Thursday 18 December
Local Fire Danger
STATUTORY (BUSH) FIRE DANGER PERIOD
(1st Oct 2014 - 31st Mar 2015)
NO FIRES IN THE OPEN
WITHOUT A PERMIT
(FDI rating for: Thu 18 Dec 2014)
Clare Valley, Wamboin, from Millpost Hill
WCA On-Line is an extension of the activities of the Wamboin Community Association, an on-line source for information such as our community newsletter, The Whisper, details of upcoming events, local news, and contact information for community groups that are active in the Wamboin area.
The Wamboin Community Association meets on the third Tuesday of every month, except January, at 7.30 pm, at the Wamboin Community Hall located at 112 Bingley Way, Wamboin. Residents, visitors and anyone interested in the Wamboin Community are welcome.
BUSH FIRE DANGER PERIOD
BUSHFIRE DANGER PERIOD
(1 October – 31 March)
The statutory bush fire danger period (NSW Rural Fires Act 1997) runs from 1st October to 31st March. This is the time when our area and elsewhere in the State are particularly prone to the threat of wildfire. It is also the time when you need to have your Bushfire Survival Plan prepared and be ready to implement, sometimes at very short notice.
To report fires or smoke sightings ALWAYS ring Triple Zero (000)
Burning off, if you must do it at all, should be reserved for the cooler months of the year. If, however, you are planning to light a fire in the open between 1st October and 31st March, you will need a Fire Permit.
What's on in Wamboin
Now – 8:00 pm Sunday 21 December 2014
Extended Deadline for the
WWoW Christmas Mailbox or Gate Decorating Event
Great news! The Wonderful Women of Wamboin have extended the deadline for submissions for the Christmas gate and letterbox decorating competition.
By 8pm SUNDAY 21 DECEMBER submit a photo of your mailbox or gate by email to email@example.com along with your name, age if under 13, address and telephone number.
Involve children and grandchildren, and your own inner child. Have fun and show what a spirited community we are.
Winners will receive their prize-winning baskets on MONDAY 22 DECEMBER.Read more
Friday 19 December 2014, 7.00pm
Wamboin Community Christmas Carols
Everyone is invited to come along and:
|Join in the singing of Christmas Carols (both traditional and modern), ably led by our local musicians|
|Listen to a special performance by the Playgroup children|
|Experience the Christmas Story, as presented by the children of Wamboin|
|Give generously to the Giving Tree, for distribution by the Salvos|
|Say Hi to Santa when he arrives on his special transport, a Fire Truck|
|Enjoy the traditional free sausage sizzle (There will be a donation box with all proceeds going to the Salvos)|
|Soothe your tired vocal chords with a cold drink|
Saturday 20 December 2014, 9.00am – 12.00pm
Wamboin Home Produce Market
Come and enjoy the friendly community atmosphere of your very own local produce market day.Read more
In the News
Local Bird Observations
The March 2004 edition of the Wamboin Whisper had an article by David and Kathy Cook in which they provided a comprehensive list of the birds that they had observed at their Weeroona Drive property. This list has been recently updated and is now available on the website.Read more
Pile Burn Advisory
Are you considering lighting a Pile Burn? Are you properly prepared, and have you followed all necessary steps to remain within the law? The Wamboin Fire Brigade has compiled an advisory to assist you in your preparations, and to inform you of your obligations - before you light up.Read more
Wamboin Curry Recipes
With a little more organisation, we're hoping to build on our small collection of recipes with those for the creations presented at this year's event. If you would like to submit your recipe, and all curry cooks on the night are encouraged to do so, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will compile the contributions and advise interested parties on how we plan to distribute the product in due course. Of course, if your creation needs to maintain a degree of secrecy in the build-up to the event, we understand, but please consider submitting your magic formula after it has received the adulation of the assembled masses.