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NSW Rural Fire Service Area Mitigation Crews have been undertaking bush fire mitigation works in Stockinbingal village this lately. These works are to assist the community become better prepared for the onset of the bush fire danger period.

There has been a total of three mitigation crews from Bathurst, Oberon, and Cowra working to reduce grass hazards within the village.

Works were undertaken in Stockinbingal include Temora Street between Duduaman Road and Burley Griffin Way as a strategic fire advantage zone. Duduaman Road between Troy Street and Temora Street. Troy St between Duduaman Rd and The Burley Griffin Way. In the laneway behind Troy St between Geralda Street and Duduaman Road. Geralda Street between Temora Street and – Troy Street. West Street between The Burley Griffin Way and Wood Street. The Crown Reserve west of Grogan Road and through to Cambria Street and the Travelling Stock Reserve (TSR) in Troy Street.

Some of the works undertaken have been to assist Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council and other work will form part of an annual works program for the Stockinbingal village. 

Machinery used by the crews have been a 100hp tractor and slasher, 2 x Billy Goat Self Propelled movers, 1 x 40hp zero turn mower, and brush cutters.   

 Picture and caption: Three NSW Rural Fire Service Area Mitigation Crews from Bathurst, Oberon, and Cowra have been working to reduce fire hazards within Stockinbingal.