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Hotspots




What is Hotspots ?


Hotspots is a community engagement program that provides private landholders and land managers with the skills and knowledge to actively participate in fire management for the protection of life and property, while at the same time ensuring biodiversity is protected and maintained.


For more information on the Hotspots Program, fire management planning information and other resources please contact the Hotspots Program at the NSW RFS on (02) 8741 5555 or visit the 


Link  Hotspots website (external link).




How do I get involved ?


The NSW Rural Fire Service and NSW Nature Conservation Council are partnering with Wingecarribee Shire Council to deliver fire management training for landholders living or managing properties in bush fire prone areas.


The next Hotspots workshop for residents living in the Wingello / Penrose and Paddy's River area.


Workshop 1 - Planning workshop Autumn 2019 

Workshop 2 - Hazard Reduction Burn Autumn 2019  


PDF   Hotspots Flyer Autumn 2019


To register your interest in attending these workshops contact Bruce Hansen at bruce.hansen@rfs.nsw.gov.au


If you cannot attend these workshops but are interested in other fire workshops or other bushfire preparedness training, contact Council's Bushfire Officer at WSC on (02) 4868 0819.



Canyonleigh Hotspots Workshops (12th April and 3rd May 2018)

The NSW Rural Fire Service and NSW Nature Conservation Council partnered with Wingecarribee Shire Council to deliver 2 free fire management workshops in the Canyonleigh area on the 12th April and 3rd May 2018. 


These workshops were a great success and provided training for landholders living or managing properties in high bushfire risk areas.


Click here to view the video of the Link Canyonleigh Hotspots workshop (external link)


PDFCanyonleigh Site Story (PDF, 1021 KB)


PDF Canyonleigh Workshop Report (PDF, 914 KB)






Last Updated: September 28th, 2018
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