Building Resilience in Wingello: A Collaborative Effort to Prepare for Future Disasters

November 3, 2023Posted in: Community

The Wingello community took part in the Resilient Towns Initiative (RTI) workshops last Saturday, designed to help communities deal with any future disaster events. Following the success of these sessions in the Snowy Valleys LGA, residents came together with representatives from the NSW Reconstruction Authority, University of NSW, Disaster Relief Australia, Red Cross and Wingecarribee...

This Saturday October 1, the Bushfire Danger Period begins

September 29, 2023Posted in: Community

Warm weather is forecast for this October long weekend which also marks the start of the Bushfire Danger Period from Saturday, October 1. Time to plan ahead and make preparations for your safety in the event of an emergency. Clear the gutters, have a go-bag ready and before you even think about burning-off, seek approval...

Venues to be better prepared for the bushfire danger period

September 15, 2023Posted in: Community

For your safety this Summer, we’ve updated our venue closure procedure in preparation for the bushfire danger season. If you’re booking a Council venue that’s located in bushfire-prone land, be sure to have a back-up plan in place in case the fire danger  rating on the day (FDR) requires its closure. Planning a significant sporting,...

Make sure you prepare, this Get Ready Weekend!

September 13, 2023Posted in: Community


Across our Shire this Saturday, September 16, all RFS stations will be hosting a Get Ready Weekend event. With the heightened risk of bushfires looming for what is forecast to be a hot, dry Summer, this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss. Check out the RFS events happening near you and get the...

Be part of Emergency Management and resilience meetings in our Northern and Southern Villages

August 18, 2023Posted in: Community

Picture of a council staff member talking to a group of community members

Community members are invited to take part in Emergency Management and Resilience meetings for our Northern and Southern Villages, facilitated by Council. These sessions will help you understand how the Wingecarribee Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC) is working together with the State Emergency Service (SES), NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS), Local Land Services, and Council,...