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ARMY "MEET & GREET" TODAY (WEDNESDAY 19/2/20) IN BOMBALA.
The Australian Army will be holding a "Meet & Greet" today (Wednesday 19th February, 2020) at the Bombala Showgrounds between 12.30pm-2.30pm.
They wish to meet RFS volunteers, their families and members of the public, following the fires across the area.
Army personnel have been undertaking a number of tasks in support of the fire fighting and recovery phases across the Snowy Monaro Regional Council area over the past 4-5 weeks.
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The Services Australia Mobile Service Centre will be in Jindabyne today.

Staff will help you access disaster recovery assistance and payments. They can also help you access Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support services using free self service facilities at these locations.

Town Centre car park, Kosciuszko Road - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/help-emergency/bushfires
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The Services Australia Mobile Service Centre will be in Jindabyne today.

Staff will help you access disaster recovery assistance and payments. They can also help you access Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support services using free self service facilities at these locations.

Town Centre car park, Kosciuszko Road - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/help-emergency/bushfires

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and the NSW Rural Fire Service are working together to get the Kosciuszko National Park open as soon as possible.

Visitors to the park need to be aware of the dangers of accessing burnt areas, such as falling trees and limbs, as well as the unburnt areas where the fire is still active.

We appreciate everyone's patience as we work through the process towards reopening the Park for all users.

www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/kosciuszko-national-park/local-alerts
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NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and the NSW Rural Fire Service are working together to get the Kosciuszko National Park open as soon as possible. 

Visitors to the park need to be aware of the dangers of accessing burnt areas, such as falling trees and limbs, as well as the unburnt areas where the fire is still active. 

We appreciate everyones patience as we work through the process towards reopening the Park for all users.

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UPDATE FROM DEPUTY INCIDENT CONTROLLER - ANTHONY EVANS (Area Manager NPWS) Open areas: Kosciuszko National Park - with part closure Sections of Kosciuszko National Park have been reopened, but areas which have been burnt or have ongoing fire fighting operations remain closed. Areas Recently Opened: • All areas south of Mt Jagungal and east of the following roads / trails are open to the public: Khancoban – Cabramurra Rd, Alpine Way and Cascade Trail (refer to map). This includes all backcountry areas which have not been impacted by fire. Overnight camping is permitted in these areas This includes: • Kosciuszko Road - Jindabyne to Charlotte Pass • Guthega Road - Kosciuszko Road to Guthega Village • Charlotte Pass, Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Guthega, Diggers Creek, Wilsons Valley, Sawpit Creek, Waste Point – visitors need to check whether resort facilities and hospitality venues are open for business • Alpine Way between Jindabyne and Thredbo Village • Thredbo Village and Thredbo resort lease area • Ngarigo, Thredbo Diggings and Island Bend campgrounds - for day use and overnight camping • Snowy Mountains Highway – visitors must stay within the road corridor and be aware of hazards such as damaged buildings and burnt trees • Blowering campgrounds - Log Bridge, The Pines, Humes Crossing and Yachting Point • All walks on the Main Range, including to Mt Kosciuszko and surrounding the alpine resort areas • Barry Way – open to the Victorian border. Lower Snowy picnic and campgrounds are open and include; Jacobs River, Halfway Flat, No Name, Pinch River, Jacks Lookout and Running Waters • Schlink Pass trail and associated huts (Horse Camp Hut, White River Hut, Schlink Hut, Valentine Hut) • Mt Jagungal. Access to this area must be from Guthega Power Station or Guthega. There is no access from Round Mountain, Tooma Dam or Snowy Plain. O’Keefes and Dershkos huts are accessible but areas further north remain closed • Rainbow Lake walk – Kosciuszko Road to Rainbow Lake • Rennix walk – Kosciuszko Road return • Waterfall walk – from Sawpit Creek • Pallaibo walk – from Thredbo River picnic area and Sawpit Creek The following areas of Kosciuszko National Park remain closed: • All areas impacted by fire and where ongoing fire fighting operations are occurring. This includes: • All campgrounds between Thredbo and Khancoban • All areas North of the Snowy Mountains Highway • Yarrangobilly Caves – accommodation is available to be book for check-in from July 1. The anticipated opening for day visitation is the 2020 NSW Easter School Holidays. • Long Plain Road • Long Plain Hut campground and Blue Waterholes campground • Yolde campground and Jounama Creek campground For the latest updates on road closure, refer to the RMS website link to Live Traffic RFS and NPWS will continue to assess bushfire risk and progress opening further areas of Kosciuszko National Park when it is safe. Beware of changing conditions • All roads, resorts and other areas may close suddenly in response to changing bushfire risk. • You should monitor advice from NSW Rural Fire Service and other emergency services frequently, regardless of whether you are inside or outside of Kosciuszko National Park. Current fire situation • Large fires have impacted the northern part of Kosciuszko National Park around Kiandra, Tantangara, Adaminaby and Eucumbene Cove. • There are still fires in Kosciuszko National Park around Mt Youngal (In the vicinity of Geehi) and Cooleman Plain in Northern Kosciuszko. • Other fires exist to the west of Kosciuszko National Park in Victoria. • Lightning and ember attacks may result in additional fires. Stay up-to-date with the current fire situation in your area by: visiting the Rural Fire Service website, listening to your local radio station, or calling NSW RFS Bushfire Information Line on 1800 679 737. Do not enter closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

From a tourist point of view, it is ABSOLUTELY essential we open the Alpine Way to Khancoban and roads leading from Khancoban and Tumbarumba to Adaminaby... If tourists keep seeing those roads closed, they will delay making any decisions about visiting some of these smaller towns.

