Archive: Sep 2017

Tulip Time 2017 late to bloom but still a success

September 28, 2017Posted in: Events, Tourism
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The 57th Southern Highlands Tulip Time Festival has been hailed a success with over 34,000 visitors flocking through the gates of Corbett Gardens. Council’s Manager Tourism and Events Steve Rosa said despite not reaching record visitation levels he was pleased with the result. “Weather conditions weren’t on our side this year,” he said. “A dry...

Aquatic Centre wins big at local business awards

September 28, 2017Posted in: Roads and Assets
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MVAC wins local business award

Moss Vale War Memorial Aquatic Centre (MVAC) has won a 2017 Southern Highlands Local Business Award in the category Fitness Services. Winners were announced last week during a ceremony at Mittagong RSL. Centre Manager Gareth Horner explained that the awards recognise the vital role businesses play in the lives of their local community. “To be...

Council urges residents to be aware of bush fire risk

September 28, 2017Posted in: Community
 

Wingecarribee Shire Council is advising residents and visitors to be prepared for bush fires while travelling these school holidays. The call comes as the Shire continues to experience unusually dry and windy conditions. Council’s Local Emergency Management Officer Amanda Lawrence said that travellers need to be prepared and alert to bush fire risk. The NSW Rural...

Bowral Memorial Hall plans on exhibition

September 28, 2017Posted in: Development
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Bowral Memorial Hall Artists Impression

Detailed plans to transform Bowral Memorial Hall into a modern concert hall for music are now on public exhibition. The plans detail the scope of the proposed $3.4 million project including internal re-development and structural upgrades to the existing hall. Council’s Cultural Development Officer Jenny Kena gave a brief overview of the project. “Bowral Memorial...

Responsible pet ownership starts at home

September 25, 2017Posted in: Community
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Photo: Jackson Jost

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding pet owners of their responsibilities following a recent dog attack in Moss Vale. “All dog attacks should be reported to Council,” said Council’s Business Support Officer Ranger Services Alicia Kaylock. “Of course, if a person has been injured and requires immediate help always dial ‘000’ first”. If you are involved...