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Monday, 20th June 2022

Join your local Bush Fire Management Committee

The Nature Conservation Council (NCC) is currently seeking volunteers to be a representative on their local Bushfire Management Committee (BFMC).

Bushfire Management Committees occur in zones designated by the NSW Rural Fire Service, often aligned with boundaries in one or multiple Local Government areas. These committees are responsible for the planning and coordination of bushfire management within a local area for the protection of life, property and the environment from bushfire.

Committees are made up of many stakeholders including fire authorities, land managers, landholders, community organisations, and the Nature Conservation Council.

NCC representatives are the environmental voice on these committees and ensure threatened species and the environment are considered during the bushfire planning and implementation process.

Many NCC bushfire representatives have a background in biological science, conservation, bush regeneration, RFS brigades, Landcare and environmental community groups. Committees usually meet twice a year.

Learn more and become a representative today: https://www.nature.org.au/become_a_representative

Current vacancies include:

  • North: Namoi/Gwydir (Gwydir, Moree Plains, Narrabri); Tamworth; and Liverpool Range (Gunnedah, Liverpool Plains, Upper Hunter).
  • East: Cumberland Zone (Fairfield, Blacktown, Penrith); Wollondilly/Wingecarribee.
  • South: Southern Tablelands (Goulburn Mulwaree, Yass Valley, Upper Lachlan); Mid Murray (Murray River, Edward River); Lower Western Zone (Balranald, Wentworth); Snowy Valleys; Federation; South West Slopes (Cootamundra Gundagai, Hilltops).
  • West: Cudgegong; North West (Walgett, Coonamble, Warren, Bogan); Mid Lachlan Valley (Parkes, Forbes, Weddin, Lachlan); Bland/Temora; Barwon/Darling (Bourke, Brewarrina); Central Darling; Cobar; West Darling (Unincorporated); Lower Western Zone (Balranald Shire, Wentworth Shire).
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