Archive: Sep 2018

Australia Day nominations now being called

September 12, 2018Posted in: Events
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on residents to nominate their fellow citizens for next year’s Australia Day Awards. Nominations are open for both the 2019 Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year awards. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Ken Halstead said the awards were an opportunity to recognise the efforts of those residents who contribute to...

Shire secures State funding for community projects

September 11, 2018Posted in: Community, Other
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The Southern Highlands has secured over $1.75 million in funding as part of Round 2 of the NSW State Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF). Announced by the Deputy Premier John Barilaro, the monies will enable the development of three major community projects across the Wingecarribee Shire. The projects include the Stephens Park playing fields...

Local charities plea for donations that count, not cost

September 11, 2018Posted in: Community, Other
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Charity Dumping, Mittagong

Wingecarribee Shire Council is working with local charities to tackle illegal dumping at stores and donation bins across the Shire. Council’s Regional Illegal Dumping Project Officer, Sara Rich, explained that dumping large and unusable items on kerbsides and around charity bins cost our charities thousands of dollars each year. “Local charities offer an important service...

Construction company fined for pollution breach

September 7, 2018Posted in: Other
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Zauner Constructions have been ordered to pay $10,000 by Moss Vale Local Court following prosecution by Wingecarribee Shire Council. Local Court Magistrate Cheetham heard how the builder had polluted local waters by pumping sediment laden wastewater into public stormwater drains. The incident was a result of construction activities being undertaken on a multi-unit residential development...

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