Tagged: Bushfire

Bush Fire Danger Period starts early

September 3, 2018Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Ken Halstead is urging residents to remain vigilant to the threat of fire as the NSW Rural Fire Service brings forward this year’s Bush Fire Danger Period. “No one needs reminding of how dry the current conditions are,” the Mayor said. “In conjunction with the long-term weather forecast, the current dry...

Council urges residents to be aware of bush fire risk

September 28, 2017Posted in: Community

Wingecarribee Shire Council is advising residents and visitors to be prepared for bush fires while travelling these school holidays. The call comes as the Shire continues to experience unusually dry and windy conditions. Council’s Local Emergency Management Officer Amanda Lawrence said that travellers need to be prepared and alert to bush fire risk. The NSW Rural...

Residents invited to have their say on backyard burning

April 10, 2017Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comments from residents on its revised draft Urban Backyard Burning of Vegetation Policy. Council’s Manager of Environment and Sustainability, Barry Arthur explained the reason for the revision. “The Southern Highlands is synonymous with clean, fresh air and this policy seeks to ensure that this basic amenity can be enjoyed for...

Introduction of the Fire and Emergency Services Levy

March 8, 2017Posted in: Other

Coinciding with the release of new land valuations from the Office of the NSW Valuer General, Council is preparing for the introduction of the State Government’s Fire and Emergency Services Levy. Councils across the State have been notified that new Notices of Valuation, which were determined by the NSW Valuer General, will be mailed to...

Working together for bushfire management

February 3, 2017Posted in: Environment

Mt Gibraltar

Wingecarribee Shire Council is urging residents to update their Bush Fire Survival Plan following concerns raised about the threat of bush fire. The call comes as the Shire continues to experience an unusually hot and dry summer. “Council is aware of recent discussions centred around Mount Gibraltar in Bowral,” said Council’s Natural Resource Projects Coordinator,...