Archive: Nov 2017

Alexandra Square to re-open to public

November 29, 2017Posted in: Community, Roads and Assets
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Mittagong’s Alexandra Square is set to re-open to the public following a two year makeover. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Ken Halstead will officially open the refurbished public area on Friday 1 December. “I’m confident the improvements to the park will ensure it once again becomes a popular destination for guests and locals,” the Mayor said....

Little Blue Dinosaur comes to the Southern Highlands

November 27, 2017Posted in: Roads and Assets
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Wingecarribee Shire Council and the Little Blue Dinosaur Foundation are joining forces this December to raise awareness of the importance of child road safety. The foundation was set up by Michelle and David McLaughlin in 2014 after their young son was tragically killed in a pedestrian accident while on holidays. As part of the campaign,...

Mayor to light community Christmas tree in Corbett Plaza

November 23, 2017Posted in: Community
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To herald the start of the festive season Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to light the Shire’s largest Christmas tree on Saturday 25 November in Bowral’s Corbett Plaza. “With just over a month to go until Christmas Day we thought we’d get into the spirit of the festive season by erecting a giant Christmas tree...

EPA infringement notice for RRC asbestos breach

November 23, 2017Posted in: Other
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Wingecarribee Shire Council has today accepted the penalty handed down by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) following the processing of construction waste materials that were found to contain asbestos. The penalty is a result of a small amount of bonded asbestos being detected in recycled aggregate sold from Council’s Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) in mid-2016....

Council’s Community Satisfaction Survey results in

November 21, 2017Posted in: Other
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The results are in from Council’s most recent community satisfaction survey and while the report contained some positive results, General Manager Ann Prendergast has called for further improvements. “Just over three quarters of all residents surveyed were somewhat satisfied with the overall performance of Council,” she said. “While this statistic is encouraging we’d much prefer...