Tagged: Hazard reduction

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...

Council to host free bush fire workshops

July 31, 2014Posted in: Community, Environment, Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting residents to attend one of five upcoming Bush Fire Ready Workshops to help better prepare for this year’s warmer weather. Run in conjunction with the Rural Fire Service and Fire and Rescue NSW, the free workshops will help residents identify bush fire threats and help to reduce their fire risk....

Wingecarribee Small Reserves Bush Fire Management Plan on exhibition

July 8, 2013Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking feedback from the community on its draft Small Reserves Bush Fire Management Plan. Now in its final stage of development, the plan has been prepared to manage bush fire risk and hazard reduction work in eight small reserves across the Shire over the next five years. These reserves include the...