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Hotspots Workshop Update, December 2022

Monday, 19th December 2022

Hotspots Workshop Update, December 2022

A full two-day workshop series was recently delivered by the Nature Conservation Council of NSW (NCC) and NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) in the Northern Rivers region with the community in the Three Headlands area, at South Urunga (pictured). The workshops took place 31 August and 21 September, with the weather allowing attendees to get involved in a demonstration burn during the latter workshop. Local Traditional Owners were engaged and involved throughout the workshops, with the demonstration burn occurring on their property.

In addition to these workshops, two standalone information sessions have been held, briefing local communities about the Hotspots Fire Project and an introduction to bushfire management and ecology, specific to their local area. These were held in Utungan (Nambucca Valley region), 26 August and Goolawah (North Coast), 16 November. An additional information session is set to go ahead in Roseberry Creek (Northern Rivers), 29 March, 2023.

Continued wet weather and flooding inhibited delivery of the Bombay Hotspots workshops. Only a day prior to the workshop, intense rainfall led to overflowing of the nearby Shoalhaven River crossing, preventing attendance, as the sole access route to the RFS Station where the workshop was to take place. The Bombay workshop has now been postponed to next year.

Check out the Where We Work section of the Hotspots website for further details on upcoming workshops and information sessions.

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