Archive: Dec 2019

Financial assistance for bush fire affected residents

December 24, 2019Posted in: Community, Events
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Staff from Wingecarribee Shire Council will be based at the Balmoral Village Rural Fire Service (RFS) shed in the coming days to distribute pre-loaded cash cards to fire-affected residents. Staff will be in attendance today, Tuesday 24 December, and again on Friday 27 December. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair said the cash cards were to...

Mayoral Relief Fund set up to support locals

December 23, 2019Posted in: Community, Events, Other
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Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair has today launched a Mayoral Relief Fund to assist residents impacted by the Green Wattle Creek Fire. The fire has caused significant damage to the Shire’s northern communities of Balmoral and Buxton. “Although emergency services teams are still onsite counting the losses, we’re bracing for the reality that dozens of...

Green Wattle Creek fire update

December 23, 2019Posted in: Events
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Wingecarribee Shire Council Mayor Duncan Gair has this morning joined Police, the Rural Fire Service (RFS) and staff of Council to inspect fire-affected Balmoral and Buxton. Mayor Gair said following discussions with emergency services safety remained of paramount concern. “I know a lot of residents want to get into Balmoral and Buxton and inspect their...

Buses organised for residents of Balmoral and Buxton

December 23, 2019Posted in: Community, Other
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Wingecarribee Shire Council has organised for buses to inspect fire-affected Balmoral and Buxton today, Monday 23 December 2019, at 3pm. The buses have been organised for directly affected residents of Balmoral and Buxton only. Residents of Balmoral or Buxton wishing to attend should meet at the foyer entrance of the Mittagong RSL at 3pm.  Residents...