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RFS requires additional information

RFS requires additional information

I spoke to RFS getting an update on the review progress. RFS did finally sent update to the council. However the communication was not a review result but a request for an additional information. They suggested to follow up with the council on what happens next. I just sent email to the council (remember, council will not talk to you as an applicant over the phone, the only way they accept communication is via email!) I was advised by RFS…

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Call to RFS

Call to RFS

Called RFS again and got a different person on the phone. He did in fact find the review request and confirmed the timeline facts as provided by the Council in the email. Go figure…

Council responds about RFS Review

Council responds about RFS Review

Email from the Council: Council has provided a request and has received a response from the NSW RFS. Council has sought further clarification from the RFS and they are responding accordingly. Your property address and Lot and DP have been included in all Council’s and the RFS’s correspondence. Council has responded to the NSW RFS’s comments dated 29 August via email tonight (6 September) seeking further technical clarification. Upon receipt of such clarification Council will be in a position to…

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Asking the council about the missing RFS Review

Asking the council about the missing RFS Review

Email to the Council: I spoke to RFS Development Control team this morning and neither by street address nor by Lot/DP Number they could find the Review Request from the council for my property. RFS advise was to contact the council and verify that the review request has been emailed to pes@rfs.nsw.gov.au email address. RFS suggested that I contact them as soon as the review request has been submitted, to make sure it did come to their attention and system. Would you be able to…

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Call to RFS

Call to RFS

Called RFS again, trying to find if the review specialist is on leave or otherwise absent. Got forwarded to a department called “Development Control”. There they told me that who I was looking for does not work for RFS anymore! Well, anyway, apparently this is the department which does the reviews! However, when they tried to find the report by the property address or lot number they did not find it! Need to ask the Council what is happening…

Campbelltown City Council: Increase APZ boundary!

Campbelltown City Council: Increase APZ boundary!

Can you believe it? This is a fourth time the Campbelltown City Council changes its requirements to the size of APZ boundaries! At least the matter appears to have been settled inside the Council so that they can represent a unified view: Campbelltown City Council writes as follows: It is noted the following proposed APZs are considered a reasonable balance between environmental protection and bushfire safety as detailed on recent plans submitted to Council (with the exception of the eastern…

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