Bushfires continue in the Hawkesbury

The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Barry Calvert has visited the Hawkesbury Rural Fire Service Control Centre today for an update on the current fire situation.

“We talked about the work of the fire fighting crews, what’s been happening at St Albans and Colo Heights, and what is planned for the days ahead,” the Mayor said.

“I took the opportunity to thank our Rural Fire Service personnel, volunteers and staff for their amazing efforts and their ability to work day and night to keep our community safe.

“I know I echo the sentiments of our whole Hawkesbury community when I express my deep sadness at the fire emergencies that are still unfolding in the NSW and Queensland bushfires, and now Western Australia. Lives and homes have been lost,” he said.

“So many parts of the east coast of NSW have been burning for weeks, with volunteers being flown in to assist.

“Closer to home, thankfully no lives have been lost due to the fires, although homes have been lost. Our community members know only too well from personal experience the potential for loss of life and property that bushfires can wreak,” Mayor Calvert said.

“Hawkesbury City Council is doing everything possible to support the NSW Rural Fire Service, the NSW Police Force and all emergency services during this time.

“I would like to thank our community members for listening to the Rural Fire Service and to remind everyone that we need to continue to do so. Keep up to date with what is happening around you. Use the Fires Near Me App and check the NSW Rural Fire Service website www.rfs.nsw.gov.au Follow your Bushfire Survival Plan and please remain vigilant.”

Disaster Assistance

If you need Disaster Assistance, call the Disaster Welfare Assistance Line on 1800 018 444.

Animal Holding Facility

If you need to leave your property due to the threat of bushfires, you can take your animals to the Animal Holding Facility at Hawkesbury Showground, 40 Racecourse Road, Clarendon.

Visit the NSW DPI Animals in emergencies website for advice and information on preparing your animals https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/climate-and-emergencies/emergency/community/before-an-emergency

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