Archive: Jun 2014

Council to honour Indigenous soldiers for NAIDOC Week

June 17, 2014Posted in: Community, Events
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on relatives of Australian servicemen and women of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent to share the history of their service as they prepare for this year’s NAIDOC Week celebrations. Council’s Aboriginal Project Officer Joanne Albany explained the concept. “The theme for this year’s NAIDOC Week celebrations is entitled Serving...

Council obtains bus shelter funding

June 16, 2014Posted in: Development, Roads and Assets
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Wingecarribee Shire Council has this month obtained almost $90,000 in grant funding from the NSW Government to upgrade more of the Shire’s bus stops. As part of the Country Passenger Transport Infrastructure Grants Scheme (CPTIGS) funding, three new bus shelters will be constructed in Moss Vale and Burrawang and a further two existing shelters in...

Council secures dual waste grants

June 12, 2014Posted in: Environment
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to establish a community recycling scheme and roll out a waste education campaign after successfully obtaining two waste grants from the NSW State Government. The first part of the grant will see a community recycling facility erected at Council’s Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) designed to encourage the responsible disposal of...

Protecting our birds of prey

June 10, 2014Posted in: Environment
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Our Shire is blessed with an incredibly diverse range of wildlife. One of the most magnificent groups of animals to grace this region are the raptors, more commonly known as birds of prey. Within the Southern Highlands this group includes Eagles, Goshawks, Kestrels, Falcons, Kites, Hawks, Harriers and Owls. Unfortunately, as humans encroach further into...

Kangaroo Recruitment March – History to relive

June 10, 2014Posted in: Events
 

Kangaroo March

This year marks the centenary of the start of the Great War in 1914. A few months after the start of fighting, and after the terrible losses suffered at Gallipolli, enlistment numbers began to fall.  Australia resorted to Recruitment Marches to bolster our numbers fighting abroad.  Many of these marches started in late 1915. One...

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