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Temporary closure of Civic Centre

July 14, 2020 - Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Moss Vale Civic Centre will be temporarily closed to the public following water damage. Heavy overnight...

Temporary closure of Civic Centre – Friday 26 June

June 24, 2020 - Public access to Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Moss Vale Civic Centre will be temporarily suspended this Friday 26 June 2020....

Pathway construction – Mittagong Road

May 20, 2020 - Wingecarribee Shire Council wishes to advise that footpath construction works are scheduled to commence adjacent to Mittagong Road, Bowral...

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Supporting bushfire-affected communities

11 August, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council in partnership with the NSW Government is launching a Social Recovery Small Grants Program to support communities recovering...

Mayor urges continued COVID-19 vigilance

15 July, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair is encouraging Highland residents to stay COVID-Safe in the wake of the recent surge in COVID-19...

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Southern Highlands Destination Plan on exhibition

15 July, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from the community after Councillors endorsed the public exhibition of the Draft Southern Highlands Destination...

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Council awards funds to 51 community projects

13 July, 2020

Community groups, schools, sports clubs, cultural groups and volunteer organisations are some of the local groups set to receive crucial funding...

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Lackey Park Concept Masterplan on exhibition

30 June, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from the community after Councillors endorsed the public exhibition of the Lackey Park Regional Sporting...

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Working towards a Plastic Free Wingecarribee

30 June, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is once again participating in Plastic Free July and is encouraging the local community to take part in...

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Agribusiness and Equine Strategy to shine light on Shire

28 May, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council in partnership with Destination Sydney Surrounds South is set to develop an Agribusiness and Equine Strategy to showcase...

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Information sessions to discuss planning documents

28 April, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council will hold a series of information sessions starting Friday 1 May 2020 to discuss the draft Wingecarribee Local...

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Construction hours extended to support industry

8 April, 2020

In the lead up to the Easter break Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents of changes to construction hours introduced to...

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Highland businesses back up and running

22 January, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair has welcomed the announcement by the Rural Fire Service (RFS) declaring the Shire safe to visit...

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Managing vegetation prior to and after a bush fire

17 January, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is urging residents to familiarise themselves with local and State requirements before clearing trees and vegetation from around...

Local Housing Strategy to set direction for future residential developments

2 September, 2019

Wingecarribee Shire Councillors have agreed that no further Planning Proposals involving residential development will be supported until the completion of the...

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Climate change action in Operational Plan

10 July, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s 2020/2021 Operational Plan and Budget will include eight delivery items relating to climate change action following its adoption...

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Working towards a Plastic Free Wingecarribee

30 June, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is once again participating in Plastic Free July and is encouraging the local community to take part in...

Don’t trust the dirt dealer

12 June, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is urging residents of the Shire to be wary of operators offering ‘free fill’ following a spate of...

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Join the Glossy Black-Cockatoo Count

27 May, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging landholders to participate in the Glossy Black-Cockatoo Bird Count this weekend. “The glossy black-cockatoo is a...

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Backyard Burning Do’s and Don’ts

22 May, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council in conjunction with NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) and Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) are reminding residents of...

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Preparing your Wood Heater

14 April, 2020

With a cool chill in the autumn air, Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents to check their wood heaters before they...

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Working towards a Plastic Free Wingecarribee

30 June, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is once again participating in Plastic Free July and is encouraging the local community to take part in...

Free workshops to help youth foster skills

23 June, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is offering a series of free workshops to support the development of skills in young people aged 12...

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Stay warm and breathe easy this winter

29 May, 2020

As the cooler weather sets in, Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents to check their wood heaters before lighting up. Council’s...

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Join the Glossy Black-Cockatoo Count

27 May, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging landholders to participate in the Glossy Black-Cockatoo Bird Count this weekend. “The glossy black-cockatoo is a...

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Be drawn in to Council’s Community Art Project

25 May, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting residents to participate in a community art project that will feature in Council’s Civic Centre Foyer...

Applications open for 2020 Art Trail

22 May, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling for galleries, studios and artists wishing to participate in this year’s Southern Highlands Art Trail to...

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Pizza vendor prosecuted for illegal operations

10 August, 2020

A mobile pizza shop illegally operating from a shipping container in Colo Vale has been closed with the operator ordered to...

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Mayor announces Councillor Markwart’s resignation

4 August, 2020

It is with regret that I advise of the resignation of Councillor Gordon Markwart. Councillor Markwart’s resignation is effective immediately and...

Mayor announces departure of General Manager

29 July, 2020

Mayor Duncan Gair has today announced the departure of the Shire’s General Manager, Ms Ann Prendergast. Mayor Gair said the release...

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Council adopts 2020/21 Operational Plan and Budget

10 July, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Councillors have adopted the Operational Plan and Budget for the upcoming 2020/21 Financial Year. Mayor Duncan Gair said the...

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Climate change action in Operational Plan

10 July, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s 2020/2021 Operational Plan and Budget will include eight delivery items relating to climate change action following its adoption...

Bowral Library to ease further restrictions as of 1 July

29 June, 2020

A further easing of restrictions and conditions will take place at the Bowral Central Library following the successful reopening of the...

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Playground repairs delayed due to border closure

11 August, 2020

Repairs to the playground at the David Woods Playing Fields in Bowral have been temporary delayed following the State’s border closure...

Station Street Upgrade design approved

4 August, 2020

Final concept designs for the upgrade of Station Street in Bowral have been issued following endorsement from Council. Council green lit...

Artists impression of Lackey Park grandstand

Competition set to resume on Council sports fields

1 July, 2020

Council sports fields have reopened for competition following the overnight advice from the NSW Office of Local Government. The approval to...

Artists impression of Lackey Park grandstand

Lackey Park Concept Masterplan on exhibition

30 June, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from the community after Councillors endorsed the public exhibition of the Lackey Park Regional Sporting...

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Council’s community centres and halls set to reopen

19 June, 2020

Council-managed community centres and halls across the Shire will progressively reopen as of Tuesday 23 June as COVID-19 restrictions are eased...

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Playspace Strategy on exhibition

17 June, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from the community after Councillors unanimously endorsed the public exhibition of the draft Playspace Strategy....

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Tulip Time pruned back due to COVID-19

5 May, 2020

The Southern Highlands annual Tulip Time is to be cut back in the wake of COVID-19 but organisers promise the floral...

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Sharing the Love with the Southern Highlands

12 February, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Destination Southern Highlands team is set to launch a new tourism and economic recovery campaign aimed at enticing...

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Council adopts Rural Tourism Policy

15 November, 2019

Wingecarribee Shire Councillors have voted to adopt the Shire’s first Rural Tourism Policy. Council’s Group Manager Planning, Development and Regulatory Services,...

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Council appoints Economic Development and Tourism Coordinators

2 July, 2019

Wingecarribee Shire Council has today appointed Jan Campbell as Coordinator of Economic Development and Izabella Lane as Coordinator of Tourism. The...

Council sets a new direction for Economic Development in the Shire

6 March, 2019

Wingecarribee Shire Council has today announced that the corporate portfolio of Economic Development will be merged with the existing Tourism portfolio....

Lightning strikes twice for award winning Mittagong Caravan Park

20 November, 2018

Mittagong Caravan Park has been awarded Best Inland Caravan Park for a second successive year by the Caravan & Camping Industry...