Tagged: Bushfire

Bushfire Recovery and Resilience Grants now open

March 5, 2021Posted in: Community

New growth on burnt tree

Wingecarribee Shire Council in partnership with the NSW Government has launched a Bushfire Community Recovery Small Grants Program to support local communities recovering from the 2019/20 bushfires. Grants of up to $10,000 are available to assist not-for-profit organisations and associations across the Southern Highlands. Council’s Group Manager of Corporate and Community, Danielle Lidgard, said the...

Roadside memorial unveiled honouring fallen firefighters

February 5, 2021Posted in: Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council has today honoured the memories of fallen Rural Fire Service volunteers Geoffrey Keaton and Andrew O’Dwyer who died during the 2019/20 Black Summer bushfires. The young men were tragically killed while on duty on the evening of Thursday 19 December 2019 battling the Green Wattle Creek bushfire which threatened and impacted Buxton...

Shire urged to ‘Get Ready’ for summer

December 4, 2020Posted in: Community

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging families, friends and neighbours to use the start of summer to start a conversation about being aware of and prepared for seasonal hazards. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair said that while Australian summers were iconic, they could also be tragic. “Each year, communities across NSW experience bush fires, home fires,...

Council begins refurbishment of Mittagong SES Centre

October 29, 2020Posted in: Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to refurbish the Mittagong SES Volunteer Centre following grant funding secured from the Australian Federal Government. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair said the repairs to the Bessemer Street building would see much improved facilities for our Shire’s State Emergency Service volunteers. “Our SES volunteers give up an incredible amount of...

Entries now open for ‘Photo Voice’ bush fire exhibition

October 16, 2020Posted in: Community

New growth on burnt tree

Wingecarribee Shire Council and the Southern Highlands Foundation (FireAid) are inviting photographers from across the Shire to join them as they prepare a special photo exhibition documenting last season’s ‘Black Summer’ bushfires. Council’s Group Manager of Corporate and Community, Danielle Lidgard said the Southern Highlands had endured unimaginable anguish following the Green Wattle Creek and...

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