Disaster Welfare Services extend stay in Highlands

January 14, 2020Posted in: Events, Other

The State Government’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Disaster Welfare Assistance Point, presently set up in Council’s Civic Centre foyer, will be extended until Friday 17 January 2020. Disaster Welfare Services staff will be joined by members of the Australian Red Cross who will also continue to provide counselling and grief assistance services during this...

Plea to stop donating food and clothes for bush fire crisis

January 10, 2020Posted in: Other

Pile of donated goods

In the wake of the weekend’s recent bush fires Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair is urging residents wanting to help during the crisis to give money rather than food and other goods. “I know a lot of people feel helpless and want to help following the two fires which have struck our Shire in recent...

Financial assistance for bush fire affected residents

December 24, 2019Posted in: Community, Events

Staff from Wingecarribee Shire Council will be based at the Balmoral Village Rural Fire Service (RFS) shed in the coming days to distribute pre-loaded cash cards to fire-affected residents. Staff will be in attendance today, Tuesday 24 December, and again on Friday 27 December. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair said the cash cards were to...

Green Wattle Creek fire update

December 23, 2019Posted in: Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council Mayor Duncan Gair has this morning joined Police, the Rural Fire Service (RFS) and staff of Council to inspect fire-affected Balmoral and Buxton. Mayor Gair said following discussions with emergency services safety remained of paramount concern. “I know a lot of residents want to get into Balmoral and Buxton and inspect their...

Buses organised for residents of Balmoral and Buxton

December 23, 2019Posted in: Community, Other

Wingecarribee Shire Council has organised for buses to inspect fire-affected Balmoral and Buxton today, Monday 23 December 2019, at 3pm. The buses have been organised for directly affected residents of Balmoral and Buxton only. Residents of Balmoral or Buxton wishing to attend should meet at the foyer entrance of the Mittagong RSL at 3pm.  Residents...

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