Bellingen Shire Council, with the assistance of the Heritage Branch of the Department of
Level 2 Water Restrictions so Every Drop Counts
Due to recent increased rainfall in the catchment areas and improved river levels, Shire residents who receive a town water supply will transition from Level 4 – Severe Water Restrictions to Level 2 – High Water Restrictions, as from Tuesday 21 January 2020.
A summary of Level 2 Water Restrictions are:
- Sprinklers and soaker hoses are banned except for newly laid turf, in which case one (1) sprinkler is allowed to be used in the specified hours.
- Hours of hand watering will be 30 minutes every second day between the hours of 4.00pm and 9.00am on alternate days, odd and even numbered days matching house numbers.
- Micro-sprays and drippers/sub-surface can be used for a maximum of 15 minutes.
- No washing of houses or driveways. Topping up of pools in specified hours only.
- Vehicles must be washed with a trigger hose or pressure cleaner on a grassed area.
Council will continue to actively monitor the stability of recently improved river levels to ensure sustainable management of the town water supply and guide the ongoing management of Water Restriction Levels. Our community is encouraged to remain vigilant and maintain an ‘every drop counts’ approach towards all water consuming activities.
For more information on Water Restriction Levels and to discover ways you can save water visit our Create Page
Community Fire Updates
- Stay up to date on bush fires in your area by checking www.rfs.nsw.gov.au, the Fires Near Me mobile app, or by calling the Bush Fire Information Line on 1800 679 737.
- For information on road conditions or closures, please call the NSW RMS on 131 700 or check www.livetraffic.com. Remember roads may be closed without warning.
- State Forests throughout the area remain closed to the public.
- For information of closures of National Parks associated with this fire, please visit www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au
- If you need to report a new fire or require urgent assistance, dial Triple Zero (000).
Rural Fire Brigade Firefighters and State Emergency Services personnel continue to battle bush fires burning in and around our Shire. Council's role as a support agency to their efforts means we will continue to provide resources as required to ensure our community remains informed, alert and aware of the need to have a fire plan.
RFS has prepared a 'get ready for a bush fire'' pack outlining 4 simple steps to making your bush fire survival plan which are available at Council's Customer Service Centre or can be downloaded here
The Mid North Coast RFS puts out regular updates on their facebook page regarding current fire conditions.
To stay informed and updated regards current firefighting efforts and future containment activities, take advantage of the regular updates that will be provided at Council's Community Fire Updates Create page at: https://create.bellingen.nsw.gov.au/community-fire-updates and to ensure you and you’re family are prepared if threatened by a bushfire take five minutes to make or improve your plan by logging onto https://www.myfireplan.com.au/
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