Archive: Aug 2016

Get ready for the Bush Fire Challenge

August 24, 2016Posted in: Events
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With the warmer weather just around the corner, Wingecarribee Shire Council is urging locals to sign up and get ready for this year’s bush fire season. Organised in conjunction with the Southern Highlands Rural Fire Service, the ‘Six Week Get Ready Challenge’ sees recipients receive weekly emails with tips to help prepare their families and...

Mittagong Pool to close for summer swim season

August 18, 2016Posted in: Roads and Assets
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Council’s Finance Committee has recommended that the Mittagong Swim Pool not open for the 2016/17 swim season following the East Coast Low storm event which lashed the Shire in early June. Council will consider this recommendation and confirm its position at the Ordinary Council Meeting on Wednesday 24 August. Extensive inspections by engineers have revealed...

BPAY View and e-billing come to Council

August 16, 2016Posted in: Other
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Customers of Wingecarribee Shire Council can now choose to have their Rates Notices and Water and Sewerage Accounts delivered direct to their In-boxes. Council’s Chief Financial Officer, Richard Mooney explained the benefit of the new service. “For some time our customers have been telling us they wanted greater choice and convenience,” he said. “In response...

Asbestos found at Resource Recovery Centre

August 3, 2016Posted in: Other
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Wingecarribee Shire Council has today confirmed a small amount of asbestos has been found in a sample of crushed concrete at Council’s Resource Recovery Centre (RRC). The white asbestos (chrysotile) was confirmed via routine laboratory testing. At this stage the amount of asbestos found is unknown.  Further tests are currently being undertaken.  Council is undertaking...