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‘Tis the season, for fire

By Caitlin Bewley Are you fire ready? Another fire season has approached, and the Country Fire Authority (CFA) is urging people to have their fire plans...

Fire Danger Period ending

Autumn is a time for planned burns in the parks and forests however, it is soon to be legal to plan your private property...

Blackwood black-out

By Meg Kennedy Residents in the Blackwood area are concerned for their safety, following frequent blackouts during days of extreme fire danger. Thousands of homes across...

Letter to the Editor: ‘This is a disaster waiting to happen’

Dear Editor, I write in frustration at the lack of basic emergency protection being afforded communities including Blackwood, Barry’s Reef and Golden Point to name...

Moorabool – still in fire danger

Residents of Moorabool are warned that the fire danger period (FDP) has now been extended. District 15 Operations Manager Brett Boatman said fire restrictions have...

Don’t strike a match

By Meg Kennedy When the clock struck midnight on Monday, 12 November, the Moorabool Shire officially entered the 2018/19 Fire Danger Period (FDP). Although this...