23 February, 2017

State Heritage Register Listing

Heritage Act 1977

Notice of intention to consider listing on the State  Heritage Register

The Heritage Council of NSW is considering whether to recommend the place below for listing on the State Heritage Register in acknowledgment of its heritage significance.

Cliefden Caves Area - Limestone Group and Paleontological Site

Written submissions on this listing are invited from any interested person by 1 4 March 2017. 
Enquiries to
Christina Kanellaki Lowe on (02) 9873 8558 or christina.kanellaki@environment.nsw.gov.  au

Further details on the nominated place can be viewed at: www.environment.nsw.gov.au;heritageapp/ NominationsOfStateHeritageRegister.aspx
Direct submissions to: Heritage Council of NSW
Locked Bag 5020 Parramatta NSW 2124 or

Capertee NP now linked to Mugii Murum-ban SCA

Notice of Reservation of a National Park

 I, General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of the State of New South Wales, with the advice of the Executive Council, reserve the land described in the Schedule 1 below as part of Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area, under the provisions of section 30A (1) of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974.

Signed and sealed at Sydney this 14th day of September 2016.
DAVID HURLEY Governor By His Excellency’s Command.

County Roxburgh, Parish Morundurey, about 274.2 hectares being that part of Lot 67 DP 722329

To read more click here and scroll down to the third subject on page 2742.

22 February, 2017

Channel 7 star thanks NSW RFS

From the Mudgee Guardian
The Channel Seven journalist has taken to social media on Saturday to thank the NSW RFS volunteers for helping to contain a fire near her property at Capertee Valley.TV personality Edwina Bartholomew usually reports on news around the country on her Sunrise gig, but this week she nearly became the news.
to read the full story click here


Letter of Concern to Airly CCC Meeting

Gerard Martin
Chairman Airly CCC

20th February 2017

Dear Sir,

Members of CVA have requested us to ask the CCC whether the coal stockpiles are adequately protected against fire, either bush fire or spontaneous combustion after sever weather events. 

Also, is there a limit to the size of the stockpile?

Could you please reply to these concerns please?

Donna Upton

Capertee Valley Alliance CCC representative.

Capertee Valley Landcare- Water testing and Annual General Meeting.

WATER TESTING This Friday, 24 February, Capertee Valley Landcare, Vicki Powys and myself, will be at Glen Alice Community Hall from 2pm to 4pm with all our water testing equipment, for EC (salt) and pH. We are happy to test any water samples from the valley - dams, creeks, bores, tanks. Bring the samples in a bottle that you have washed out three times with the water to be tested.
Annual General Meeting at 4.30pm after the water testing followed by some nibbles and drinks.
Julie Gibson
Capertee Valley Landcare
97 The Gullies Road, Glen Davis
02 6379 7317

18 February, 2017


Part time residents of  Capertee Valley are entitled to vote as a ratepayer, they just need to register for this. 

It’s important that the part timers do. Email will follow When we know more about who is running and with political party.

From: Lithgow Ratepayers [mailto:lithgowratepayers@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, 17 February 2017 7:35 AMTo: Lithgow RatepayersSubject: City of Lithgow By-election confirmed on Election NSW website for Saturday 8 April 2017.

City of Lithgow By-election confirmed on the
Elections NSW website for Saturday 8 April 2017.

City of Lithgow By-election for 2 Councillors

It is compulsory for Australian citizens resident in the City of Lithgow local government area, 18 years of age or older to enrol and vote for the representatives for the City of Lithgow on Saturday, 8 April 2017.

12 February, 2017

Op Brief by RFS

From: Operational Brief
Sent: Saturday, 11 February 2017 12:16 PM
To: All Staff
Subject: Operational Brief - Dangerous fire conditions Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 February 2017

Please find attached and below an important Operational Brief regarding firefighter safety this weekend.

Please ensure this information is distributed to members as soon as possible.

Districts are asked to ensure this information is shared via briefings and regular radio broadcasts.

Operational Brief
Dangerous fire conditions

Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 February 2017

Dangerous fire conditions are forecast across a large area of NSW this weekend.

This Operational Brief contains important information that all members, particularly brigade officers, should familiarise themselves with and share with other members.

Extreme heatwave conditions are being experienced across a large part of the state. Strong winds and low humidity are leading to increased fire dangers.

All members must be aware that under these conditions fire will move quickly and the safety of life must be the overwhelming priority.

Brigades and Incident Controllers should be mindful of not being focussed solely on chasing fires in areas where it may be safer and more advantageous to fall back and protect life and/or warn the community.

On Saturday 11 February, large parts of the state, will experience very high and severe fire dangers.

On Sunday 12 February, the area of increased fire danger will broaden. There will be large areas of Severe and Extreme fire danger. Catastrophic conditions are expected in a broad area from the Central West, across the ranges to the Lower Hunter.

During these conditions, firefighter safety is critical. Please consider the following. This information should be provided via regular radio messages and during briefings.

All firefighters are reminded to be aware of the increased fire danger.
Follow your IMSAFER and LACES assessments.
When responding to fires, always consider access and emergency escape routes.
Do not travel down fire trails where your escape options may be limited in a fire.
Lookout for your fatigue and heat exhaustion in those crew members around you.
Additionally, all members must remain hydrated and have plenty of drinking water.
In areas affected by Catastrophic fire danger ratings:
Ensure you are aware of warnings and messages being delivered to local communities.
In areas where there is Catastrophic fire danger, buildings are not designed to withstand fires in these conditions.
People should avoid bush fire prone areas during Catastrophic fire danger.

Bush Fire Information Line 1800 679 737 | NSW RFS website www.rfs.nsw.gov.au

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