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Jerramungup Golf Course remains closed after February’s bushfire due to dangerous trees

A Great Southern golf course remains closed over health and safety concerns more than two months after it was ravaged by a bushfire.

Jerramungup Golf Course has been shut since a bushfire tore through the area on February 11, damaging one council-owned house and a Water Corporation treatment plant in town.

The course is owned by the Shire of Jerramungup, which in a public notice blamed the continued closure on trees that it says pose a “significant threat” of falling and causing injuries.

“The Shire is currently receiving advice from an arborist and establishing the next course of action,” chief executive Martin Cuthbert said.

The council has issued a strict warning to those seeking to tee off before the course formally reopens, raising the prospect of legal consequences.

“Anyone (who is) found to be entering the golf course will be reported to Jerramungup Police,” Mr Cuthbert said.

The February fire caused extensive damage to the course, with the fairways, greens and the equipment shed damaged.

A charity golf day is set to be held at Pinjarra Golf Club on April 24 to raise money for the Jerramungup and Bridgetown golf clubs, which were both damaged by the fires.

For details, visit the Jerramungup Golf Club Facebook page.

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