Archive: Apr 2015

Record haul for Household Chemical CleanOut Day

April 30, 2015Posted in: Environment, Events
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It’s official! Wingecarribee Shire Council and the NSW Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA) 2015 Household Chemical CleanOut campaign has been the most successful yet. Held on 11 April, more than 30,000 kilos of chemicals were surrendered during the day-long amnesty. “This figure represents a massive 45 per cent increase on the amount of chemicals that were...

Mayor invites community groups to apply for funding

April 29, 2015Posted in: Community
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Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Duncan Gair is urging local community groups to apply for funding under the annual Wingecarribee ClubsGrants Scheme. “I encourage all local not-for-profit community organisations across the Shire to take advantage of this scheme and apply for essential funding,” he said. Under the scheme, which is the result of approximately 500 clubs...

FREE Child Restraint Checking Day

April 24, 2015Posted in: Events, Roads and Assets
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How secure is your child’s restraint? Every year, many children are injured – or worse – in car crashes. Many of these incidents could be prevented or reduced if the right child car seat is correctly used. Council’s Road Safety Officer, Melanie Lausz, is encouraging parents to ensure their child seats are fitted correctly at...

Council asks residents to report Election posters

April 24, 2015Posted in: Roads and Assets
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding people having erected posters and advertising in the lead up to the March State election that all remaining flyers should now be removed. “The State election is now done and dusted but we’re still responding to reports of old posters being sighted,” said Council’s Senior Ranger Troy McGlynn. “Whilst the...

Council to host sustainability workshops via Environmental Trust

April 24, 2015Posted in: Environment, Events
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Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) is set to host a series of free sustainability workshops following a successful grant from the NSW Environmental Trust. The free workshops will target residential waste and explain how households can waste less food and save money in the process. “Each year households across NSW throw away more...