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A Total Fire Ban has been declared for Thursday 21 January 2021, for the Lower South East 🔥 with a fire dander rating of Severe! ... See moreSee less

12 hours ago

🔥BLACKFORD-AVENUE RANGE FIRE RECOVERY🔥

BlazeAid Meeting - Wednesday 27/1/21 @ 6.30pm

There will be a meeting hosted by Naracoorte Lucindale Council, with BlazeAid, Lucindale Lions Club, and farmers and landowners affected by the fires, next Wednesday 27/1/21 at Lucindale Hall starting at 6.30pm to discuss what help can be provided for farmers and landowners with their recovery after the fires.

There will be a sausage sizzle and refreshments on the night.

BlazeAid will be setting up camp at Yakka Park, Lucindale, as from next week to help farmers with fencing requirements. Its volunteers will be assisting with the pulling down of old fences and erection of new fences.

Mary Howarth, the camp coordinator, will be there to answer questions about how BlazeAid can assist farmers.

Any farmers wanting to register for help with BlazeAid, please contact Mary Howarth on 0429 3675 38 or email blazeaid.mary@gmail.com

Alternatively, you can contact Norm Summerville, Lucindale Lions Club, on 0408 859 386; or Naracoorte Lucindale Council on 876011 00 or email council@nlc.sa.gov.au; or visit the Lucindale Council Office.

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20 hours ago

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COUNCIL ROLLS OUT AUSTRALIA’S FIRST BOAT-RAMP-ON-A-ROLL
Council has rolled out an innovative new ‘boat-ramp-on-a-roll’ to improve launching and general beach access in Kingston.

In a ground-breaking decision, the Council is the first in Australia to use the product for non-military deployment purposes.

You no longer need a 4WD to access our beautiful beaches!

Read the full media release here -
www.kingstondc.sa.gov.au/our-council/public-consultation/latest-news/council-rolls-out-australias...
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6 days ago

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Barry Burton

Tyson Aaron Baker u be set now mate

Steve Adams

Sounds and looks good But wait and see ???

Xtian Rala

Penny Williams Darren Walker

Did they replace the slab and fill in where it drops off?

Hayden Tink

Mardi Harrold

Shane Hancock

Jarred Anderson

Jacci Rabone

Craig Muster Rodney Wood

Great job finally for all the amateur fishermen with boats that come to Kingston Chris Caputo

Sharon Conduit

Brilliant!

I was there the other day at low tide, it did not make the water but I have heard that we are getting another 10 meters. A 10 metre slab of concrete at the top could do the same job.

Fantastic 👍🌹🦞

Harry Fawcett

Jack Walker Will Walker

Steve Furulyas

Brock

Matt Henderson Jo Joanne Smith Patrick (Dad) Trev Pape

Whats that meant to do still got to get your car wet bit late Christmas and new year holidays over

Daniel Harrold

🔥BLACKFORD-AVENUE RANGE FIRE🔥

MESSAGE FROM THE MAYORS TO THE COMMUNITY💕

Dear Community Members,

The Blackford-Avenue Range bushfire has been a very frightening and traumatic experience, particularly for those living in the vicinity of the fire area, and our thoughts are with you all.

We sincerely thank all the people who were involved with fighting the fire, including CFS personnel and volunteers, emergency management personnel, farmers, and community volunteers.

We have received many telephone calls and messages of concerned thoughts, support and offers of assistance.

His Excellency, the Governor of SA, Hieu Van Le, wishes to pass on his gratitude to all involved, his concerns for all who have been impacted by the fire and his care and best wishes in the forthcoming recovery. Calls from the Premier, Stephen Marshall, the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, David Basham, and Senator Penny Wong also included offers of assistance.

Many South Australian Mayors have also phoned or sent messages offering understanding and offers of support and assistance including Mayors Michael Pengilly (Kangaroo Island), Bill O’Brien (Light Regional Council – Pinery fire), Dave Burgess ( Mid Murray), Peter Hunt (Berri Barmera), Des Noll (Wattle Range), Richard Sage (Grant), Alison Noonan (Robe), Lynette Martin (Mount Gambier), Anita Frank (Glenelg Shire), Sam Telfer (Tumby Bay), and Naracoorte Lucindale Council and Kingston District Council continue to work together. It is so heartening to receive the many offers of assistance and donations which will support with recovery.

