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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

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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

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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...

Interim Administrator calls for bushfire report

May 18, 2021Posted in: Community

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Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Interim Administrator Viv May has called for a report into Council’s response following the 2019/20 Black summer bushfires. Mr May’s request follows visits to the Shire’s bushfire-impacted villages. “I’ve met with numerous residents and heard some truly harrowing experiences from the fire front,” he said. “During this time, I’ve been most interested...

Bushfire Recovery and Resilience Grants now open

March 5, 2021Posted in: Community

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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...