Bushfire Clean Up Underway at Batlow Reedy Creek Park

Published on 09 December 2021

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Batlow’s Reedy Creek Park is being cleared of bushfire damaged trees and vegetation thanks to funding from the NSW Government Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund Stream One.

The local park was significantly damaged by the Black Summer Bushfires with approx. 80% of the vegetation impacted.

Snowy Valleys Council undertook make-safe works directly following the fires, but time was required to access appropriate Government funding to undertake more substantial clean-up works.

This week Council has had licensed arborists and ecologists assessing the trees and vegetation to ascertain what needs to be removed and what is still healthy.  Heavy pruning works are also being undertaken to remove dead canopies from otherwise healthy trees.

The park’s walking bridge was also destroyed in the fires and Council is currently liaising with the Batlow community and Sculpture by the Sea on its replacement.

Clean up works will continue into next week and people are advised to steer clear of the area for safety reasons as there is much heavy machinery and truck movement.

Council is currently seeking further Government funding to undertake revegetation of the park.

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  1. Ian McCorkindale
    Fill the whole area with deciduous trees thus gaining a fire buffer as well as beautifying the entrance to town.