Archive: Oct 2016

Council hosts Cycle for Active Transport workshops

October 31, 2016Posted in: Events, Roads and Assets
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to host a series of free cycling workshops just in time for summer. Council’s Road Safety Officer Melanie Lausz said three Cycle for Active Transport workshops would be held throughout the months of November and December. “These workshops are designed to help residents who perhaps haven’t ridden for a while...

FREE Child Restraint Checking Day

October 31, 2016Posted 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 the impact reduced if the right child car seat is correctly used. Current laws state that children up to the age of six months must be secured in...

Council recovers $9.5 million in CDO investments

October 28, 2016Posted in: Other
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Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Ken Halstead has today announced Council has recovered lost capital totalling $9.5 million relating to failed collaterised debt obligations (CDO’s) sold to Council by failed investment bank Lehman Brothers Australia. The news comes after a briefing to councillors in closed session at Wednesday evening’s Ordinary Meeting of Council. In total $9,506,387...

Council wastewater project result exceeds expectations

October 27, 2016Posted in: Roads and Assets
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A Wingecarribee Shire Council project to replace old and damaged sewer mains has seen a massive reduction in wastewater discharged into local waterways. More than 180 million litres of wastewater per year is expected to be reduced from the Bowral catchment area as a result of a $1.65 million joint renewal project with WaterNSW. Council’s...

Don’t dump on charities

October 25, 2016Posted in: Community
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Wingecarribee Shire Council Rangers are seeking information regarding the recent dumping of used furniture outside the Mittagong branch of St Vincent de Paul. “Security vision captured two men dumping a well-worn lounge outside the rear of the Mittagong charity just after 9pm on Friday 14 October,” said Council’s Senior Ranger Troy McGlynn. “If anyone has...