18 December 2020
NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) would like to wish all Local Aboriginal Land Council members, Boards and staff, a happy and safe holiday break with your families and loved ones.
2020 has been a very challenging year as we navigated the COVID-19 pandemic and kept our Elders and communities safe, while continuing our ongoing work in addressing health, social, education, employment, and housing issues in our communities.
As we end a difficult year, thunderstorms and floods are now being experienced across northern NSW, with severe weather and heavy rainfall also forecast for the central, east coast and south coast districts.
The NSW State Emergency Service (SES) has several practical suggestions to prepare yourself for a flood in your area, at the SES website here.
The bushfire threat is also ever-present, with significant fire activity across the state in the past few weeks, as temperatures rise.
The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) continues to offer statewide information on its website https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au. The RFS has also asked that people with mobile phones download the app “Fires Near Me” so you can monitor your local conditions and take appropriate action.
NSWALC Zone Offices and Head Office in Parramatta will close down for three weeks across the Christmas and New Year period.
NSWALC offices will be closed from 5pm Friday December 18 and reopen at 9am on Monday January 11, 2021.
If you have an urgent Land Rights matter that requires immediate attention, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the details and your phone number, and a staff member will contact you.
You can also contact your Zone Office.
For urgent matters of health and safety, please call your local emergency services or Triple-O.