Tanilba Bay and Mallabula boardwalk area is on topic Medowie & Tilligerry News Of The Area Tilligerry Peninsular by News Of The Area - Modern Media - April 10, 2018 Councillor Steve Tucker. The recent destruction by wildfire of some 70 metres of pine boardwalk between Tanilba Bay and Mallabula, has left community members asking questions. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or firstname.lastname@example.org Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE The original bushfire management plan had the scrub in this foreshore section classified as a ‘fire exclusion zone’. Councillor Steve Tucker said, “Attitudes must change: the local volunteers are only too happy to do the job but the red tape involving the RFS and Council is so complex that nothing ever happens.” “Our insurers will soon refuse to pay up for the numerous reconstructions we have to do.” Life member of Tilligerry Rural Fire Service Richard Osborne OAM said, ‘It’s not fair to ask the unpaid volunteers to drag heavy hoses through this scrub with no vehicular access trails. Luckily, during the recent blaze it was high tide and an RFS fire boat was able to attack the fire from the water side,” he said. Port Stephens Council say the area is ‘highly environmentally sensitive’.