Tagged: Bushfire

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...

Counting the cost of the bush fires

February 14, 2020Posted in: Roads and Assets

On Monday 10 February the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) declared both the Green Wattle Creek and Morton Fires ‘Out’ thanks to the intervention of recent rainfall across the Shire. While the immediate threat of bush fire activity has eased, the mammoth task of cleaning up the Shire is expected to take months to...

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...

Sharing the Love with the Southern Highlands

February 12, 2020Posted in: Tourism

Steve Rosa and Leo Sayer outdoors with campaign material

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Destination Southern Highlands team is set to launch a new tourism and economic recovery campaign aimed at enticing visitors back to the Highlands. Council’s Group Manager of Tourism and Economic Development, Steve Rosa said the campaign would show that the Shire was back open for business. “We’ve called the campaign Share the...

Councillors vote to allocate federal funds at Extraordinary Meeting

January 31, 2020Posted in: Events

Wingecarribee Shire Councillors have voted to allocate one million dollars in bush fire relief funds across the Shire’s northern and southern fire affected villages following Wednesday evening’s Extraordinary Meeting of Council. The Extraordinary Meeting was called to decide where the Federal Government’s $1 million in bush fire relief funds should be distributed and follows specially...