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Get Ready for summer: Plan now for seasonal hazards

December 3, 2021Posted in: Other

Man and woman looking at plan on desk

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging families, friends and neighbours to use the start of summer as the start of a conversation about being aware of and prepared for seasonal hazards. “Aussie summers are iconic,” said Council’s General Manager Lisa Miscamble.  “But they can also be tragic.” “Each year, communities across NSW experience bush fires, home...

Minimising bushfire risk at public facilities

November 16, 2021Posted in: Community, Roads and Assets

New growth on burnt tree

Wingecarribee Shire Council continues to work with key stakeholders on a process for closing public facilities in times of increased fire danger. The process applies to organised group activities at sports fields, pools, cemeteries and public halls on bushfire-prone land. Council’s General Manager, Ms Lisa Miscamble, said the new process would help Council better respond...

Wingecarribee and Wollondilly Councils to host online bushfire Expo

November 12, 2021Posted in: Community, Events

New growth on burnt tree

Wingecarribee Shire Council has joined with Wollondilly Shire Council to host an online bushfire Response, Recovery and Resilience Expo to help residents prepare, recover and re-build in the face of natural disasters. Wingecarribee Shire Council’s General Manager Lisa Miscamble said the free Expo had been organised to provide residents of the adjoining Shires with support...

Council secures additional bushfire vegetation removal grant funding

October 25, 2021Posted in: Community

New growth on burnt tree

Wingecarribee Shire Council will clear thousands of tonnes bushfire damaged trees after securing $4.59 million in grant funding from the NSW Government Environment Protection Authority (EPA) – Bushfire Recovery Green Waste Program. Wingecarribee Shire Council was one of 15 regional councils to secure funding from the EPA to assist with the continued cleanup following the...

Disaster Dashboard ready for storm season

October 5, 2021Posted in: Events, Other

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents and visitors that access to real time information on serious incidents and disasters impacting the Shire can be found on the Wingecarribee Disaster Dashboard. Council’s Disaster Dashboard was one of 27 regional dashboards launched last year with the assistance of Resilience NSW as part of the State Government’s Regional...