Bush Fire Danger Period starts 1 October 2022

September 30, 2022Posted in: Community, Environment

Farmer and pile burn in rural setting

Wingecarribee Shire Council is urging residents to prepare now with the statutory Bush Fire Danger Period coming in effect on Saturday 1 October 2022. Council’s Manager Environment and Sustainability, Mr Barry Arthur, said the 2022/23 bush fire season will be the first to incorporate the updated Fire Danger Rating System. “Australia’s Fire Danger Rating System...

Council encourages residents to Get Ready for summer

September 13, 2022Posted in: Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging families across the Shire to use the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) Get Ready Weekend to prepare for the upcoming bushfire season. ‘Get Ready Weekend’ involves members of the public participating in RFS led online and in-person disaster preparedness activities prior to the start of the bushfire season. General Manager...

Council to co-host Response, Recovery and Resilience Expo

April 29, 2022Posted in: Community, Events

person raising hand in community information session

Wingecarribee Shire Council will join neighbouring Wollondilly Shire Council and Resilience NSW in hosting a two-day Response, Recovery and Resilience Expo from Tuesday 3 May 2022 at the Mittagong RSL. The free Expo will feature a panel of guest speakers and specialist stallholders from local and regional welfare, service, recovery and support agencies. Wingecarribee Shire’s...

Council secures additional bushfire grant funding

February 18, 2022Posted in: Other

New growth on burnt tree

Three community projects will be fast-tracked after Wingecarribee Shire Council successfully secured more than one million dollars in bushfire grant funding. A total of $1.04 million will be distributed from the Australian Government’s Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants Program to fund: The installation of water storage tanks at Canyonleigh, Bullio, High Range/Joadja and Penrose, Construction...

Get Ready for summer: Plan now for seasonal hazards

December 3, 2021Posted in: Other

Man and woman looking at plan on desk

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging families, friends and neighbours to use the start of summer as the start of a conversation about being aware of and prepared for seasonal hazards. “Aussie summers are iconic,” said Council’s General Manager Lisa Miscamble.  “But they can also be tragic.” “Each year, communities across NSW experience bush fires, home...