Category: Other

Mayoral Relief Fund update

February 26, 2020Posted in: Other
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Less than eight weeks since the outbreak of the first bush fire to hit the Southern Highlands and Wingecarribee Shire’s Mayoral Relief Fund has topped $100,000. A total of $94,250 has been distributed to 198 families and individuals across the Shire since the first fires tore through the villages of Balmoral and Buxton. Wingecarribee Shire...

Councillors vote to waive all bush fire rebuilding costs

February 11, 2020Posted in: Other
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Wingecarribee Shire Councillors have voted to waive all Council fees for bush fire affected residents wishing to rebuild. In a unanimous decision Councillors voted to waive all fees and charges associated with the lodgement of applications for the rebuilding of lost or damaged buildings as a result of the recent bush fires.  This includes Development...

Managing vegetation prior to and after a bush fire

January 17, 2020Posted in: Development, Other
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is urging residents to familiarise themselves with local and State requirements before clearing trees and vegetation from around their home before or after a bush fire. The call comes in the wake of the recent fires to hit both our Shire’s northern and southern villages. Council’s Manager Development Assessment, Nancy Sample, said...

Community meetings called for northern and southern villages

January 16, 2020Posted in: Events, Other
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Candidate Information Seminars

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair has called for bush fire affected residents to meet and discuss local priorities for the Federal Government’s recently announced $1 million Bushfire Relief Package. Mayor Gair said it was imperative that residents have input as to where the money be spent. “It’s all well and good for Council to say...

Disaster Welfare Services extend stay in Highlands

January 14, 2020Posted in: Events, Other
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The State Government’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Disaster Welfare Assistance Point, presently set up in Council’s Civic Centre foyer, will be extended until Friday 17 January 2020. Disaster Welfare Services staff will be joined by members of the Australian Red Cross who will also continue to provide counselling and grief assistance services during this...