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Mayor thanks volunteers for amazing fire-fighting efforts

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Cabonne Mayor Kevin Beatty has thanked the scores of volunteers who worked tirelessly to control last week’s bush fire on Mount Canobolas.
Cr Beatty described the efforts of all Rural Fire Service volunteers and support staff, from within the region and those who travelled from other areas, as “amazing.”
“The terrain and conditions made it an extremely difficult fire to fight, but the around-the-clock dedication of the volunteers from the RFS and other agencies ensured no lives or homes were lost,” he said.
Almost 1,700 hectares were burnt out during the blaze and fire...

Access to summit of Mount Canobolas closed until further notice

Monday 19 February 2018

Access to Mount Canobolas from the Mountain Teahouse to the summit will be closed until further notice following last week's bush fire on the mountain.

Old Canobolas Road, from the start of the National Parks and Wildlife Service boundary to Mount Canobolas Road, will also remain closed until further advice is received.

 

Access to Mount Canobolas closed until February 20

Friday 16 February 2018

Although most roads in the Mount Canobolas area have re-opened after this week’s bush fire, access to the summit of Mount Canobolas will remain closed until next Tuesday (Tuesday 20 February 2018).
Until then, Old Canobolas Road is open only to the boom gates on the way to the summit.
Pinnacle Road, Nancarrow Lane, Mt Lofty Road and Canobolas Road where it meets Lake Canobolas Road to the Mount Canobolas Road turn-off are open. Lake Canobolas is also open.
Mitchell’s Way remains closed and Mount Canobolas Road will be closed to all but RFS crews until Tuesday 20 February...

Total Fire Ban in place

Friday 16 February 2018

There is a Total Fire Ban for the Central Ranges today (Friday 16 February 2018), which includes Cabonne, Blayney and Cowra Shires and Orange City Council areas.

With the total fire ban residents are asked not to undertake activities which can cause fires today. This includes slashing grass, welding and grinding in the open.

Mount Canobolas bush fire road closures update

Thursday 15 February 2018

A number of roads have been reopened near Mount Canobolas, but at least three remain closed because of a bush fire in the area.

Old Canobolas Road and Mitchells Way are closed until further notice, with access to residents only, while Mount Canobolas Road is also closed to all traffic other than Rural Fire Service crews.

Nancarrow Lane has been reopened along with Mt Lofty Road, Pinnacle Lane and Canobolas Road where it meets Lake Canobolas Road to Mount Canobolas Road turn off.

Lake Canobolas is also open again.

Four weeks left to apply for Cabonne Council's Community Assistance Program grants

Thursday 15 February 2018

Community groups in Cabonne have four weeks to apply for Council grants to improve the “liveability” of their areas.
Applications are open for the second round of the Council's 2017-18 Community Assistance Program grants, which are designed to provide an ongoing or sustainable benefit to Cabonne communities.
In order to be eligible for the Community Assistance Program, applicants must be a not-for-profit organisation in the Cabonne Local Government Area and be undertaking a project on non-commercial facilities within the Shire.
Each project will be...

Total Fire Ban in place today

Thursday 15 February 2018

There is a Total Fire Ban for the Central Ranges today (Thursday 15 February 2018), which includes Cabonne, Blayney and Cowra Shires and Orange City Council areas.

With the total fire ban residents are asked not to undertake activities which can cause fires today. This includes slashing grass, welding and grinding in the open.

Mount Canobolas bush fire update

Thursday 15 February 2018

Fire conditions have continued to improve across the fire ground with further back burning undertaken overnight in the Mountain Tea House area.

The weather forecast is for winds becoming westerly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon today (Thursday 15 February 2018) then becoming light in the evening.

It is expected that the fire should be contained later this morning, with a strong containment line now established around the fire. The fire is currently 1671 hectares in size.

While the fire is moving to containment, the public have been asked to remain vigilant...

100 firefighters to work through night at Mount Canobolas

Tuesday 13 February 2018

More than 100 firefighters will work through the night to control a bush fire that has burnt out more than 1300 hectares in the Mount Canobolas area.

The fire has been very active in the southern part of the fireground today.

Firefighters will be working to strengthen and consolidate containment lines to the south, east and west. Crews will be assisted by heavy plant to construct containment lines. Aircraft will be undertaking aerial incendiary burning in the southern part of the fireground.

Residents should expect to see increased smoke and fire activity as...

Mount Canobolas bush fire road closures

Tuesday 13 February 2018

The following Cabonne Council roads are closed due to a bush fire burning on Mount Canobolas (local residents only):

Old Canobolas Rd
Mitchells Way (NPWS)
Nancarrow Lane
Mt Lofty Rd
Pinnacle Rd
Canobolas Rd (where is meets Lake Canobolas Road to Mount Canobolas Road)
Mount Canobolas Rd

Lake Canobolas

For the latest information on the fire please go to the NSW RFS website here (link is external)

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