Tuesday, 30 October 2012
BMCC should be fully responsible for any new development placed in a high risk fire areas. They should ensure the safety of existing residents and any future residents in those areas. They should not increase the risk as they will be doing on the Hat Hill site. They should be providing safe refuge areas, clear evacuation routes and upgrading water supplies to ensure water pressure is not compromised during any fire operation. BMCC should be held fully accountable should these areas come under treat and result in property damage of loss of life.
Sunday, 28 October 2012
The RFS and the BMCC are very aware of how vulnerable the Blue mountains is to bush fire. That is why they we are seeing an increase in hazard reductions in the area however this alone will not be enough. So why do BMCC want to pack more people into the areas that are already most at risk? The water supply barely coped during the last fires in 2006 which were not even close to a worst case situation. If that isn’t bad enough it’s they are putting it at the end of a road that will turn into a bottle neck when it all hit the fan! What are BMCC they thinking or are they only seeing $$$ ?