New Rural Fire Service 10/50 laws may also apply to the proposed aged care home

New Rural Fire Service 10/50 laws may also apply to the proposed aged care home

Today the Sun Herald has reported on the new Rural Fire Service 10/50 laws which allow landholders within 350 metres of bushfire prone land to remove trees (10 metres) and remove shrubs (50 metres) without approval.

Earlier today (Sunday 24 August) both Julie Goodsir and Councillor Roy Bendall were interviewed by Channel 7 for the 6pm News.

Because the law does not discriminate, a large area of Mosman is affected. It is an alarming development.

However, the new law may also apply to the proposed aged care home, and would possibly allow the Trust to remove a large area of endangered rainforest vegetation within the National Park. This vegetation is the Critically Endangered Littoral Rainforest, under the federal EPBC Act and also endangered under state legislation.

We have mapped the edge of the 50 metre (from the building edge of the proposed new aged care home) zone on Google Earth.

According to the report in the Herald, “critically endangered remnant rainforest” has already been removed on the North Coast due to this new law.

We are sure there will be follow-up on radio tomorrow morning. Please try to ring in (see numbers below) at any time to discuss this major development.


702 ABC – ph 1300 222 702

  • 5:30 to 7:45 Breakfast with Robbie Buck
  • 8:30 to 11:00 Morning Show with Linda Mottram (Linda knows the issues and has taken it up before)

2GB – ph 131 873

  • 5:30 to 9:00 Breakfast with Alan Jones (mentioned Middle Head development 2 weeks ago but not aged care)
  • 9:00 to 12:00 Morning Show With Ray Hadley

2UE – ph 131 332

  • 5:00 to 9:00 Breakfast with John Stanley and Garry Linnel
  • 9:00 to 11:30 Mornings with Stuart Bocking


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