The Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories, the Hon Nola Marino MP, has declared a State of Emergency for the Jervis Bay Territory for the period 19 December 2019 to 26 December 2019.
This follows the NSW Premier, the Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP, declaring a State of Emergency from this morning, lasting for a period of seven days. This declaration was made ahead of worsening fire conditions predicted for NSW this week, on the advice of the NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner.
The alignment of the Jervis Bay Territory with NSW is due to the proximity of Jervis Bay to the Illawarra/Shoalhaven region and the potential threat to the safety of residents and property in the Territory.