Archive: May 2016

Mayor clarifies KFC and Woolworths petrol legal costs

May 27, 2016Posted in: Development
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Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Larry Whipper has today refuted supposed costs reported in some sections of the media said to have cost Council regarding the Land and Environment Court’s decision to allow the KFC restaurant and Woolworths service station development applications to proceed in Mittagong. “The figures reported today are simply not true,” the Mayor said. ...

Council secures over $1 million in Black Spot funding

May 27, 2016Posted in: Roads and Assets
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Wingecarribee Shire Council has secured over $1 million in grant funding from the Australian Federal Government to rectify four local ‘black spots’. In total $1,051,780 has been allocated as part of the Australian Government’s Black Spot Programme to remedy traffic accident sites within the Shire. In a bid to improve safety, $360,000 has been allotted...

Making sure your donation counts and doesn’t cost

May 25, 2016Posted in: Other
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Donating to charities never goes out of fashion. Your good quality clothes, books, music and bric-a-brac not only get a new lease of life, but they also support Australians doing it tough and help reduce landfill. Remember though that charities are unable to accept items that are soiled, damaged or broken.  Doing so only takes...

Wise Up to scams

May 25, 2016Posted in: Community
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In a bid to reduce crime as part of the recently adopted Community Safety Plan, Wingecarribee Shire Council is working with local Police and community representatives to remind Highlanders to wise up to scams and frauds. The announcement comes as part of this month’s National Consumer Fraud Week which revealed that more than 105,000 scams...