Archive: Jul 2017

Changes to Backyard Burning Policy adopted

July 31, 2017Posted in: Environment
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Wingecarribee Shire Council’s updated Urban Backyard Burning of Vegetation Policy was last week formally adopted following unanimous support by Councillors. Adopted at Wednesday 26 July’s Ordinary Meeting of Council, the policy sets out changes to Council’s previous position on backyard burning. Council’s Manager of Environment and Sustainability, Barry Arthur said the most significant changes involved...

Green light given for Council’s revised Investment Policy

July 27, 2017Posted in: Other
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Wingecarribee Shire Council’s revised Investment Policy has received the tick of approval following adoption by Councillors earlier this month. The revised Policy details Council’s investment objectives, and for the first time, includes a policy position on preferencing financial institutions which do not support the fossil fuel industry. The primary objectives of the policy remain unchanged. ...

Backyard Safari photo exhibition winners announced

July 25, 2017Posted in: Environment, Events
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Budding wildlife photographers from across the Southern Highlands have been recognised by Council at a special presentation celebrating World Environment Week. Announcing the winners of the Backyard Safari Photo Exhibition was Wingecarribee Shire Council General Manager Ann Prendergast. “I’d like to thank all the photographers for taking the time to contribute to this photographic exhibition...

Contractor announced for Mittagong Pool repairs

July 13, 2017Posted in: Community, Roads and Assets
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Repair work is set to commence on Mittagong Swimming Pool following the overnight appointment of specialist contractor Icon Building Group. Councillors awarded the contract to Icon Building Group following a report evaluating tenders for the repairs to the Mittagong Swimming Centre at Wednesday evening’s Ordinary Meeting of Council. At an earlier on-site visit Councillors were...