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Council secures additional bushfire vegetation removal grant funding

October 25, 2021Posted in: Community

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Wingecarribee Shire Council will clear thousands of tonnes bushfire damaged trees after securing $4.59 million in grant funding from the NSW Government Environment Protection Authority (EPA) – Bushfire Recovery Green Waste Program. Wingecarribee Shire Council was one of 15 regional councils to secure funding from the EPA to assist with the continued cleanup following the...

Disaster Dashboard ready for storm season

October 5, 2021Posted in: Events, Other

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents and visitors that access to real time information on serious incidents and disasters impacting the Shire can be found on the Wingecarribee Disaster Dashboard. Council’s Disaster Dashboard was one of 27 regional dashboards launched last year with the assistance of Resilience NSW as part of the State Government’s Regional...

Interim Administrator releases bushfire report findings

July 28, 2021Posted in: Other

Interference amongst suspended councillors, lack of leadership and inexperience in dealing with large-scale disasters are some of the findings from a report into Council’s response to the 2019/20 Black Summer bushfires. Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Interim Administrator Viv May said the findings painted a sobering picture. “Council’s response was clearly not good enough and the organisation...

Bushfire survey open to public

June 24, 2021Posted in: Community, Environment

New growth on burnt tree

Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting Shire residents to take part in an online survey about Council’s response to the 2019/20 Black summer bushfires. The survey is one of the key components of an independent review Council’s Interim Administrator Viv May has requested be undertaken in response to the disaster. “I’ve previously stated that I would...

Consultant engaged for independent review into Black summer bushfires

June 9, 2021Posted in: Community

New growth on burnt tree

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Interim Administrator Viv May has announced that a specialist risk consultant has been engaged to undertake an independent review into Council’s response following the 2019/20 Black summer bushfires. Mr May made the announcement during Council’s Ordinary Meeting of Wednesday 9 June 2021. “At the previous Council Meeting I commented that I would...