Dear Leumeah and Bush Capital Lodge guests,
Please be advised that a State of Emergency has now been declared in the ACT for all areas of the ACT: https://esa.act.gov.au/state-emergency-place-act
This is vital to ensure the safety of the community and to ensure people are prepared as conditions become more challenging over the coming days. It has been declared due to the Orroral Valley fire burning out of control in Namadgi National Park. The State of Emergency will be in effect from Friday 31 January 2020 to Sunday 2 February 2020. This fire is currently at at Emergency Level.
We want to assure you that we are actively monitoring the situation throughout Canberra, as it relates to our local programs and accommodation venues. Despite the State of Emergency, there is currently no immediate fire threat to Leumeah Lodge in Nicholls or Bush Capital Lodge in O’Conner.
In the event that you are unable to travel due to these prevailing weather conditions, please contact reception on 02 6152 8388 no later than 24 hours prior to your arrival date.
We would like to offer some resources relevant to the ACT in monitoring the changing situation:
ACT Emergency Services Agency: Advice on the State of Alert, relevant bushfire advice, and road closures within the ACT are available on their website & communicated frequently via their Facebook Page
https://esa.act.gov.au/ & https://www.facebook.com/actemergencyservicesagency/
ACT Health: will offer up-to-date advice surrounding the presence of Smoke in the ACT
Bureau of Meteorology: for any other weather-related warnings
Live Traffic NSW: for information on road closures around the ACT
For guests currently on-site:
– Our staff have undergone fire warden and evacuation training
– We have an emergency management plan in place, which includes evacuation maps displayed in all rooms
– We have fire alarms and fire safety equipment across the property
– For after-hours emergencies for on-site guests, please contact 0427 688 459
Reception staff are contactable during the following hours:
Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday 10am to 6pm
Sunday 9am to 3pm
Public Holidays times may vary.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us. We hope you enjoy your stay with Leumeah Lodge and Bush Capital Lodge.