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Fire Safety as Official Danger Period Ends

  FOLLOWING a season free of major outbreaks across the local area, the NSW Rural Fire Service advises an end to the statutory Bush Fire Danger Period within the Chifley-Lithgow Team area. From April 1st fire permits will no longer be required for the Bathurst, Oberon and Lithgow Local Government Areas for standard pile burns and agricultural burns. NSW RFS…

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Cox’s Road remnants have achieved State Heritage Status

DESCENDANTS of pioneer road builder William Cox are celebrating the addition of his road over the Blue Mountains to the State Heritage Register. The listing notes that ‘the surviving remnants of Cox’s Road, built 1814 to 1815, have state significance as the earliest road across the Blue Mountains and the first structure built by Europeans west…

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