on our website

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