Tuesday, 12 November 2019 has been classified by the NSW Rural Fire Service as a Catastrophic Fire Danger Day for Greater Sydney – Greater Hunter.
Hawkesbury Showground is now open to manage the evacuation and holding of large animals on a temporary basis. The showground is located at 40 Racecourse Rd, Clarendon.
If you intend to use this facility, you will need to come prepared to remain with your animals and with sufficient water and feed. Some stable space is available and in those instances people should make provision for bedding if possible. Animals owners are also asked to bring appropriate identification for their animals. Bathroom facilities are available on site. Entrance is via Gate 4 only, off Racecourse Road at Clarendon.
Subject to demand, it may be necessary to send some animals to other locations. Greater Sydney Local Land Services is working with NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and local control authorities regarding other facilities.
Visit the NSW DPI Animals in emergencies website for advice and information on preparing your animals https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/climate-and-emergencies/emergency/community/before-an-emergency
You can also contact the NSW DPI Agriculture and Animal services hotline on 1800 814 647.
Council encourages everyone to continue to prepare and keep up to date with advice from the NSW Rural Fire Service.
- Emergency Information www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/emergency-information
- Check the Fires Near Me page for current incidents www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fires-near-me
- NSW RFS www.facebook.com/nswrfs