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New disaster dashboards help manage disaster risk

December 24, 2020Posted in: Other

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A new online disaster dashboard will provide real-time information to help residents and visitors to the Wingecarribee Shire be aware of, prepare for and respond to local emergencies. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Duncan Gair said localised emergency updates, preparedness advice and seasonal awareness of potential risks is more important than ever. “Our residents know only...

‘Scaled-back’ Australia Day celebrations to proceed

December 22, 2020Posted in: Community, Events

Wingecarribee Shire’s official Australia Day celebrations are set to proceed in January in a scaled-back ceremony. Due to the continued uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and the future of public gatherings, the annual Berrima community festivities have however been cancelled for 2021. “In consultation with the event organisers we’ve made the difficult decision to reduce the size...

Council launches virtual Community Christmas Concert

December 17, 2020Posted in: Community, Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council and the Wingecarribee Vocal Muster are set to spread some Christmas cheer with the launch of a virtual Community Christmas Concert on Friday 18 December 2020. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair said the virtual performance had been produced in lieu of this year’s traditional community carols. “COVID-19 has robbed us of many...

Southern Highlands Destination Strategy Action Plan breakfast

December 9, 2020Posted in: Community

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Wingecarribee Shire Council will host a breakfast with the local business community to discuss the next stage of the Southern Highlands Destination Strategy following its adoption by Council last month. Key elements to be discussed include the development of an Action Plan to identify tasks, responsibilities and timeframes. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair said the...

Shire urged to ‘Get Ready’ for summer

December 4, 2020Posted in: Community

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging families, friends and neighbours to use the start of summer to start a conversation about being aware of and prepared for seasonal hazards. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair said that while Australian summers were iconic, they could also be tragic. “Each year, communities across NSW experience bush fires, home fires,...