Shoalhaven News

Push to reduce fuel load across Shoalhaven

deans gap fire

With NSW grappling with some the worst bushfire conditions ever seen in living memory, a notice of motion will be going before Shoalhaven City Council aimed at reducing the amount of fuel load on council managed land.

The Shoalhaven is no stranger to the devastation of bushfires.

In the 2001 fires, almost 100,000 hectares were razed along with the destruction of businesses, farm equipment and other property.

Councillor Greg Watson says he's not particularly interested in what the Greens have to say about the issue and believes people's lives should be their first priority.

Part of the notice of motion calls for an action plan to be prepared in consultation with the NSW RFS, and other agencies when Council manages land under their control.

The burns would ideally take place late Autumn early Winter period to minimise the impact on native fauna.

IMAGE CREDIT: NSW Rural Fire Service ( Deans Gap )