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2021 Arts Trail called off

September 10, 2021
Wingecarribee Shire Council has regretfully announced that the 2021 Arts Trail will not proceed due to ongoing challenges presented by COVID-19. “The health and safety of our community is always the most important factor... Read More

Temporary changes to SRLX cattle viewing

September 17, 2021 Wingecarribee Shire Council wishes to advise livestock buyers seeking to purchasing cattle at the Southern Regional Livestock Exchange (SRLX)... Read More

Temporary closure of Corbett Gardens

September 10, 2021 Wingecarribee Shire Council wishes to advise that Corbett Gardens in Bowral will be temporarily closed to the public on... Read More

Interim Administrator calls Extraordinary Meeting

August 27, 2021 Wingecarribee Shire Council will hold an Extraordinary Meeting on Monday 30 August 2021. Council’s Interim Administrator Mr Viv May... Read More

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2021 Arts Trail called off

10 September, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council has regretfully announced that the 2021 Arts Trail will not proceed due to ongoing challenges presented by COVID-19....

Council brings back Christmas cheer

9 September, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to ring in the festive season following the overnight adoption of several yuletide recommendations. Central to...

Draft Penrose Village Park Plan of Management on exhibition

16 August, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from the community after Council’s Interim Administrator Mr Viv May endorsed the public exhibition of...

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Support to local business and our community: COVID-19 financial relief package

13 August, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council has reactivated its hardship policy and will defer rates and charges for businesses and residents affected by the...

Council to provide greater opportunities for community participation

13 August, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Interim Administrator Mr Viv May has adopted an amended Code of Meeting Practice in a bid to ensure...

Council chambers 2021

Council Meeting highlights – Wednesday 11 August

12 August, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Ordinary Meeting of Wednesday 11 August began with a Minute by Council’s Interim Administrator Mr Viv May. Within...

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Interim Administrator adopts Local Housing Strategy

15 July, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Interim Administrator Viv May has adopted and commended Council’s Local Housing Strategy and Local Strategy Planning Statement during...

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Commissioner releases Small Business Report

18 June, 2021

The NSW Small Business Commissioner has delivered a report into small business relationships and support across the Southern Highlands following the...

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Interim Administrator calls for resident feedback

8 April, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Interim Administrator Mr Viv May is calling on residents and professional advisors who have had recent interaction with...

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Community reps called for Local Planning Panel

31 March, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling for applications from interested community members to join an Interim Independent Advisory Assessment Panel. Community members...

Record developments drive Highlands boom

12 February, 2021

Development Applications received and processed by Wingecarribee Shire Council over the summer period reveal the Southern Highlands is experiencing a building...

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Council launches revised Engineering Specifications

15 January, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council has completed a review of its engineering specifications in a bid to provide the local design and construction...

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Julia Zemiro to host the Southern Highlands’ Koala Karaoke Party!

13 September, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council has combed the Southern Highlands for crooning koalas to join them in a world-first Koala Karaoke Party. The...

Project Sustainable Us

27 August, 2021

Do you know a local sustainability champion? Wingecarribee Shire Council is looking for unsung local champions who are helping to drive...

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Bushfire survey open to public

24 June, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting Shire residents to take part in an online survey about Council’s response to the 2019/20 Black...

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Council responds to EPA odour action

23 June, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council has commended the NSW Environment Protection Agency (EPA) for intervening in an ongoing odour issue emanating from the...

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Ten tips to reduce winter air pollution

3 June, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council is asking residents to check their wood heaters to boost efficiency and help improve air quality this winter....

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Backyard Burning Do’s and Don’ts

1 April, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents of the need for continued fire safety vigilance despite the close of the Bushfire Danger...

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Julia Zemiro to host the Southern Highlands’ Koala Karaoke Party!

13 September, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council has combed the Southern Highlands for crooning koalas to join them in a world-first Koala Karaoke Party. The...

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2021 Arts Trail called off

10 September, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council has regretfully announced that the 2021 Arts Trail will not proceed due to ongoing challenges presented by COVID-19....

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Take up the challenge and go plastic free this July

8 June, 2021

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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Applications now open for 2021 Arts Trail

4 June, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling for applications from artists, studios and galleries for this year’s Southern Highlands Arts Trail. “The Arts...

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Community Recovery Concert success

5 May, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Community Recovery Concert has been hailed a success with over 1,000 people attending the Moss Vale Showground on...

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Council to celebrate Compost Awareness Week

19 April, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to celebrate International Compost Awareness Week with free activities to promote the benefits of composting. International...

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Hampers sharing a taste of the Highlands

16 September, 2021

Council’s Destination Southern Highlands team have been working with local businesses to prepare hampers for our neighbours in nearby Campbelltown. The...

Council chambers 2021

Council Meeting highlights – Wednesday 8 September

9 September, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Ordinary Meeting of Wednesday 8 September began with a Minute by Council’s Interim Administrator Mr Viv May. Within...

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Grant applications made easy with Council

3 September, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council has subscribed to a comprehensive grant database to help identify and capture greater grant opportunities for the Southern...

Interim Administrator welcomes Hume Coal decision

3 September, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Interim Administrator Viv May has welcomed the state’s Independent Planning Commission’s decision to block plans for a new...

Council chambers 2021

Council Meeting highlights

31 August, 2021

The Extraordinary Meeting of Monday 30 August began with the announcement of three Directors as part of the revised Council structure....

General Manager announces appointment of Directors

30 August, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire General Manager Lisa Miscamble has today announced the appointment of three Directors. The appointments are part of the newly...

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Council approves construction of new Animal Shelter

9 September, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire’s new purpose-built Animal Shelter will be co-located adjacent to a new State Emergency Service (SES) building that will house...

Repair works to commence on Wombeyan Caves Road

6 September, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to begin rehabilitation works on Wombeyan Caves Road thanks to $5.6 million in joint funding from...

Resource Recovery Centre open for essential service operators

25 August, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) is now accepting waste from essential service operators. Essential services are classified as commercial...

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Council to introduce bulk waste kerbside collection

23 August, 2021

Eligible residents across the Shire will soon be able to take advantage of a Bulk Waste Kerbside Collection Service following a...

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Mittagong Pool to remain closed for 2021/22 swim season

5 August, 2021

Mittagong Swimming Pool will remain closed for the upcoming summer swim season following a decision from Council’s Interim Administrator Mr Viv...

Increased COVID testing for sewage treatment plants

30 July, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council is working with NSW Health to increase COVID testing schedules at Council’s Sewage Treatment Plants in a bid...

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Hampers sharing a taste of the Highlands

16 September, 2021

Council’s Destination Southern Highlands team have been working with local businesses to prepare hampers for our neighbours in nearby Campbelltown. The...

Tulip Time 2021 goes virtual!

26 August, 2021

The Southern Highlands annual Tulip Time festival in Corbett Gardens is to be transformed into an online virtual tour following uncertainty...

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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...