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Wingecarribee and Wollondilly Councils to host online bushfire Expo

12 November, 2021Posted in: Community, Events
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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 and advice leading up to the summer months.

“Both the Wingecarribee and Wollondilly Shires suffered significant losses during and following the Black summer bushfires,” she said.

“No one ever wants to see a repeat of this catastrophic event and we want to ensure our residents are as best prepared as possible leading into this year’s bushfire danger period.”

The virtual Expo will be held over three days starting Friday 19 November through until Sunday 21 November and feature guest speakers covering a range of issues.

Head of Resilience NSW, Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons and Disaster Recovery Expert Anne Leadbeater will both speak at the event.

Issues to be covered include disaster preparedness, recovery assistance and rebuilding advice.

Ms Miscamble said while the interactive Expo had been principally organised to assist those persons directly impacted by the 2019/20 bushfires, the online event was open to all residents.

“We’ll have experts on hand to talk about legal advice, insurance claims and support services available following a natural disaster,” Ms Miscamble added.

Wingecarribee and Wollondilly Shire Councils Bushfire Response, Recovery and Resilience Expo is free to attend however each webinar is limited to 500 attendees.  Bookings are essential.

For further details on the Bushfire Response, Recovery and Resilience Expo including schedules, speakers and registration details, visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/events.

This joint Council initiative is being held with the support of Resilience NSW and the National Recovery and Resilience Agency.

For more information contact Council’s Community Recovery Officer on phone 4868 0888.