Archive: Aug 2018

Draft Neighbourhood Noise Policy on exhibition

August 31, 2018Posted in: Community, Environment
 

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from residents after councillors endorsed the public exhibition of a draft Neighbourhood Noise Policy at last Wednesday’s Ordinary Council Meeting. Council’s Manager Environment and Sustainability, Barry Arthur, explained the purpose of the draft policy. “This draft policy aims to provide information for the community about how Council manages noise...

Council welcomes State Government funding for libraries

August 29, 2018Posted in: Roads and Assets
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Wingecarribee Shire Council has welcomed the announcement by the NSW State Government pledging $60 million in investments across the State’s public libraries. The announcement was made by the Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for the Arts Don Harwin in a joint statement and follows Council’s Mayoral Minute, which was passed last week. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor...

Magpie season swoops in

August 27, 2018Posted in: Environment
 

Magpie, canstockphoto©

Springtime may herald new blooms and blossoms but for much of our native birdlife it also signals the start of nesting season. Magpies, in particular, can become more aggressive than usual as their new season young hatch. However surviving the magpie swooping season needn’t be a nightmare says Wingecarribee Shire Council Environmental Projects Officer Joe...

Council donates $10,000 to Bowral Co-op Drought Appeal

August 21, 2018Posted in: Community
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Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Ken Halstead has handed over $10,000 to the Bowral Co-op as part of Council’s commitment to helping local farmers during the drought. “We’re currently witnessing one of the cruellest droughts to hit our State in recent years,” he said.  “Right across New South Wales, including here in our Shire, farmers are...