🔥RFS crews have almost completed the Hazard Reduction at Grawin.
The three days of work completed will ensure the community at Grawin is better prepared for the bushfire season ahead.🔥
👍Thanks to the RFS North Western Area Command for working with the Opal Reserve to get this burn happening.
👍Thanks to all the RFS crews that were involved in preparing and controlling the HR burn.
👍Thanks to the Club in the Scrub for letting us use the sheltered area as HQ and for lunch for all the crews.
👍Thanks to Doonman and the boys for putting on a pig on the spit, to feed all the crews. ... See MoreSee Less
🔥Grawin Hazard Reduction Burn from 31/5 to 4/6🔥
All miners, residents and tourists are advised to avoid the area.
Please be aware there will be significant smoke in the area, so avoid the area if you have health conditions.
There will be several RFS trucks and volunteers monitoring the burn site. ... See MoreSee Less
🔥The Lightning Ridge area has been identified as a focus area for the upcoming fire season, and mitigation works will be undertaken to better prepare the town in case of bushfires.
Crownlands and the RFS have created a plan of Strategic Fire Trails and Tactical Fire Trails in the North West Region.
You will see Soil Conservation Service about town until the end of June, grading, rolling and repairing targeted roads in Lightning Ridge.🚜 ... See MoreSee Less
🚫Unauthorised interference with vegetation is prohibited on the Reserve🚫
🪵This includes cutting down trees, removing timber and collecting firewood to sell.
📞Please contact LRAOR if you notice any unauthorised activities. 0457 203 814 ... See MoreSee Less
👍Lightning Ridge is a Tiny Towns Top Finalist for 2023👍
VOTE NOW for Lightning Ridge - voting CLOSES 5pm, Friday 12 May 2023.
NSW Top Tourism Town Awards celebrate our state's diverse and outstanding regional destinations.
As well as giving us major bragging rights, it:
• Provides access to widespread media and promotion.
• Shines the spotlight on Lightning Ridge as a major tourism destination on the national stage.
• Encourages tourism development.
• Increases visitation.
• Drives the visitor economy locally, regionally and state wide!
VOTE NOW!!!Vote for your favourite town 💌
Congratulations to our NSW Top Tourism Town Awards finalists for 2023!
These incredible destinations are in the running but they need your help — public voting closes this Friday, 12 May, at 5pm: www.businessnsw.com/events/top-tourism-town-awards-2023-nsw
TINY TOP TOURISM TOWN
Towns with a population under 1,500 residents.
📍 BROKE — Broke Fordwich Wine Region
📍 HUSKISSON — Visit Shoalhaven
📍 KANGAROO VALLEY — Visit Kangaroo Valley + Visit Shoalhaven
📍 LIGHTNING RIDGE — Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Centre - LRVIC
📍 MATHOURA — Visit River Country
📍 MILPARINKA — Visit Corner Country and Outback New South Wales Australia
📍 RYLSTONE — Mudgee Region
📍 SPENCER — Love Central Coast, NSW Australia
📍 TILBA — Visit Tilba + Eurobodalla - South Coast NSW
📍 TYALGUM — The Tweed
SMALL TOP TOURISM TOWN
Towns with a population of 1,500 to 5,000 residents.
📍 BARHAM — Visit River Country
📍 BERRY — Berry, South Coast NSW + Visit Shoalhaven
📍 BULAHDELAH — Bulahdelah Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Inc. + Barrington Coast
📍 CABARITA BEACH — The Tweed
📍 EDEN — Eden Visitor Information Centre
📍 GLOUCESTER — Tourism Gloucester + Barrington Coast
📍 GULGONG — Mudgee Region
📍 JINDABYNE — Destination Jindabyne
📍 SUSSEX INLET — Visit Shoalhaven
TOP TOURISM TOWN
Towns with a population over 5,000 residents.
📍 BATHURST — Visit Bathurst NSW
📍 COFFS HARBOUR — Coffs Coast
📍 DUBBO — Dubbo City
📍 LAKE MACQUARIE — Visit Lake Macquarie
📍 MOAMA — Visit River Country
📍 NEWCASTLE — Newcastle, Australia
📍 OBERON — Experience Oberon
📍 PICTON — Visit Wollondilly
📍 SHELLHARBOUR — Shellharbour, NSW, Australia
📍 SOUTH WEST ROCKS — Macleay Valley Coast
📍 ULLADULLA — Visit Shoalhaven
📍 WOLLONGONG — Visit Wollongong
📍 YAMBA — My Clarence Valley
Vote for your favourite now: www.businessnsw.com/events/top-tourism-town-awards-2023-nsw ... See MoreSee Less
Grawin and Glengarry Residence.
Please see below poster for Community information day being held at the Club in the Scrub. ... See MoreSee Less
🔥🔥Controlled Burn scheduled for 1-4 June behind Club in the Scrub at Grawin🔥🔥
👥A community information day will be held on the 16th of May at the Club in the Scrub by the RFS to answer any questions and concerns.
🚜Works will continue to be undertaken in preparing this area for a HR Burn.
⚠️All miners, residents and tourists are advised that access through this area may be impinged during these dates.
‼️All miners, residents and tourists need to ensure they are aware of this controlled burn and keep off all tracks surrounding and within the burn area and stay a safe distance once underway‼️ ... See MoreSee Less
Lightning Ridge Area Opal ReserveThe LRAOR is a Crown Land Management Organisation, managing over 20,000 hectares of land.
‼️Free contractor spraying for Hudson Pear infestations for Landholders‼️
Local Land Services and Castlereagh Macquarie County Council have an EOI for a Contractor Spray Program to treat Hudson Pear, established with the $2.6 million funding announcement in December 2022.
This will enable landholders to have contractors access their land to spray and control Hudson Pear infestations.
See the forms below and send them through to Mat Savage at [email protected] ... See MoreSee Less
🔥Everyone needs a bushfire survival plan🔥Camps are highly susceptible to fire damage🔥
The bushfire at Coocoran has shown us just how problematic and disastrous a fire could be for the residents of Lightning Ridge and Grawin.
All residents and claim holders need to ensure they keep their claims bushfire ready.
Check the link on how to create a bushfire survival plan for you, your family and your friends.
www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/36597/BFSP-Complete.pdf ... See MoreSee Less
👀Out inspecting the bio-control in action, and not just the one for Hudson Pear, but for the bio-control for many cactus species in Lightning Ridge and Grawin.
👍Thanks to Mat Savage from CMCC for driving me around and inspecting the cactus infestations across the region.
🐛The bio-controls are a slow-working control method, but one that has shown noticeable results in the few years it's been active.
🌞The CMCC predict that the drier weather for the years ahead will enable the bio-controls to grow in mass and help control cactus infestations.
🌵Looking forward to working together to help get a grip on the cactus problem for the North West, through more cochineal release and scheduled spraying. ... See MoreSee Less