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A phone call a day to check you’re OK

April 3, 2020 - Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair is urging vulnerable residents concerned with current international events to take advantage of telephone service being offered by the Australian Red Cross. “We’re all acutely aware that we’re dealing... Read More

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Braemar Ave re-opens to single lane traffic

April 6, 2020 - Wingecarribee Shire Council wishes to advise that Braemar Avenue in Braemar is now open to single-lane through traffic. A...

Emergency Extraordinary Meeting called for Friday 27 March

March 26, 2020 - Wingecarribee Shire Council wishes to advise that an Emergency Extraordinary Meeting of Council has been called to take place...

CHANGED TRAFFIC CONDITIONS – Meryla Road, Meryla

March 13, 2020 - Wingecarribee Shire Council wishes to advise that temporary delays are expected as a result of increased construction activities on...

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Bushfire-affected small businesses encouraged to cash in

3 April, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding local business owners that they may be eligible for the NSW Government’s Small Business Support Grants,...

A phone call a day to check you’re OK

3 April, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair is urging vulnerable residents concerned with current international events to take advantage of telephone service being...

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Council closes outdoor playgrounds and skateparks

1 April, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council wishes to advise that playgrounds, skateparks and outdoor fitness stations have temporarily closed to help slow the spread...

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Council to provide COVID-19 relief package for community and business

1 April, 2020

Highland residents and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic will be able to put off paying their rates for the...

Postponement of Local Government Elections

31 March, 2020

Like many businesses across our Shire, nation and indeed the world, Council is currently experiencing significant disruptions to normal operations as...

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Deadline for Community Assistance Scheme extended

30 March, 2020

Community groups and organisations are encouraged to apply for the 2020/2021 Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme, with the deadline being extended until...

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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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Organisation fined for illegal tree destruction in Yerrinbool

23 August, 2019

A Yerrinbool-based organisation has been ordered to pay $25,000 by Moss Vale Local Court following successful prosecution by Wingecarribee Shire Council....

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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...

Household Chemical CleanOut at Council Depot

16 March, 2020

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) in conjunction with Wingecarribee Shire Council will be accepting unwanted chemicals as part of its...

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Council calls on community to support koalas in care

27 February, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Southern Highlands Koala Conservation Project is working with wildlife carers to identify fresh food for injured koalas. Council’s...

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Water restrictions lifted

25 February, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council will remove all existing local water restrictions from Sunday 1 March 2020. Council’s Deputy General Manager Operations, Finance...

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Council calls on volunteers to Step Up to Clean Up

19 February, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging residents and community groups to step up and help keep the Southern Highlands beautiful at a...

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Council declares climate emergency

13 February, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Councillors have voted to declare a Climate Emergency following Wednesday evening’s meeting of Council. A majority of Councillors supported...

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Expressions of Interest called for sculpture competition

3 February, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council and the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens are calling for expressions of interest from artists wishing to participate in...

Temporary suspension of library events

17 March, 2020

As a precaution to slow the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus, Wingecarribee Shire Council is to immediately cancel all public...

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Council calls on volunteers to Step Up to Clean Up

19 February, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging residents and community groups to step up and help keep the Southern Highlands beautiful at a...

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Council to host Bush Fire Community Recovery Meetings

13 February, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council will host two Bush Fire Community Recovery Meetings on Thursday 20 February and Monday 24 February for residents...

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Expressions of Interest called for sculpture competition

3 February, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council and the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens are calling for expressions of interest from artists wishing to participate in...

Councillors vote to allocate federal funds at Extraordinary Meeting

31 January, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Councillors have voted to allocate one million dollars in bush fire relief funds across the Shire’s northern and southern...

Wingecarribee Shire’s top citizens announced

28 January, 2020

Long-time Highland’s volunteer Sidney (Sid) Jeffrey has been named Wingecarribee Shire’s 2020 Australia Day Citizen of the Year. Since moving to...

COVID-19 Rates deferral application now online

8 April, 2020

Application forms for Wingecarribee Shire Council’s COVID-19 deferral of rates and charges are now available for residents and businesses impacted by...

Council to close Civic Centre and Welcome Centre to public

25 March, 2020

As a precaution to slow the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus, Wingecarribee Shire Council will temporarily close its Civic Centre...

Newly configured Council Chambers to facilitate social distancing

New Council Meeting arrangements

24 March, 2020

As a precaution to slow the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus, Wingecarribee Shire Council will restrict the number of members...

Construction recommences on Bundanoon Skate Park

4 March, 2020

Construction on the long-awaited Bundanoon Skate Park has recommenced following the disruption caused by the summer bush fires and record rains....

Mayoral Relief Fund update

26 February, 2020

Less than eight weeks since the outbreak of the first bush fire to hit the Southern Highlands and Wingecarribee Shire’s Mayoral...

Councillors vote to waive all bush fire rebuilding costs

11 February, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Councillors have voted to waive all Council fees for bush fire affected residents wishing to rebuild. In a unanimous...

Resource Recovery Centre to prioritise local businesses

7 April, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents that the Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) remains open for essential business. “Over the last week...

Fire and flood force closure of Wombeyan Caves Road

26 February, 2020

Wombeyan Caves Road, between Goodman’s Ford and Wombeyan Caves, will remain off limits as Council staff begin the task of assessing...

Counting the cost of the bush fires

14 February, 2020

On Monday 10 February the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) declared both the Green Wattle Creek and Morton Fires ‘Out’...

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Pedestrians urged to ‘Look out before you step out’

10 February, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council has been installing road stencils at pedestrian crossings, intersections and pedestrian refuges throughout the Shire in a bid...

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Structural bracing to be installed at Mittagong Playhouse

28 January, 2020

External bracing is set to be erected at the Mittagong Playhouse as Council begins the process of repairing the heritage building....

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Councils working together

14 January, 2020

As part of a collaborative arrangement between Wollondilly and Wingecarribee Councils, Wollondilly Council is extending the free bushfire waste drop-off service...

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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...

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Council calls for 2018 Tulip Time charity partner

3 October, 2017

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from charities wishing to become the official charity partner for next year’s Tulip...