Statement on Noosa bushfire disaster

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It is heartbreaking to hear of the destruction at Peregian caused by the bushfires, and my thoughts, prayers and best wishes are with the whole Noosa community.

All levels of Government are working together to help those affected by this disaster. I have spoken to Noosa Council Mayor Tony Wellington and offered to fast track any requests for assistance made by the Council and State Government with the Prime Minister Scott Morrison (ScoMo).

More than 300 firefighters have been working hard all night to contain the blaze, and we are expecting extreme conditions again today as the wind is expected to pick up.

Please remember that the emergency services and volunteers are putting their lives on the line to protect people and property, and follow their advice. Leave safely if advised to do so, and do not re-enter the exclusion zone until police tell you it is safe.

Stay alert to the information bulletins from ABC Emergency www.abc.net.au/news/emergency/state/qld and Noosa Council http://disaster.noosa.qld.gov.au/

Please look out for your loved ones, neighbours, and animals, and encourage everyone to evacuate safely if required.

Evacuation centres are open at the Cooroy Library, 9 Maple Street, Cooroy; the Noosa Leisure Centre, 7 Wallace Drive, Noosaville; and The J Noosa, 54 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads. Residents can bring pets to these centres.

On behalf of everyone in Wide Bay, I sincerely thank the firefighters, emergency services, volunteers and community members who are all pitching in to help during this crisis. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.

 
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