Tagged: Balmoral

Roadside memorial unveiled honouring fallen firefighters

February 5, 2021Posted in: Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council has today honoured the memories of fallen Rural Fire Service volunteers Geoffrey Keaton and Andrew O’Dwyer who died during the 2019/20 Black Summer bushfires. The young men were tragically killed while on duty on the evening of Thursday 19 December 2019 battling the Green Wattle Creek bushfire which threatened and impacted Buxton...

Mayoral Relief Fund update

February 26, 2020Posted in: Other

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...

Council to host Bush Fire Community Recovery Meetings

February 13, 2020Posted in: Community, Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council will host two Bush Fire Community Recovery Meetings on Thursday 20 February and Monday 24 February for residents of the Shire’s northern and southern bush fire affected villages. The meetings will feature an update from the Regional Recovery Coordinator, Dick Adams, and speakers from key government agencies including Service NSW and Disaster...

Disaster Welfare Services extend stay in Highlands

January 14, 2020Posted in: Events, Other

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...

Plea to stop donating food and clothes for bush fire crisis

January 10, 2020Posted in: Other

Pile of donated goods

In the wake of the weekend’s recent bush fires Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair is urging residents wanting to help during the crisis to give money rather than food and other goods. “I know a lot of people feel helpless and want to help following the two fires which have struck our Shire in recent...

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