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Council adopts Rural Tourism Policy

November 15, 2019 - Wingecarribee Shire Councillors have voted to adopt the Shire’s first Rural Tourism Policy. Council’s Group Manager Planning, Development and Regulatory Services, Nick Wilton, explained how the policy would benefit the Shire. “Tourism-related activities provide... Read More

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Braemar stormwater works

November 18, 2019 - Wingecarribee Shire Council wishes to advise that preliminary works for the construction of stormwater improvement works on Braemar Avenue...

Temporary closure of Mittagong Pool

October 24, 2019 - Wingecarribee Shire Council wishes to advise that Mittagong Swimming Centre, located on Hawkins Drive in Mittagong, has been temporarily...

Changed traffic conditions on Kirkham Road, Bowral

October 14, 2019 - Wingecarribee Shire Council wishes to advise that utility service relocation works on Kirkham Road in Bowral are scheduled to...

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Council carries out water upgrades

8 November, 2019

Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to embark on a comprehensive water improvement program involving multiple towns and villages across the Shire....

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Deputy Premier’s roadshow to visit Exeter

5 November, 2019

Representatives from the NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro will visit the village of Exeter on Monday 11 November 2019. Staff from...

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Christmas Art Competition open to Shire’s youth

4 November, 2019

Wingecarribee Shire Council and the Southern Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Industry are encouraging local youth to enter the 2019 Christmas...

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The show will go on – at Chevalier College!

4 November, 2019

The Highlands Theatre Group’s production of Anne of Green Gables has found a new home at Chevalier College’s Performing Arts Centre....

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Bowral Pool opens early for summer swim season

30 October, 2019

Wingecarribee Shire Council has brought forward the opening of the Bowral Swimming Centre with the facility opening at 3.00pm on Wednesday...

Council launches new look arts and culture website

28 October, 2019

Wingecarribee Shire Council has this week launched a new look website to support our thriving arts community. The Southern Highlands Arts...

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...

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Council undertakes review of engineering specifications

13 June, 2019

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reviewing its entire suite of engineering specifications in a bid to provide the local design and construction...

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Outdoor advertising and signage criteria

11 June, 2019

Changes to outdoor advertising rules have led Wingecarribee Shire Council to remind ratepayers of enforceable regulations relating to the placement of...

Draft Pool Barrier Policy on exhibition

31 May, 2019

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from residents after Councillors voted to place Council’s draft Swimming Pool Barrier Policy and Guidelines...

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Council launches new citizen science program

4 November, 2019

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging residents to get involved in a new citizen science biodiversity monitoring program. The Southern Highlands Nature...

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NSW Government fund local councils under Regional Capacity Building Program

27 September, 2019

The Canberra Region Joint Organisation (CRJO) has been awarded funding of $840,000 from the EPA under the Council Regional Capacity Building...

Don’t trust the dirt dealer

18 September, 2019

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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Council’s sustainability efforts pay-off

6 September, 2019

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Duncan Gair has commended a Council-led program for reducing Council’s energy consumption and costs for the 2018/19...

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Bush Fire Danger Period starts early

6 September, 2019

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair is urging residents to remain vigilant to the threat of fire as the NSW Rural Fire...

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Magpie season swoops in

4 September, 2019

Springtime may herald new blooms and blossoms but for much of our native birdlife, it also signals the start of nesting...

Council launches new look arts and culture website

28 October, 2019

Wingecarribee Shire Council has this week launched a new look website to support our thriving arts community. The Southern Highlands Arts...

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Put second hand first at this year’s Garage Sale Trail

15 October, 2019

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging residents to put second hand first by shopping the Garage Sale Trail this weekend. Now in...

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Celebrating NSW Small Business Month

8 October, 2019

Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to celebrate NSW Small Business Month with two free workshops for business owners in the Southern...

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HSC Pause 4 Paws Study days at Bowral Library

2 October, 2019

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Library Services team are inviting students preparing for their year 12 exams to join them for a study...

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Shire welcomes Ambassador to Netherlands

13 September, 2019

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair has this week welcomed Mr Matthew Neuhaus, Australia’s Ambassador to the Netherlands, on a visit to...

Australia Day nominations now being called

10 September, 2019

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on residents to nominate their fellow citizens for next year’s Australia Day Awards. Nominations are now...

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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,...

Council calls for 2020 Election suggestions

23 October, 2019

With less than twelve months until the 2020 Local Government Elections, Wingecarribee Shire Council is asking for suggestions on how Council...

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Bikes bound for Kununurra depart RRC

1 October, 2019

The remote Western Australian community of Kununurra is set to benefit from the generosity of Southern Highlanders with the imminent arrival...

Council calls for Plant and Equipment Hire Tenders

20 September, 2019

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling for tenders for the provision of Plant and Equipment Hire (Tender No. 6330/19.30). The Plant and...

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Council rolls out new phone system

29 August, 2019

Wingecarribee Shire Council will be switching over to a new phone system on Friday 30 August 2019. Chief Information Officer John...

Wingecarribee Heritage Grants now open

28 August, 2019

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on owners of heritage properties to apply for funding as part of this year’s Wingecarribee Heritage...

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Whites Creek Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan on exhibition

1 November, 2019

Wingecarribee Shire Council is asking residents to view and provide comment on the recently updated Whites Creek Floodplain Risk Management Study...

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Mittagong Playhouse closure

25 October, 2019

The Mittagong Playhouse is to close effective immediately following the discovery of a structural fault in the building’s roof. Staff of...

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Council calls on residents to help make every drop count

16 October, 2019

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents of its ongoing Water Wise Initiatives designed to ensure our Shire’s water supply remains safe,...

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Mittagong Pool first to open for summer swim season

9 October, 2019

Mittagong Swimming Centre will be the first of Council’s public pools to open for the forthcoming swim season. Refurbished at the...

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Mayor Gair thanks wind storm responders

12 September, 2019

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair has praised Council’s Infrastructure Services staff for their role in cleaning up after last weekend’s wild...

Draft Road Maintenance Policy on exhibition

4 September, 2019

Wingecarribee Shire Council is asking residents to view and provide comment on its draft Road Maintenance Policy which went on public...

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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...

Tulip Time 2017 late to bloom but still a success

28 September, 2017

The 57th Southern Highlands Tulip Time Festival has been hailed a success with over 34,000 visitors flocking through the gates of...