Assistance available for fire-affected landholders at Craigs Rd, Curraweela Fire

17 Mar 2023

NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) in partnership with Local Land Services (LLS), is supporting fire-affected farmers and land managers.

Incident Controller Nichole Priest said the DPI and LLS staff were responding as the Agricultural and Animal Services Functional Area (AASFA).

“AASFA crews are in the field assisting farmers and communities with animal welfare and agriculture related issues arising from the current bushfire at Craigs Rd, Curraweela.”

“AASFA can provide assistance with animal assessment and veterinary treatment, emergency fodder, livestock euthanasia and burial if required,” Ms Priest said.

“Farmers and land managers can request assistance via the emergency hotline on 1800 814 647.”

Ms Priest encouraged farmers and land managers to stay up to date on bushfires in their area by checking the Hazards Near Me NSW app, the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) website, listening to local radio, or by calling the RFS Bush Fire Information Line on 1800 679 737.

“With conditions continuing to change it is important for everyone to be putting their own safety, and the safety of their families and communities first,” she said.

“People should heed the advice of the RFS before they attempt to make any assessments of fire damage to property or livestock.”

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