Of the 270,000 hectares covered by the Wingecarribee Bushfire Management Committee, 1% is managed by Council, 33% is managed by National Parks and Wildlife Service, 7% is managed by Forests NSW, 3% is managed by Department of Lands, 54% is in private ownership and 2% is managed by others.
As a member of the Wingecarribee Bushfire Management Committee and as a local authority under the Rural Fires Act, Wingecarribee Shire Council is working closely with the Rural Fire Service and Fire and Rescue NSW to develop a strategic approach to fire management across the Wingecarribee Shire.
Wingecarribee Shire Council has a high level of commitment to bushfire management. Council implements measures to mitigate the impact of bushfire on the community and offers significant support to the emergency services during emergency events.
Fire mitigation activities performed by Council include:
For information about what you can do to protect your home visit the following websites by clicking on the icons below:
Online tool - Is your land in a bushfire affected area? (external link)
Rural Fire Service (external link)
Fire and Rescue NSW (external link)
Bush Fire Prone Land Map (internal link)