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.
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: