November 08, 2016
Oasis Horticulture supports local community and opens Neighbourhood Safer Place.
On Saturday the 5th of November, members of Blue Mountains council, RFS and SES, along with Oasis Horticulture staff gathered in the company of the community to officially open the new Yellow Rock Neighbourhood Safer Place.
“This is a great example of public – private cooperation in delivering projects that support local communities.” Says Oasis CEO David Jacobs, during the event formalities. “… it gives us great pleasure in working closely with both our local community and Rural Fire Service”. Oasis Horticulture is the largest single employer in the Blue Mountains, employing over 180 staff on a site covering 45 hectares (110 acres).
A Bush Fire Neighbourhood Safer Place is designed to be used as a place of last resort during a bushfire emergency, and should be used when all other options in a bushfire survival plan can’t be put into action safely.
“I would now like to formally cut the ribbon and officially open this NSP, but hope that it will never have to be used.” finishes Mr. Jakobs. The centre was formally opened by Blue Mountains Mayor, Mark Greenhill and Deputy Commissioner for NSW Rural Fire Service, Rob Rodgers AFSM.