Pilot cultural burn in Gibbergunyah Reserve

September 8, 2023Posted in: Community, Environment

Pictures of attendees at the cultural burn pilot

Wingecarribee’s Aboriginal community had an exciting opportunity to take part in a cultural burn within Gibbergunyah Reserve last weekend. The burn was conducted by Gundungurra Traditional Owners and our First Nations community in partnership with Yarrabin Cultural Connections Fire Practitioner Den Barber and his team, also supported by the NSW RFS and Wingecarribee Shire Council....

Steps to preparedness for bushfire season

August 8, 2023Posted in: Community, Corporate Affairs

Picture of fire rating in front of bushland

In anticipation of a hot, dry summer ahead, we learn from the past to plan ahead and support our community’s preparedness for bushfire season. Guided by findings of the Bushfire Response and Recovery review of 2021, we’re completing hazard-reduction burns in partnership with firefighting agencies. We’re maintaining asset protection zones on Council-owned and managed lands....

Farewelling one of our RFS families

June 2, 2023Posted in: Community

picture of Brendhan Waters and Jon Bracht

Where would Wingecarribee be without our RFS volunteers? A Robertson family have been fondly farewelled after decades of service volunteering with Robertson Rural Fire Service. On Wednesday night, long-standing resident Mr Brendan Waters, who served with the Brigade for over 25 years, as captain for 14, was recognised for his tireless commitment and mentoring of new...

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...

Council encourages residents to Get Ready for summer

September 17, 2020Posted in: Community, Events

RFS Get Ready Weekend banner

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 and start a broader conversation about the need to prepare for emergencies. Mayor Gair said it was important the Shire avoided a repeat of the ‘Black summer’ bushfires....