Sir Ivan Bushfire assistance continues

PROPERTY owners impacted by the Sir Ivan Bushfire are urged to contact their local council to register to have old, metal fencing materials removed.

Two metal recycling companies have offered to load and remove burnt fencing wire, metal posts and other ferrous metals from farms that have been affected by the Sir Ivan Bushfire, at no charge to farmers. 

They plan to do this in late May, in a “milk run”, with another run planned later in the year if required. 

The material would need to be stockpiled in a linear heap, rather than in a big pile, preferably one stockpile per property.  

The stockpile would need to be on farm, off roads and with access suitable for a float to be unloaded and B-doubles or semi-trailers to pick up the material.

If interested in this offer, complete the form available on Upper Hunter Shire Council’s website and return it to, fax (02) 6545 2671 or over the counter at any of Upper Hunter Shire Council, Warrumbungle Shire Council or Mid Western Shire Council offices.

The recyclers will then contact the affected farmers to arrange pick up.