Tagged: RFS

Council encourages residents to Get Ready for summer

September 17, 2020Posted in: Community, Events

RFS Get Ready Weekend banner

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging families across the Shire to use the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) Get Ready Weekend to prepare for the upcoming bushfire season and start a broader conversation about the need to prepare for emergencies. Mayor Gair said it was important the Shire avoided a repeat of the ‘Black summer’ bushfires....

Backyard Burning Do’s and Don’ts

May 22, 2020Posted in: Community, Environment

Farmer and pile burn in rural setting

Wingecarribee Shire Council in conjunction with NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) and Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) are reminding residents of the need for continued fire safety vigilance despite the close of the Bushfire Danger Period. Following a horror summer the Bush Fire Danger Period was lifted on 31 March and as of 1 April...

Backyard burning do’s and don’ts

March 27, 2019Posted in: Environment, Other

Wingecarribee Shire Council, NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) and Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) are reminding residents of the need for continued fire safety vigilance despite the pending close of the Bushfire Danger Period. “The last official day of the Bush Fire Danger Period is Sunday 31 March 2019,” said Superintendent Martin Surrey District...

Changes to Backyard Burning Policy adopted

July 31, 2017Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s updated Urban Backyard Burning of Vegetation Policy was last week formally adopted following unanimous support by Councillors. Adopted at Wednesday 26 July’s Ordinary Meeting of Council, the policy sets out changes to Council’s previous position on backyard burning. Council’s Manager of Environment and Sustainability, Barry Arthur said the most significant changes involved...

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,...