Archive: Jan 2018

Slow down around schools

January 31, 2018Posted in: Roads and Assets
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With the new school year kicking off this week, Council is reminding motorists that school speed zones are back in operation. “With the majority of Highland schools back this week, it’s important to remember that school speed zones are also back in force,” said Council’s Road Safety Officer, Melanie Lausz. “Drivers should be aware that...

Wingecarribee Shire’s top citizens announced

January 29, 2018Posted in: Community, Events
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Passionate Aboriginal Culture awareness educator Aunty Wendy Lotter has been named Wingecarribee Shire’s 2018 Australia Day Citizen of the Year. For over 25 years, Wendy has shared her Aboriginal culture and knowledge to help improve relations between non-indigenous and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Aunty Wendy is the Program Director of Platypus Dreamin’ Aboriginal Educational Programs...

Wingecarribee Shire to welcome new citizens

January 22, 2018Posted in: Community, Events
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Australia Day in Berrima

Eight residents from the United Kingdom, India and South Africa will make the pledge of Australian Citizenship as part of Wingecarribee Shire Council’s 2018 Australia Day celebrations this Friday 26 January at Berrima. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Ken Halstead said the occasion was a chance to acknowledge the importance of citizenship. “Becoming an Australian citizen is...

Water and Sewerage Development Servicing Plan amendments on exhibition

January 11, 2018Posted in: Development
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Wingecarribee Shire Council wishes to advise that the draft amendments to the Water Supply and Sewerage Development Servicing Charges (DSP) will be placed on public exhibition from Wednesday 17 January 2018. The amendments detail the proposed three month moratorium on the payment of Water Supply and Sewerage Development Servicing Charges applicable to rates levied against...

Council and Endeavour Energy roll out street light upgrade

January 10, 2018Posted in: Environment
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Wingecarribee Shire Council and Endeavour Energy have joined together on a program to replace the Shire’s outdated street lights with energy efficient light-emitting diode (LED) fittings. The replacement program is one of the first such joint-projects between Endeavour Energy and a Local Government Authority in NSW. Council’s Environment and Health Systems Coordinator, Therese Smart said...