Assistance for fire-damaged fences

Assistance for fences bordering national parks damaged by recent fires in Northern NSW.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) offers assistance under certain conditions to repair or replace fences bordering national parks in accordance with the NPWS boundary fencing policy. This is of particular relevance to landholders who immediately border national parks and nature reserves affected by the recent fires in North-Eastern NSW.

NPWS recognises the value and mutual benefit that appropriate boundary fences can provide. Given the damage caused by the recent fires, NPWS has been working with neighbours and would like to assist in the reinstatement of damaged boundary fences where required.

National Parks and Wildlife Service offer

NPWS is offering to purchase and supply an agreed quantity of fencing materials to reconstruct boundary fences.

Please note that this offer applies to the replacement or repair of pre-existing boundary fences only. For assistance with any new boundary fence bordering park, which did not exist prior to the recent fires, a standard fencing agreement is required.

To take up this offer please complete the fencing assistance form (DOC 63KB) and return it via email or post to your local NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service office.

Office Postal address Street address Contact and email address Phone
Glen Innes PO Box 281, Glen Innes NSW 2370 68 Church Street, Glenn Innes Darren Pitt, Area Manager
Darren.Pitt@environment.nsw.gov.au
02 6739 0700
Armidale 145 Miller Street, Armidale NSW 2350 145 Miller Street, Armidale NSW 2350 Aaron Simmon, Area Manager
Aaron.Simmon@environment.nsw.gov.au
02 6738 9100
Grafton PO Box 361, Grafton NSW 2460 Level 4, 49 Victoria street, Grafton Andrew Lugg, Area Manager
Andrew.Lugg@environment.nsw.gov.au
02 6641 1500
Alstonville PO Box 856, Alstonville NSW 2477 7 Northcott Crescent, Alstonville Damien Hofmeyer, Area Manager
Damien.Hofmeyer@environment.nsw.gov.au
02 6627 0200
Coffs Harbour PO Box 4200, Coffs Harbour Jetty NSW 2450 32 Marina Drive, Coffs Harbour Glenn Storrie, Area Manager
Glenn.Storrie@environment.nsw.gov.au
02 6652 0900

Once your information has been received, a NPWS officer will arrange to meet you to discuss the details of the fencing materials and assistance to be provided in the attached schedule. The terms that will apply to NPWS' assistance are also set out in the attached schedule.

If the details of assistance and the terms of the NPWS offer are acceptable, an agreement will be formed when both you and NPWS sign the attached schedule. NPWS will then proceed to provide fencing assistance as per the agreed terms.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact your local NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service office.