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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...

Wingecarribee Shire’s top citizens announced

January 27, 2021Posted in: Community, Events

Long serving Highlands volunteer Catherine Constable (OAM) has been named Wingecarribee Shire’s 2021 Australia Day Citizen of the Year. Mrs Constable has been a long-time advocate and supporter for senior citizens across the Shire and has served more than 17 years on the Board of the Wingecarribee Adult Day Care Centres Inc (WADCC). During her...

New disaster dashboards help manage disaster risk

December 24, 2020Posted in: Other

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A new online disaster dashboard will provide real-time information to help residents and visitors to the Wingecarribee Shire be aware of, prepare for and respond to local emergencies. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Duncan Gair said localised emergency updates, preparedness advice and seasonal awareness of potential risks is more important than ever. “Our residents know only...

‘Scaled-back’ Australia Day celebrations to proceed

December 22, 2020Posted in: Community, Events

Wingecarribee Shire’s official Australia Day celebrations are set to proceed in January in a scaled-back ceremony. Due to the continued uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and the future of public gatherings, the annual Berrima community festivities have however been cancelled for 2021. “In consultation with the event organisers we’ve made the difficult decision to reduce the size...

Council launches virtual Community Christmas Concert

December 17, 2020Posted in: Community, Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council and the Wingecarribee Vocal Muster are set to spread some Christmas cheer with the launch of a virtual Community Christmas Concert on Friday 18 December 2020. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair said the virtual performance had been produced in lieu of this year’s traditional community carols. “COVID-19 has robbed us of many...

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