Sappers from 2 Squadron, 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment, have been mending fences on farming properties around the bushfire devastated Batlow area in the Snowy Mountains.

Lance Corporal (LCpl) Tate Ridley and Sapper Todd Wrigley have already felled trees, cleared rural driveways and fence lines and spent January 21 repairing damaged fences.

“The community is very welcoming and grateful for us being here.”

He said carrying out these engineering tasks to help local communities gave him and his section a great deal of job satisfaction.

“The community is very welcoming and grateful for us being here,” he said.