Nambucca Shire Council acknowledges the tireless efforts of our RFS, Council staff, government agencies and the many volunteers who have come together in response to this bush fire natural disaster.
"The RFS have now confirmed that nineteen (19) homes have been lost and this figure is expected to increase," the Mayor, Cr Rhonda Hoban OAM, said.
Local roads open
All local roads are currently open, but residents are urged to avoid unnecessary travel through areas that have been impacted by fires. Council staff are inspecting the roads twice a day to reduce the risk of burnt trees falling and blocking roads.
Free water to rural properties
The Mayor also announced that Council will assist with the supply of free water to rural properties.
"We will not charge for the cost of water over the next two weeks commencing on Saturday, November 16 for water carters and residents taking water from designated stand pipes," Cr Hoban said.
"Water carters can take water from the South Macksville water reservoir as usual whilst residents who wish to cart their own water can take it from Kelly Close beside the Council's Macksville Works Depot where a 40mm service has been established for filling containers.
"We are appreciative of the incredible support provided by the community, but people will need to remain vigilant about their surroundings, and any residents needing welfare support should contact the Red Cross and Centrelink."