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					        Bowen Residents Action Group
                 (B.R.A.G)
                                       Newsletter
Issue 2, No3           November / December 2009

IN THIS ISSUE                                                           Just a Note
1       Important Contact Numbers                         Welcome to the Third newsletter for 2009
1       Just a Note                                       from the Bowen Residents Action Group.
                                                          These newsletters will be produced every
1       Bowen Residents Action Group Meeting’s
                                                          few months so you will be informed
1       Update of activities in the area
2       BBQ Facts
                                                               Bowen Residents Action
2       Total Fire Bans in NSW
                                                                      Group
2
                                                                   Meeting Information.
        Internet address that are useful


                                                                            Location
                                                                   Spring Street Carriage Cottage
                                                                     Time And Date
                                                           Contact the Community Technology
Important Contact Numbers                                     Centre for more information
       Orange police (02) 63 63 63 99                      All members of the community are invited to
                                                                   attend any of the meetings.
       Police Assistance Line 131444
       Crimestoppers 1800 333 000
       Emergency 000                                               Bowen Residents
    Housing NSW                                                            UPDATE
    Housing Contact Centre                                    The road bridge between Spring Street
    1300468746 – Maintenance                                  and Jilba has been work on and
                                                              completion is near.
    (24hours/7days)
    Hearing Impaired (TTY)- 1800628310
    If an Interpreter is required (TIS) 131450
                                                                      Watch for further news.



                                           Newsletter 3 for 2009
                 BBQ Facts                                             Total Fire Bans in NSW
   The following is a guide
                                                                                   What is a 'Total Fire Ban'?
                                                                    During a Total Fire Ban, no fire may be lit in the open.
                                                                    Fire permits are suspended during a Total Fire Ban. The
                                                                    ban also applies to incinerators and barbecues which burn
       Information taken in part from the NSW
                                                                    solid fuel, such as wood and charcoal.
        Fire Brigades website
                                                                   You may use an electric barbecue, but only if:
       Be aware of, and ensure that you comply
        with, any fire restrictions that may be in                          it is under the direct control of an adult,
        place such as total fire bans                                       the ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared
                                                                            of all materials which could burn.
       Always site a barbeque on a firm, level
                                                                    You may use a gas barbecue, but only if:
        base sheltered from wind gusts and well
        away from anything flammable like
                                                                            it is under the direct control of an adult,
        garden sheds, vegetation, fences etc                                the ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared
                                                                            of all materials which could burn,
       Have a garden hose or similar continuous                            you have an immediate and continuous supply of
        supply of water available at all times                               water available,
                                                                           it is on a residential property within 20m of the
       Ensure that the lit barbeque is in the care                          house or dwelling, or the site has been approved
                                                                             for the purpose of a barbeque by:
        of a responsible adult at all times                                        o the local council or
       Never put any flammable liquid on a                                        o National Parks and Wildlife Service if
        barbeque                                                                        in a reserve
       Keep children away from any barbeque                                       o State Forests of NSW if in a state
        and remember to remove and secure any                                           forest.
        lighters and matches
       Only use a barbeque in a well ventilated                    How to Find out where and When a
        area as fumes and gases emitted may be                         Total Fire Ban is Declared?
        harmful                                                      http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/
       If a gas leak does occur shut off the
        cylinder immediately and allow any gas                      Fines and Penalties
        to dissipate
                                                                    Lighting a fire on a day of Total Fire Ban attracts a
                                                                    fine of up to $5,500 and/or 12 months gaol.
                                                                    Penalties for a fire that escapes and damages or
                                                                    destroys life, property or the environment can attract
Internet Address’s these are important                              much greater fines and gaol terms with maximums
                                                                    at $100,000 and/or 14 years. Civil law suits can also
Bowen Community Technology Centre                                   be brought against the person responsible for a fire
www.bowenctc.org.au/home.html                                       by those seeking compensation for losses sustained.
Bureau of meterology
http://www.bom.gov.au/
                                                                            Community Technology
Emergency services in orange area
http://www.ourpatch.com.au/orange/info/emergency-                               Centre(CTC)
services#
                                                                                          Location
NSW Fire Brigades                                                           Spring Street Carriage Cottage
http://www.fire.nsw.gov.au/
                                                                                           Contact
                                                                     63 62 85 84               bowenctc@gmail.com
                                                    Newsletter 3 for 2009
Newsletter 3 for 2009

				
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