Next Thursday 6th February is the the Community Association's first meeting for the 2014. It will be held 7pm at Broulee Public School.
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Rural Fire Service Community Meeting
Tomorrow, Saturday 1st Feb, the Rural Fire Service is holding the 2nd community meeting regarding the Community Protection Plan. This meeting is open to all residents of the area (Broulee, Mossy Point & the Estuary Estate) and will be held outside the Muffin Shop @ 4pm. If you missed the Broulee meeting earlier in the month, all residents of the area are welcome to pop in for 5-10minutes to meet with Rural Fire service and Council representatives between 4-6pm . Drop in and meet the team, check out the Bush Fire Survival Map and Bush Fire Preparation Maps to get an appreciation of the level of threat you are facing from bush fire along with what mitigation works are being undertaken in the area and what you can do to better protection your family and property.
Further information and documents can be accessed here
Some of you may have been wondering about source of the Pumice which has washed up on the beaches in the shire. A NASA investigation identified an eruption from an undersea volcano north of New Zealand in July 2012 which caused a huge raft of pumice which has slowly made its way to our beaches. A recent Canberra Times article even speculated that a larger number of mutton bird deaths this year could be attributed to birds ingesting the smaller stones.
Regional Mobile Coverage
I know there has been some positive local press about upgrades to Telstra mobile services in the area, however the Federal Government Mobile Coverage Programme is seeking submissions to identify poor or non-existent mobile coverage in regional areas. Submissions can be made online before the end of February
Broulee - "A Perfect Hell on Earth"
For those of you interested in local history, you might find the recent Moruya and District Historical Society Blog post an entertaining read. Thankfully the general lawlessness, drinking water and Post Office issues of the 1840's have improved.
Some of you may have heard the sirens and smelt the fire yesterday afternoon. It was sad to see one of the iconic vehicles of Broulee destroyed yesterday, the Kombi of the Broulee Surf School. Thankfully no one was injured in the blaze. We wish Shane, Belinda and the team all the best in getting back up and running after this setback.