THE news of greater collaboration between the RFS and the Wallaga Lake Aboriginal community is great news.
It was only a few weeks ago when firefighters had to call for police back-up when fighting a bushfire at the village because the locals wanted the fire to keep burning despite it being a hot and windy day with property under threat.
As with most things in life, opening lines of communication and increasing involvement is key to accomplishing any goals or changing behaviour.
As summer approaches, we should all be getting worried about the upcoming bushfire season and putting our own bushfire survival measures in place – it is only a matter of time before we have a catastrophic fire in our district with the potential for loss of property and heaven forbid lives.
As we go to press, we were still waiting for news on whether the Eurobodalla Shire councillors have approved the Narooma HuntFest proposal.
We fully expect it to be approved because despite vocal opposition, the council can only look at the proposal on its merits and it would be the same if any other sporting or religious group applied to have a festival in a council building.
One issue raised yesterday was how not only HuntFest but any other of already existing events such as the Orchid Show will happen in the Sports and Leisure Centre now that it is being converted or renovated into the new home of the PCYC.
This is something we will have to delve a little deeper into…