Flags mark one year Start of Bushfire anniversary

Eurobodalla Shire Council’s flags will fly at half-mast on Thursday 26 November to mark the anniversary of the start of the Currowan bushfire.

Extreme weather conditions saw the Black Summer fires devastate 79 per cent of the shire’s landscape, with the loss of three lives and more than 500 homes destroyed.

Case managers at Eurobodalla’s Bushfire Recovery Service are supporting hundreds of local people recognised as doing it very tough and a priority. A plaque will be unveiled on 9th December in a small ceremony on the Council Chambers forecourt to commemorate the first anniversary marking a time of reflection and gratitude to firefighters and emergency workers and to honour the courage of residents who worked together to provide safety and comfort.

Council’s flags will fly at half-mast again on 4 March 2021, signalling fires declared out in Eurobodalla.

For support, contact Eurobodalla’s Bushfire Recovery Service, open 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday. Phone 4474 7434, or drop by the shopfront, beside the pharmacy on the highway in Moruya.

Council’s website provides recovery information at www.esc.nsw.gov.au/recovery