Blueberry threat to our local wetlands An interesting report has been compiled by John Edwards (for the Clarence Environment Centre) about the Blueberry farming threat to our local wetlands. You can download the report via the below link of go to the CEC website. Halfway Creek to Glenugie Upgrade Roads and Maritime [...]
The 2019 Summer market was quieter than usual with a few regular stall holders missing, the hall had an extended bric a brac stall which was well supported. Thanks to those who helped clear out some of our stored treasures. There was plenty of bargains to be had and most enjoyed a cuppa and [...]
About Wednesday a series of fires started north of Glenreagh and west of Flaggy Creek Nature Reserve. By Friday the fire was over 400 ha and National Parks asked for RFS assistance. Five brigades including Halfway Creek 7 responded and began an asset protection burn to prevent the fire moving any further east. Weather conditions [...]
Sunday afternoon Halfway Creek 7 was called to assist Lanitza/Kungala 1 & 7 with a small fire on the Orara Way just north of Curlew Drive. Although the fire was relatively small adverse weather conditions made it potentially dangerous. On arrival we assisted Braunstone 1 to complete the back burn which Lanitza/Kungala crews had well [...]
Halfway Creek was asked to assist Lanitza/Kungala with a couple of HRs (hazard reduction) burns in Omega Drive. The burns included several small and one large pile burn, in general it is preferred that any piles should be much smaller than the one shown above. The residence shown could have been a problem but as [...]
On Friday morning Halfway Creek 7 with a crew of three went to assist crews from Pillar Valley and several other Clarence brigades with a large hazard reduction burn. It took longer than expected due to several spot overs causing more fire than was intended.
Click on the below link to download Halfway Creek Spring newsletter. Please be aware that any phone numbers are relevant to the Halfway Creek area, which is generally east of the railway line excluding Omega Drive and Kungala Road west from Omega Drive. Any fire permit requests for the Lanitza Kungala area should [...]
Halfway Creek 7 was again called out around 8 pm to check on flames seen by a Florda Red Drive resident and although it was deemed as safe it is expected that these call outs will continue until we get the promised rain. Whilst out we checked and extinguished a large tree which had fallen [...]
Cat 7 was patrolling along the Florda Drives and answered a call to yet another outbreak and a burning tree across the road. They also visited Grafton Police Station where the captain made a statement on what he understood had happened.
On both Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th the Cat 7 was in the field long days patrolling, blacking out and assisting the dozer with fire trails.