Lismore City Council, Media Release, 3 October 2023
Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg has welcomed the return of volunteer organisation, BlazeAid, to assist local farmers with clearing and rebuilding fences.
“This is wonderful news. Council had previously tried to help the group by providing somewhere they could base themselves, but unfortunately that didn’t work out,” he said.
“I am happy to hear that have now found a home at the Lismore Greyhound track where their volunteers can stay for the duration of their time with BlazeAid.
“I encourage any local who wants to volunteer to work with the group to give Gary Lawrence a call on 0427 390 851 or drop into their base camp at the Greyhound track.”
BlazeAid was established in 2009 by Kevin and Rhonda Butler after the Black Saturday bushfires. Following the 2019 North Coast bushfires, BlazeAid set up operations near Casino to help local farmers get their paddocks re-fenced.
Unfortunately, they couldn’t complete all the works, but have now returned at a new base camp.