Archive: May 2017

Council to undertake smoke testing of sewers

May 31, 2017Posted in: Roads and Assets
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to begin a smoke-testing program across Moss Vale, Berrima and East Bowral over the coming months. The program involves Council’s contractor pumping an odourless smoke or dense mist into the sewerage system to detect faults and illegal connections. “Smoke testing is a common maintenance technique we use to identify potential...

Council celebrates World Environment Week

May 30, 2017Posted in: Environment, Events
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Bush walking in the Southern Highlands

Wingecarribee Shire Council and the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service are celebrating World Environment Week this June with a Week of Wonderful Walks and Talks. World Environment Week is in celebration of the UN-recognised World Environment Day held on June 5. This year’s World Environment Day theme is Connecting People to Nature and encourages...

Draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan on exhibition

May 25, 2017Posted in: Community
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from residents after councillors endorsed the draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2017-2021 for public consultation at last night’s Council Meeting. Council’s Ageing and Disability Officer, Nicola Robson explained the purpose of the draft plan on public exhibition. “Developed in consultation with the community, the plan represents Council’s commitment to...

Council hosts Aboriginal Community Art project

May 22, 2017Posted in: Community, Events
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Wingecarribee Reconciliation Group Inc.Wingecarribee Reconciliation Group Inc.

In 1967 Australians voted overwhelmingly to amend the constitution to include Aboriginal people in the Census. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this historic occasion, Wingecarribee Shire Council and the Wingecarribee Reconciliation Group Inc. will be hosting a Community Art Project. Council’s Aboriginal Community Development Officer Melissa Wiya spoke about the ramifications of the Referendum...