opportunities to get involved
Hyams Beach offers a variety of Groups to help nurture our environment.
Bushcare: meets 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month for approximately 3 hours
Bushcare is a Council supported program designed to promote and implement ecologically sustainable management of the natural bushland areas within the Shoalhaven by encouraging community ownership of the natural environment and supporting community members becoming actively involved in group activities. For further information, please refer to the Council website: www.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/Environment/Bushcare
The Hyams Beach bushcare group works in a small number of Council owned bushland areas within the village based on a three year Action Plan. This Plan is circulated to the community for comment prior to endorsement by Council. The action plan is available online: www.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/My-Council/Policies-plans-strategies/Bushcare-Action-Plans
Bushcare is a great way to get to find out more about plants native to this area – and to help preserve the village’s bushland. Nothing too strenuous! If you would like to join, please contact Gill Souter via the Contact Us page
The Environment Group was formed to gather ideas relating to protecting the environment as part of the preparation of the village’s Strategic Plan in 2017. With strong interest in continuing their work, and keen to put ideas into practice where possible, the Environment Group continues to meet on a regular basis.
If you are interested in joining, please contact Vicki Fortescue via Contact Us
Crossroads Bushfire Brigade
Local Bushfire Brigade: Crossroads
Fire Station is located adjacent to the Bay and Basin Fitness centre
Brigade meeting 1st Tuesday of every month
Training 1st and 3rd Sundays, 2nd Mondays
Local bushfire brigades play an important role in helping to reduce the impact of bushfires through thorough preparation of houses and gardens and are the first line of defence in the event the village is threatened by fire.
Volunteer and help make the brigade stronger while learning new skills. It doesn’t matter how old you are, as long as you are over 18, there are roles for everyone.
If you would like to join, or have any questions about the brigade or fire protection measures for your site, please contact the brigade via email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rural Fire Service website also provides a valuable range of resources for households in preparing to reduce fire risks : http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au
To alert you to any fires near Hyams Beach you can check on the following website: http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fires-near-me If you want to keep up-to-date at all times, there is an ap ‘Fires Near Me’ that is available for most smart phones.