Orroral Valley Fire – Update

The ESA has declared the Orroral Valley fire to be at Emergency level and recommended at 4pm that residents of Tharwa leave immediately. People in BANKS, CONDER, GORDON, CALWELL and surrounding areas are not under threat but are advised to monitor the situation and stay up to date. People who have horses at or near Freshford and Lions Youth Haven should pay attention to developments…

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EPIC Equestrian Relocation Centre – Update

EPIC is offering free stabling to those who wish to relocate their horses due to the current weather conditions. Once you enter EPIC, please make your way directly to the EPIC stables, where you will be required to register your details there. An EPIC staff member will be available to assist with registration. Please bring: *water and feed buckets, *enough feed for 24 hours plus,…

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How’s Your Horse’s Fire Plan Going?

You will have learned by now that individual fires have one of three Alert levels: blue – advice yellow – watch and act red – emergency warning We have been fortunate to date that our nearest fires have been at the first two levels. If a fire should penetrate or start inside the ACT borders, depending on weather conditions, under the right weather conditions it…

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EPIC Equestrian Relocation Centre

Please note that there is currently no threat to property and no evacuations have been ordered for residents, horses or other animals in the ACT. However, EPIC will be open to receive horses requiring relocation from 8am Thursday 9 January 2020. EPIC is offering free stabling to those who wish to relocate their horses due to the forecast severe fire danger rating for Friday 10…

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Emergency Services Update – 4 January

The ESA has advised that based on current fires and forecasted conditions, there is currently no need to evacuate in the ACT. If required, evacuation orders will be put on the ESA website so please ensure that you monitor https://esa.act.gov.au as well as Fires Near Me. That does not mean that you should not consider your personal circumstances and that of your horse and relocate…

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Relocation Points in Hall

There are now 2 relocation points in Hall in lieu of EPIC until 10 January Hall Showground is open to receive horse. It has yards and plenty of space. It also has toilets. The Hall Polocrosse grounds at Sunny Corner are also open for horses. It has 40+yards and toilets and shower. You will be required to register. The usual rules apply. Bring everything you…

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Bushfire Relocation Options

This coming Saturday is predicted to be a challenge. The ACT is luckily starting with a fire free slate but that could change at any time. Horse owners should be vigilant. Look to your horse’s bushfire plan. If they are staying put make sure they start the day wearing nothing flammable. There is lots of information on the ACTEA website at http://www.actea.asn.au/will-your-horse-stay-or-go Keep up to…

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December January Bushfire Arrangements – Update

Tuesday 31 December. There is a small fire at Watch & Act at Tralee south of the Hume horse paddocks. Queanbeyan Showground has confirmed it has plenty of room for relocating horses if that becomes necessary. oOo During the course of Saturday’s Catastrophic Fire Rating a number of  showgrounds in NSW came on line as relocation options for large animals. As a resource in the…

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Canberra Nature Park Draft Reserve Management Plan

The Listening Report from the consultations on the Draft Reserve Management Plan is now available to read at  https://s3.ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/hdp.au.prod.app.act-yoursay.files/2715/9045/3619/Listening_Report_-_CNP_Draft_Plan.pdf   The Canberra Nature Park Draft Reserve Management Plan is available to read on the Your Say website @ https://www.yoursay.act.gov.au/act-parks/canberra-nature-park. It is a further development of the original consultation document prepared in 2016 and on which ACTEA commented in some detail. It had been indicated to…

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