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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

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.


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Fire Mitigation Activities

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:

  • Bushfire Management Plans for Mt Gibraltar, Gibbergunyah and Mt Alexandra Reserves. Recommendations as per management plans for the three reserves.
  • Inspecting bushfire hazard complaints relating to Council managed land with the Rural Fire Service and Implementing Asset Protection Zones.
  • An ongoing program of fuel reduction works on Council managed land to provide greater protection for vulnerable residences, Strategic Fire Advantage Zones and Asset Protection Zones.
  • Pre and Post hazard Reduction Weed Control.
  • Community education.
  • Track and Firetrail maintenance.


Protecting Your Home From Bushfires

For information about what you can do to protect your home visit the following websites by clicking on the links below:


LinkOnline tool - Is your land in a bushfire affected area?

LinkRural Fire Service 

LinkFire and Rescue NSW 

LinkBush Fire Prone Land Map

Last Updated: October 10th, 2019
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