Fire updates


Residents asked to continue conserving water with deteriorating bushfire conditions forecast

15 November 2019

Council is urging people to be conservative with their water use through the weekend. This is to ensure there is enough water in the system should fire impact any infrastructure that Council staff cannot immediately attend to.

While the bushfire is in the catchment area of Rocky Creek Dam, there is no impact on water quality and no impact on Council’s ability to supply the community with safe drinking water.

Read the full media release here.


Residents are asked to conserve water during the current severe fire and weather conditions

11 November 2019

Rous County Council is asking the community to be especially mindful of their water use considering bushfires in the region and worsening weather conditions forecast for Tuesday 12 November 2019.

To support firefighting and essential services, Council urges people at home to conserve water as much as possible for the next 48 hours.

Rous County Council General Manager Phillip Rudd said: "Considering the current bushfire situation at Mount Nardi National Park and the worsening weather conditions that are forecast tomorrow, we’re asking the community to please use water conservatively for the next 48 hours. Reducing water demand in the system will help support firefighting and other essential services."

Council continues to monitor the situation and will keep the community updated with any new information with regards to water supply.


Rocky Creek Dam closed

8 November 2019

The Rocky Creek Dam Recreational Park is closed until further notice due to an out of control bushfire that has started in the Nightcap National Park. Visitors to the area should check NSW RFS websites for status of fires in the area. Updates will be posted to the Rous County Council website to advise when the park is reopened.