A damning review has found a suspended council in the Southern Highlands was grossly under-prepared for the Black Summer bushfires, and leadership was “non-existent,” as dozens of families grappled with the loss of their homes.
- A review of the suspended Wingecarribee Council’s handling of the 2019/20 bushfires finds it lacked leadership and did not have an appropriate plan in place
- The report, conducted by a consultant and tabled by interim administrator Viv May, has made 44 recommendations.
- Residents say the felt “on their own” during the ordeal, which destroyed dozens of homes in the shire
Wingecarribee Council’s interim administrator, Viv May, tabled the 100-page report at an extraordinary meeting this week.
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