Tagged: Bushfire Recovery

Entries now open for ‘Photo Voice’ bush fire exhibition

October 16, 2020Posted in: Community

New growth on burnt tree

Wingecarribee Shire Council and the Southern Highlands Foundation (FireAid) are inviting photographers from across the Shire to join them as they prepare a special photo exhibition documenting last season’s ‘Black Summer’ bushfires. Council’s Group Manager of Corporate and Community, Danielle Lidgard said the Southern Highlands had endured unimaginable anguish following the Green Wattle Creek and...

Funding available for recovery and resilience projects

October 2, 2020Posted in: Community, Events, Other

Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund banner

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on organisations and groups working on medium or long-term projects to support community recovery and help build resilience to apply for the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund (BCRRF). Funding is available to promote community well-being, connectedness, social recovery and future disaster resilience in Local Government Areas that were disaster-declared...

Invitations open to join bushland recovery programs

September 10, 2020Posted in: Environment

Land for Wildlife sign and burnt landscape

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging residents and landholders to join a Council-led private land conservation initiative in the wake of the ‘Black Summer’ bushfires. Council’s Environment Officer Margot Law explained how Highlanders could help restore the Shire’s native habitat. “Last year over 64,000 hectares of our Shire’s bushland was burnt in the catastrophic bushfires,” she...

Supporting bushfire-affected communities

August 11, 2020Posted in: Community

New growth on burnt tree

Wingecarribee Shire Council in partnership with the NSW Government is launching a Social Recovery Small Grants Program to support communities recovering from the 2019/20 bushfires. Grants of up to $5,000 are available for recovery-focused health and wellbeing projects in the Wingecarribee Shire. Council’s Coordinator Community Development, Cath Brennan, said the program would support collaborative approaches...

Council and NSW Government to undertake bush fire survey

May 22, 2020Posted in: Community, Other

Wingecarribee Shire Council, in conjunction with Service NSW and the newly created state government agency Resilience NSW (formerly Office of Emergency Management), are to commence contacting bush fire affected residents to hear first-hand of the recovery efforts. Council’s Group Manager Corporate and Community, Danielle Lidgard said residents whose homes were destroyed in the 2019/20 summer...