Beating the fear of bushfire

By Riverine Herald

COMMUNITY Protection Plan maps for the Moama, Mathoura and Cummeragunja communities are being developed.

And your input is needed.

Community Protection Plans are a tool which can help communities better understand the bushfire risk in your community and how to prepare for it.

The bushfire survival maps depicts the threat to the community and highlights information necessary for people to survive, while the bushfire preparation maps identify agreed and proposed mitigation works to protect the community.

They cover:

■the level of bushfire threat to a community;

■options available before and during the impact of bushfire and access to the area, as well as ways people can leave in the event of a bushfire;

■the current and proposed works, such as community engagement and hazard reduction, to help deal with the bushfire risk; and

■identifying important or at-risk facilities such as schools, hospitals, nursing homes and child care centres.

The Mid Murray Bush Fire Management Committee is encouraging land owners, land managers and residents to provide input on these proposed maps as part of the development of the Community Protection Plan.

People can comment on the draft plan by June 8 by phoning 58815351, or email