Be careful out there, folks. The dangerous work continues...

Any idea when the road from Thredbo to khancoban will be open again.?

Yeah especially by fallen trees or 🔥

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2 weeks ago

Monaro Team Rural Fire Service

Council-hosted Community meeting happening now ... See MoreSee Less

Council-hosted Community meeting happening now

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I watched it live and was not impressed by the council. They don't seem to know much about our area. They also kept changing the subject back to other areas. When you are speaking to a group speak to them about relevant topics to that group. When you speak to a different group speak to that group. Don't treat people like they are not important enough to stay on topics relevant to them.

2 weeks ago

Monaro Team Rural Fire Service

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FIRE INFORMATION UPDATE - TUESDAY 11th FEB 2020 09:30am

Rain has significantly assisted with reducing the fire activity across areas of NSW. It is a welcome relief for communities and firefighters alike.

There are still 10 bush fires burning across the Snowy Monaro area with 3 not yet contained.

There is minimal fire activity with crews hoping to get in the air today checking for any remaining hotspots. Hopefully we will see these remaining few contained over coming days.

› Scabby Range – Status: Being Controlled
› Rockton – Status: Being Controlled
› Bondi – Status: Being Controlled
› Clear Range (Canberra Fire) – Status: Under Control
› Calabash –Status: Under Control
› Adaminaby Complex – Status: Under Control
› Good Good – Status: Under Control
› Creewah – Status: Under Control
› Kydra Complex – Status: Under Control
› Pilot Lookout – Status: Under Control

www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fires-near-me
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FIRE INFORMATION UPDATE - TUESDAY 11th FEB 2020 09:30am

Rain has significantly assisted with reducing the fire activity across areas of NSW. It is a welcome relief for communities and firefighters alike. 

There are still 10 bush fires burning across the Snowy Monaro area with 3 not yet contained. 

There is minimal fire activity with crews hoping to get in the air today checking for any remaining hotspots. Hopefully we will see these remaining few contained over coming days.

› Scabby Range – Status: Being Controlled
› Rockton – Status: Being Controlled
› Bondi – Status: Being Controlled
› Clear Range (Canberra Fire) – Status: Under Control
› Calabash –Status: Under Control
› Adaminaby Complex – Status: Under Control
› Good Good – Status: Under Control
› Creewah – Status: Under Control
› Kydra Complex – Status: Under Control
› Pilot Lookout – Status: Under Control

https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fires-near-me

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We thank God for his mercy,love and for the rain

You guys saved my family property at Creewah. U are all heroes. 🤝😻. We can’t thank u enough.

What fantastic news. Well done & thank you for all you have done👍👍

Hopefully those places get more rain to help put them right out Thankyou for the update

Thank You is all i can say, every one involved from the ground to those in the air

Thank you...all aussies unite in saying a mighty big Thank You

They deserve a break, great result from months of hard work

What about the border fire? Not mentioned ?

Thanks all terrific news

What an awesome photo well done everyone

Thanks just doesn’t seem to be enough!

It will be great when they are out

Thankyou one and all

Good news.

Thanks guys

Awsome work ..

Nick Robins

Dale James

Simon

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BOMBALA - COMMUNITY RECOVERY ASSISTANCE POINT

Thursday 13 February
Bombala Community Centre between 10:00am and 2pm.

Multiple disaster welfare agencies will be present for one-on-one consultations to help people with their bush fire recovery.

Bush fire-affected residents from Bombala, Rockton, Creewah, Cathcart, Mt Darragh and surrounding areas are encouraged to attend. Internet, computers and mobile phones will be available for use.

Representatives from Snowy Monaro Regional Council, disaster welfare services, Red Cross and the Disaster Recovery Chaplain Network will be on hand to answer questions and help with grant applications.
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BOMBALA - COMMUNITY RECOVERY ASSISTANCE POINT

Thursday 13 February 
Bombala Community Centre between 10:00am and 2pm.

Multiple disaster welfare agencies will be present for one-on-one consultations to help people with their bush fire recovery.

Bush fire-affected residents from Bombala, Rockton, Creewah, Cathcart, Mt Darragh and surrounding areas are encouraged to attend. Internet, computers and mobile phones will be available for use. 

Representatives from Snowy Monaro Regional Council, disaster welfare services, Red Cross and the Disaster Recovery Chaplain Network will be on hand to answer questions and help with grant applications.

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Robin Pullen Kelvin Stace Brenda Stace - FYI

ADAMINABY - COMMUNITY RECOVERY ASSISTANCE POINT

Thursday 13 February
Adaminaby Memorial Hall from 10:30am to 2pm.

Multiple disaster welfare agencies will be present for one-on-one consultations to help people with their bush fire recovery.

Bush fire-affected residents from Adaminaby, Shannons Flat, Yaouk and surrounding areas are encouraged to attend.

Representatives from Snowy Monaro Regional Council, disaster welfare services, Red Cross and the Disaster Recovery Chaplain Network will be on hand to answer questions and help with grant applications.
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ADAMINABY - COMMUNITY RECOVERY ASSISTANCE POINT

Thursday 13 February
Adaminaby Memorial Hall from 10:30am to 2pm.

Multiple disaster welfare agencies will be present for one-on-one consultations to help people with their bush fire recovery.

Bush fire-affected residents from Adaminaby, Shannons Flat, Yaouk and surrounding areas are encouraged to attend.
 
Representatives from Snowy Monaro Regional Council, disaster welfare services, Red Cross and the Disaster Recovery Chaplain Network will be on hand to answer questions and help with grant applications.

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There is also a community meeting and bbq today at the School of Arts from 4:30pm

Karen has Corryong council done this?

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