Managing Crown Land for the Community

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🔥The Opal Reserve had a visit from Crown Lands, Rural Fire Service and Soil Conservation Service to assess the bushfire risks and the mitigation plan for the next 5 years.

🔥This meeting was actioned after Lightning Ridge had been identified as a 'Focus Area' by the Bushfire Management Committee (BFMC) of the North West Region, which the Opal Reserve is a member of.

🔥This tour took us across the 20,000ha of land we manage from Lightning Ridge, Glengarry, Coocoran and Allawah, all of which had varying degrees of bushfire risk.

🔥Within the mitigation plan are hazard reductions, strategic fire trails and asset protection zones mapped for the entire community.

🔥These will all be reassessed frequently to determine the ongoing risk and if it is been managed effectively.
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📮The Opal Reserve sent off all the hard copy submissions they received on the 28th of March.📮

👏👏Thanks to the Lightning Ridge community for stepping up and letting their voice and perspective be heard for the Independent Review of the Statutory Framework of Small-scale Titles.

👍It was a massive feat for individuals to complete and we now eagerly await the next phase and response of the Review.

👏👏Thanks to the then Acting Reserve Manager, Victoria, for advocating to the community for responses and providing support in formulating submissions.

👍Victoria will now step down from her role, due to welcoming back David from his paternal leave.

👥The Opal Reserve team look forward to what the year ahead will bring for their Crown Land Management organisation and the Lightning Ridge community.
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📮The Opal Reserve sent off all the hard copy submissions they received on the 28th of March.📮

👏👏Thanks to the Lightning Ridge community for stepping up and letting their voice and perspective be heard for the Independent Review of the Statutory Framework of Small-scale Titles.

👍It was a massive feat for individuals to complete and we now eagerly await the next phase and response of the Review.

👏👏Thanks to the then Acting Reserve Manager, Victoria, for advocating to the community for responses and providing support in formulating submissions.

👍Victoria will now step down from her role, due to welcoming back David from his paternal leave.

👥The Opal Reserve team look forward to what the year ahead will bring for their Crown Land Management organisation and the Lightning Ridge community.Image attachmentImage attachment

Have your say: forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=IYjvljkqHEe4mmewgz3TuSJWyFFuxEROrhvSCGWoNLVURVBSMkVCT...

Email: [email protected]

Post: Ms Saxon, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia, GPO Box 3872, Sydney 2001.
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Have your say: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=IYjvljkqHEe4mmewgz3TuSJWyFFuxEROrhvSCGWoNLVURVBSMkVCTkZOSDRQSTVNQUFVNDE5SE4zSi4u

Email: aussstreview@nortonrosefulbright.com 

Post: Ms Saxon, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia, GPO Box 3872, Sydney 2001.

🌵Backpack sprayers available for loan from North West Local Land Services

🌵They have a limited number of backpack sprayers which can be loaned by landholders to treat Hudson Pear on their property.

🌵Backpack sprayers can be loaned for up to 1 month (4 weeks) to assist people who do not own a suitable sprayer.

🌵The backpack sprayer is perfect for small landholders with an area of less than 2 hectares.

🌵This goes hand in hand with the Landholder Chemical Program that was initiated under the $2.6million funding for Hudson Pear Control.

🌵For more information, give Todd or Rachael a call at the Local Land Services Walgett office.

🌵Todd Pallister - Cacti Coordinator - 0457939055
🌵Rachel Turner - Biosecurity Officer - 0417753170

🌵For more information on where the $2.6million funding is going, sign up to their newsletter comms.lls.nsw.gov.au/hudson-pear-control-updates?utm_source=Hudson_pear
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🌵Backpack sprayers available for loan from North West Local Land Services 

🌵They have a limited number of backpack sprayers which can be loaned by landholders to treat Hudson Pear on their property.

🌵Backpack sprayers can be loaned for up to 1 month (4 weeks) to assist people who do not own a suitable sprayer. 

🌵The backpack sprayer is perfect for small landholders with an area of less than 2 hectares. 

🌵This goes hand in hand with the Landholder Chemical Program that was initiated under the $2.6million funding for Hudson Pear Control. 

🌵For more information, give Todd or Rachael a call at the Local Land Services Walgett office. 

