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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...

Don’t trust the dirt dealer

September 8, 2020Posted in: Community

Pile of contaminated construction waste

Wingecarribee Shire Council is urging residents of the Highlands to be wary of operators offering ‘free fill’ following a spate of recent incidents. Council’s Deputy General Manager Corporate, Strategy and Development Services Mark Pepping said the operators were targeting villages within easy access of the Hume Highway. “The most recent cases involved the mass dumping...

Mayoral Relief Fund update

February 26, 2020Posted in: Other

Less than eight weeks since the outbreak of the first bush fire to hit the Southern Highlands and Wingecarribee Shire’s Mayoral Relief Fund has topped $100,000. A total of $94,250 has been distributed to 198 families and individuals across the Shire since the first fires tore through the villages of Balmoral and Buxton. Wingecarribee Shire...

Plea to stop donating food and clothes for bush fire crisis

January 10, 2020Posted in: Other

Pile of donated goods

In the wake of the weekend’s recent bush fires Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair is urging residents wanting to help during the crisis to give money rather than food and other goods. “I know a lot of people feel helpless and want to help following the two fires which have struck our Shire in recent...

Financial assistance for bush fire affected residents

December 24, 2019Posted in: Community, Events

Staff from Wingecarribee Shire Council will be based at the Balmoral Village Rural Fire Service (RFS) shed in the coming days to distribute pre-loaded cash cards to fire-affected residents. Staff will be in attendance today, Tuesday 24 December, and again on Friday 27 December. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair said the cash cards were to...