A councillor has hit out at the lack of submission from Wingecarribee Shire Council to the Royal Commission in to National Natural Disasters.
The fires across December and January resulted in a loss of lives, property and wildlife, with more than 80 homes in the Southern Highlands lost.
Councillor Garry Turland said that the submission was an operational issue and not a councillor issue.
"This was the only council that did not put a submission in to the royal commission. Why?," he said.
"The reason why the royal commission wants submissions is because they want to know the failures in the system.
"That's an operational issue, for instance the water problem and the power problem in Balmoral is an operational issue not a councillor issue.
"That's exactly what the royal commission wants to know what failures occurred so it doesn't happen again and so we can put protocol and policies in place to stop it from happening again."
A Wingecarribee Shire Council spokesman said council did not make a submission to the royal commission.
Mayor Duncan Gair said that he had spoken to council staff and that they would enter a late submission to the Royal Commission in to National Natural Disasters.
"We request that the Royal Inquiry consider our late submission," he said.
The General Manager, Ann Prendergast, was contacted for comment.
The Royal Commission in to National Natural Disasters will examine coordination, preparedness for, response to and recovery from disasters.
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