Around $100,000 worth of fencing material donated by the Rapid Relief Team (RRT) will assist BlazeAid volunteers rebuild charred fences around the Tingha Plateau.
Started by a lightning strike in early February, the fire burnt more than 23,400 hectares of dry land, destroying 14 homes, 44 outbuildings and hundreds of kilometres of fence line.
Peter Sergeant said as a charity arm of Plymouth Brethren Christian Church, RRT was working in Tingha at the time of the fire providing food for firefighters.
"A community member realised there'd be a need for fencing materials. As a team we got together and made a plan and after a lot of work were able to donate 24 kilometres of fencing materials," he said.
Around $10K of fencing material was donated by the @RapidReliefTeam to #BlazeAid in #Inverell this morning following February’s devastating #TinghaPlateaufire. Landholder Max Fitzgerald had a few words to say! More in the @inverelltimes. pic.twitter.com/z3nsXuGXCR— Laini Kirkman (@LainiKirkman) May 24, 2019
Partnering with BlazeAid, RRT donated the fencing which will be used by volunteers as they rebuild high priority boundary fences to keep stock in.
Mr Sergeant praised the work BlazeAid had already completed, and said he looked forward to meeting a few farmers who would benefit from the donation.
Landholder Max Fitzgerald's small property along Old Bundarra Road was completely destroyed in February.
"I've only had the property for 18 months but I lease country elsewhere which keeps me pretty busy. Thanks to BlazeAid volunteers my boundary fences have now all been rebuilt.
"I must thank Evan Williams, he is a great leader and a great local contractor. On behalf of all landholders I want to thank BlazeAid and RRT for donating this fencing.
"The fire was enormous and every time I go out I see more land damaged, more beautiful, big box trees fallen over. This fencing material and BlazeAid's help in particular is saving farmers an enormous amount of money."
BlazeAid camp coordinator, Tony Samuel, said the donation would "go quite a long way" in helping rebuild fences at some of the smaller properties.
"Although, there are a lot bigger properties with 10 to 15 kilometres of fencing that needs rebuilding. We've completed 14 properties now and turned over about 60 volunteers through the camp."
Making "good headway", Mr Samuel's admitted it was a struggle to find their feet when first establishing the camp.
Locals Beth and Evan Williams were key in assisting to ensure the success of Inverell's BlazeAid camp.
"We'll be here until August so we still need the community support to keep rolling from local groups. The more we walk around town making our purchases, spending money in town, people are very positive and grateful," he said.
Mr Samuel also thanked Inverell Shire Council for their support.