The NSW Rural Fire Service recently completed hazard reduction works in bushland off Hue Hue Rd, Jilliby.
The work consisted of the prescribed burning of vegetation, minimising bushfire fuel and assisting in reducing the intensity and adverse impact of bushfires in extreme weather conditions.
Mr Ian Reynolds, Council Administrator, said the work was part of a concerted effort to improve access and safety in bushfire prone locations.
“A number of issues were raised by residents in regards to the Jilliby South Fire Trail,” Mr Reynolds said.
“As a result, our staff at the Council have engaged with residents and worked extremely hard to achieve a positive outcome for nearby properties.”
Mr Reynolds added that the hazard reduction works conducted by the Rural Fire service were managed around construction timelines and ideal weather conditions to ensure safe completion of the upgrade.
“The RFS do a wonderful job in safeguarding residents and our local bushland through prescribed burning, this work finalises what is a fantastic investment into the Jilliby South Fire Trail,” Mr Reynolds said.
Media release, May 23
Matthew Townsend, Central Coast Council Media