Highlands News

Former Deputy Commissioner to carry out review

dave owens

An independent review will be carried out into Wingecarribee Council’s response following the 2019/20 Black summer bushfires.

This will be done by former NSW Police Deputy Commissioner Dave Owens, who's been a State and Regional Recovery Coordinator and has extensive knowledge into the establishment and running of Recovery Committees and funding applications.

Mr Owens was involved in the NSW Government’s Independent Bushfire Inquiry which resulted in 76 recommendations.

Community workshops maybe organised during the review.

Mr. Owen's draft report will come back to Council by the end of July.

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