CARAVAN parts and camping equipment were among debris burnt yesterday as part of the tornado clean-up for a reserve near Mulwala.
Community groups and campers had been putting pressure on Corowa Council to reopen Kyffins Reserve, which has been closed since the March incident due to health and safety concerns.
Director of engineering Nigel Sutton said the reserve would be open by the end of the month after the clean-up and bushfire hazard reduction burn.
“There will be workers actively on the site for the next fortnight and there will be some work beyond that,” he said.
“We have had many enquiries from campers and those involved in organising the Cod Classic in November and the council was just as keen to get work started.”
Up to 50 piles of debris and timber lying around the reserve was burnt yesterday with the help of NSW Rural Fire Service volunteers and workers from the NSW mitigation support services.
“These are local volunteers that have taken time out to make the area they live in safer,” RFS Southern Border Team group officer Greyd’n Davis said.
RFS Southern Border district officer Julie Bartlett said some trees were already regenerating.