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Fire management ‘big day out’

April 20 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join us as we explore fire management from three perspectives – statewide, locally in Ku-ring-gai and with an Aboriginal cultural heritage filter. We’ll also look at how residents can identify risks and prepare their own homes for bushfire.

What to expect

9.00am         Welcome, Acknowledgement of Country

9.15am         Fire management strategy, policy and planning in NSW: Bob Conroy, former Fire Manager, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service Fire Management.

9:45am         Fire management in Ku-ring-gai and local cultural heritage: Mark Schuster, Strategic Bushfire Officer, Ku-ring-gai Council. Supported by Phil Hunt, Senior Archaeologist, Aboriginal Heritage Office.

10.30am       Morning Tea

11:00am       Guided walk through the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Gardens to St Ives Showground looking at the above topics.

Check out our local fire equipment on display and ask any questions to our fire crew.

What you will learn

  • Help protect your home: Enter your address in the Climate Wise Communities Ready Check tool and identify bushfire risks to your home and make it more resilient.
  • Fire management: Get a better idea of how fires are dealt with statewide and regionally in NSW
  • Ku-ring-gai’s approach: Local application of fire management in Ku-ring-gai, including the various local assets and values being protected and the issues that arise.
  • Local cultural knowledge: Explore the complexities of cultural burning, heritage and community engagement aspects of fire management.

Join a bushwalk

We will host a guided walk in the gardens to St Ives Showground following the talks, covering fire history, behaviour, ecology and threatened species management. Moderate pace, some uneven surfaces, for approx. 1.5 hours. Please wear enclosed shoes and sun protection. Please do not attend if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms. The event will proceed in light rain.

What to bring

BYO keep cup as morning tea will be provided.


April 20
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
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