Bushfire Management

Rural Fire Service RFS volunteer fire fighters backburning in the Southern Highlands

As a member of the Wingecarribee Bushfire Management Committee and  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. 

Of the 270,000 hectares covered by the Wingecarribee Bushfire Management Committee:

  • 1% is managed by Council
  • 54% is in private ownership and 
  • 2% is managed by others