🌵Todd Pallister - Cacti Coordinator - 0457939055
🌵Rachel Turner - Biosecurity Officer - 0417753170

🌵For more information on where the $2.6million funding is going, sign up to their newsletter https://comms.lls.nsw.gov.au/hudson-pear-control-updates?utm_source=Hudson_pear

Welcome to Protect Our Opals Australia – the united face of Australian Opal mining! 🌈✨ Embracing our beloved opals, we stand united to safeguard these treasures and nurture sustainable mining practices.

Protect Our Opals Australia is your go-to hub for comprehensive updates on the Australian Opal Industry🌈✨

We take pride in fostering unity as the central hub among Opal Mining associations, including LRMA, GGSMA, WCMA, and have the invaluable support of entities like the Crown Lands Manager, Walgett Shire Council, Australian Opal Centre, Opal Association, and the International Colored Gemstone Association.

🔍 Explore our page for in-depth insights into the ongoing small-scale title reviews and stay connected with the latest developments in the Australian Opal industry. Our mission is to provide you with relevant information and current issues. With insights, updates, and collaborative efforts toward responsible opal mining practices.

We advocate for ethical mining, community well-being and a future where sustainable opals thrive. Together, we're the heartbeat of opal lovers, miners, and advocates from across New South Wales and Australia.🇦🇺

⛏️ Join the movement! Share, like, and become an essential part of advocating for ethical mining, community well-being, and ensuring a sustainable future for opals. Your engagement is crucial in amplifying our collective effort to promote responsible practices within the opal industry.

💚 Let’s work together to protect our opals and fossils. Contribute your voice, preserve our heritage and foster a community built on respect and harmony.
#ProtectOurOpalsAustralia #OpalReview #CollaborativeOpals #OpalAdvocacy
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🧑‍🚒Last week we presented the petition to have Graiwn Rd renamed to Capt. Leo Fransen Way to Walgett Shire Council.

🧑‍🚒All councillors seemed to be in favour of the decision and it was stated that we can informally begin to call the main entrance off Wilby Wilby Rd into Grawin, Capt. Leo Fransen Way.

🧑‍🚒To have it formally named, Council will have to take it to the Geographical Names Board, and with that some limitations and requirements are necessary.

🧑‍🚒We are happy the name change was accepted by the community and look forward to the day we can commemorate this wonderful, brave man for his service to the RFS and to our community.
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🧑‍🚒Last week we presented the petition to have Graiwn Rd renamed to Capt. Leo Fransen Way to Walgett Shire Council.

🧑‍🚒All councillors seemed to be in favour of the decision and it was stated that we can informally begin to call the main entrance off Wilby Wilby Rd into Grawin, Capt. Leo Fransen Way.

🧑‍🚒To have it formally named, Council will have to take it to the Geographical Names Board, and with that some limitations and requirements are necessary. 

🧑‍🚒We are happy the name change was accepted by the community and look forward to the day we can commemorate this wonderful, brave man for his service to the RFS and to our community.

📑If you need help writing a submission, we are providing Submission Support and will be available every Monday from 3pm-6pm at the Lightning Ridge District Bowling Club until submissions are due on the 31st March.

💻Or you can submit online via this link forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=IYjvljkqHEe4mmewgz3TuSJWyFFuxEROrhvSCGWoNLVURVBSMkVCT...
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📑If you need help writing a submission, we are providing Submission Support and will be available every Monday from 3pm-6pm at the Lightning Ridge District Bowling Club until submissions are due on the 31st March.

💻Or you can submit online via this link https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=IYjvljkqHEe4mmewgz3TuSJWyFFuxEROrhvSCGWoNLVURVBSMkVCTkZOSDRQSTVNQUFVNDE5SE4zSi4u

🚗This fantastic experience on the Red Car Door Tour is not one to be missed.

🗣The story, the tenacity, and the creativity, are among the wonderful elements that make Lightning Ridge so unique.

‼️Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Black Queen from Easter (29th March) to June Long Weekend (10th June).
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🚗This fantastic experience on the Red Car Door Tour is not one to be missed.

🗣The story, the tenacity, and the creativity, are among the wonderful elements that make Lightning Ridge so unique.

‼️Dont miss the opportunity to visit the Black Queen from Easter (29th March) to June Long Weekend (10th June).
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