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More bushfire vegetation removal funding

wingello burning

Wingecarribee Council has secured a $4.59 million dollar funding grant from the Environment Protection Authority to clear thousands of tonnes of bushfire damaged trees.

Council was one of 15 regional councils to receive funding and the focus will be on the Shire’s bushfire-impacted villages including Balmoral, Bundanoon, Exeter, Wingello, Penrose and the Wombeyan Caves area.

Director of Communities and Place, Geoff King said the grant would help the Shire’s bushfire impacted communities continue to move forward.

“A massive amount of green waste was generated right across our Shire,

“The ongoing clean-up will continue to take years and while much has already been done, this funding will go a long way to clearing thousands more burnt trees,”Mr. King said.

Image: Wingello Village Store

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