As we now move from the immediate fire incident to a recovery phase, we will be facilitating a community meeting in recognition that the Blackford-Avenue Range fire is a disaster for our community.

It has caused widespread destruction across many properties, impacted livelihoods and will no doubt leave an emotional toll that may take some time to be realised. This will provide those directly impacted by the fire, and other interested residents, an opportunity to hear from the people on the ground during the fire fight as well as support that is available now.

The immediate response to the fire and addressing the impacts on our community is a priority for our Councils. For us, this includes supporting lead agencies, logistics around community support and information provision, connecting those who want to provide help to those who need it and where possible, providing real assistance to those in need.

Our initial efforts have focussed on assisting the CFS, making our road network safe and accessible, and working with PIRSA on stock losses and disposal.

We acknowledge that the Lions Club of Lucindale has already shown great leadership and community spirit in coordinating donations and stock feed, and we aim to work closely with Lions and other parts of the community to deliver the services and outcomes required.

Our community is resilient, we know that. However, we can help you better if we know what you need, so don’t be afraid to put your hand up. We are here to support our community in a difficult time, and will respond to any of your concerns, as we all transition to the recovery stage of this fire event, with all the energy and resources we can reasonably muster.

Mayor Erika Vickery OAM, Naracoorte Lucindale Council
Mayor Kay Rasheed, Kingston District Council
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6 days ago

Greetings to our business community, we hope you, along with the rest of our impacted community are recovering after a long-winded power outage this week.
We are hosting our inaugural business breakfast per below, and you should have all received an email invitation from me by now.
If you haven’t, it means that we don’t have your details registered on our business database.
Please contact me direct on 0408 809 712 if this is the case.
Kind regards
Nat Traeger, CEO
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7 days ago

COUNCIL TURNS ASHES INTO ART 🔥🎨
Just twelve months since a devastating bushfire tore through the tight-knit community of Keilira, Council has officially launched ‘Wind Dance’, the first augmented reality public mural in South Australia 👏🏼

The mural was officially opened by Australian Country Music Singer Adam Brand and Mayor Kay Rasheed at a free community concert at the Crown Inn Hotel on Friday 8 January 2021.

Read the full media release here - www.kingstondc.sa.gov.au/our-council/public-consultation/latest-news/council-turns-ashes-into-art
Find out more about the project here - www.kingstondc.sa.gov.au/our-services/arts-and-culture/moving-pictures-augmented-reality-mural

#publicartstartshere #publicartKingstonDC #winddance
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1 week ago

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We need more like this!

Outstanding

👏🏻 Great job Kingston District Council! Who is the artist?

CFS COMMUNITY UPDATE ON BLACKFORD FIRE🔥
The SA Country Fire Service has today provided a new community update on the Blackford fire (see images below).
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1 week ago

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1 week ago

//💡💡 It’s light-up time! 💡💡//

Cape Jaffa Lighthouse
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1 week ago

🔥COUNCILS RALLY TO SUPPORT FIRE RECOVERY EFFORTS🔥

Naracoorte Lucindale Council and Kingston District Council leaders have met this morning to coordinate their recovery efforts for the Blackford-Avenue Range fire.

Naracoorte Lucindale Council Mayor Erika Vickery OAM and Chief Executive Officer Trevor Smart met with Kingston District Council Mayor Kay Rasheed and Chief Executive Officer Nat Traeger to leverage Kingston’s experiences from last year’s Keilira bushfire and coordinate a locally-led recovery to yesterday’s devastating fire.

The Councils are working together to understand the damage from the fire, which burnt across an area of approximately 17,000ha, with significant losses of stock, fencing and infrastructure.

In a joint statement, Mayor Vickery and Mayor Rasheed said: “As our communities start to count the cost, our thoughts go out to those affected by the devastating Blackford-Avenue Range fire.”

Mayor Rasheed said: “We know first-hand the challenges that lie ahead through the long and arduous recovery efforts that continue with our Keilira community, and are committed to a joint recovery process.”

“We will be in contact with impacted property owners through the recovery process, lending support and resources where possible,” the Mayors said.

“A heartfelt thankyou to the CFS, the many volunteers and farmers who are on the frontline fighting the fires and to those who are rallying around the families and communities affected.”

The CFS will hold a community information meeting in the wake of the fires in the Lucindale Memorial Hall at 6pm tonight (12 January).
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1 week ago

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Were any properties lost in the town if Lucindale