Blue Mountains tourism on hold for Wednesday, October 23

Blue Mountains tourism on hold for Wednesday, October 23

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BMLOT logoBy Ellen Hill – Blue Mountains Lithgow & Oberon Tourism

Blue Mountains Lithgow & Oberon Tourism (BMLOT) chairman Randall Walker has taken the extraordinary step of recommending to tourism operators that they tell visitors not to come to the Blue Mountains region today (Wednesday, October 23). 

This recommendation follows:

•   Fire conditions for tomorrow are forecast to be severe to extreme
•   NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons has said: “Anyone who does not
have an important reason to be in the Blue Mountains tomorrow [sic], do not be there”
•   The NSW Government has closed all schools in the Blue Mountains and TAFE Wentworth Falls
•   National Parks & Wildlife Service has closed all parks and lookouts
•   Blue Mountains City Council has closed reserves and parks, camping grounds and lookouts
until further notice, both visitor information centres at Echo Point and Glenbrook…

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