Archive: Dec 2013

Illawarra and Wingecarribee Aboriginal alliance selected for State inclusion

December 18, 2013Posted in: Community
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The Shire’s local Aboriginal community groups have welcomed the news that the Illawarra South East region will take part in a new community initiative designed to grow capacity and increase decision making powers in Aboriginal communities across the State. Called Local Decision Making, the program is a key initiative of OCHRE (Opportunity, Choice, Healing, Responsibility,...

Southern Highlands leads the way with polystyrene recycling

December 18, 2013Posted in: Environment
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Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Resource Recovery Centre continues to lead the way in waste minimisation through the recycling of polystyrene. “In just over a year more than 9000 cubic metres, or almost enough polystyrene to fill four Olympic-sized swimming pools, has been compacted ready for use in new products,” Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Juliet Arkwright said....

Parents reminded of dangers of supplying alcohol to minors

December 18, 2013Posted in: Community
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With schools on the verge of breaking up for the year, Wingecarribee Shire Council is re-launching a safety campaign to remind parents and guardians of their responsibility ensuring teenagers under the age of 18 are not supplied with alcohol this festive season. Now in its second year, the campaign entitled, “The Secondary Supply – Don’t...

Keep an eye out for wandering koalas

December 18, 2013Posted in: Environment
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It’s estimated October’s Hall Road bush fire will have ramifications across the Shire’s northern villages for years to come, but for Yerrinbool’s hidden koala population, the impact was immediately devastating. “Within weeks of the fire, Council started receiving reports from out Yerrinbool and Bargo way from people who’d witnessed koalas encroaching on residential properties,” said...

Wingecarribee Seniors Directory now available

December 17, 2013Posted in: Community
 

Local service information for the Shire’s senior citizens has become easier to find with the launch of the 2014-15 Wingecarribee Seniors Directory. Launched in late November, the new issue entitled ‘Living Locally’, contains a comprehensive list of activities and contacts for the seniors of the Southern Highlands. Chairman of the Seniors Working Group, Councillor Ian...