Power Outage Monday 16
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Council has put up signs
in various locations where they will be stockpiling
bulka bags of road material on Monday,
November 16 ready to start work on our
roads and drainage for the next 4 weeks.
Pino has requested PLEASE DO NOT park vehicles
in these areas including down at Cargo.
There is also an area near Bell going towards Cargo on
the corner adjacent to the chook pen which has no sign
yet which is out of bounds for parking.
About 300 ton of material
will be barged over.
It is going to make life a bit chaotic but we really
need to support this long awaited work.
Scotland Island Recreation
Club - Welcome Coffee
Sunday November 22
Draft Bush Fire Management Policy
Council has developed a policy to manage the risk of
bush fire across the Northern Beaches in conjunction
with fire agencies and the community.
The draft policy provides a framework with a focus on
four areas of risk management, fire management,
community engagement and land use planning and
Mayor Michael Regan said the draft policy represents an
opportunity to apply a consistent guide to bush fire
management across the whole Northern Beaches area.
“Last summer’s horrifying bush fires in Australia showed
how critical good planning and preparation can be in the
face of hotter and dryer conditions.
“We have significant exposure to bush fires on the
Northern Beaches and this policy recognises the
importance of a coordinated effort to reduce risk and
manage emergencies when they happen.
“With climate change resulting in increasingly frequent
and more severe bush fire conditions, this policy seeks
to ensure we have the right mechanisms in place, and
using best practice, to reduce the risk for our
“The threat of bush fires can never be completely
eliminated, and our policy reiterates the need for
Council, fire authorities and landowners to all play a
part in the protection of life and property.
“With summer approaching, all landowners are encouraged
to prepare their properties now and ensure they have a
survival plan in place. The Rural Fire Service has some
excellent resources available online to support
residents in their preparations.”
In framing the draft policy, research into how other
government agencies tackle bush fire management was
considered, as well as taking into account best practice
and relevant state and federal bush fire management
frameworks and legislation, particularly the Rural Fires
The draft policy also considers the 76 recommendations
of the NSW Bush Fire Inquiry and draft propositions from
the Royal Commission into Natural Disaster Arrangements.
Council is continuing to respond to these inquiries and
working with our state partners as further changes
The draft Policy will apply to all bushland managed by
Council and to all private lands within the Northern
Beaches Local Government Area (LGA).
The Policy is on public exhibition until Wednesday 2
December. The community is encouraged to provide
I am hand excavating my
waterfront & I have 2 x 1 cubic meter white (crane
liftable) bags of hand-sieved soil free to anyone who
Also 2 x 1 cubic meter
white (crane liftable) bags of small sized broken
sandstone for drainage or Gabion style geotech retaining
Location is Horseshoe Cove.
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