Archive: Aug 2019

Council rolls out new phone system

August 29, 2019Posted in: Other
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Computer code on screen

Wingecarribee Shire Council will be switching over to a new phone system on Friday 30 August 2019. Chief Information Officer John Crawford explained that Council is migrating to a new phone system to better support our customers and meet their needs. “We’re upgrading to a cloud-based Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) system which will improve...

Wingecarribee Heritage Grants now open

August 28, 2019Posted in: Other
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on owners of heritage properties to apply for funding as part of this year’s Wingecarribee Heritage Assistance Grants Scheme. Council’s Heritage Strategic Land Use Planner Sarah Farnese said the grants scheme aimed to preserve and protect our Shire’s significant historical places. “The Southern Highlands contain some of the most beautiful...

Organisation fined for illegal tree destruction in Yerrinbool

August 23, 2019Posted in: Development, Environment, Other
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A Yerrinbool-based organisation has been ordered to pay $25,000 by Moss Vale Local Court following successful prosecution by Wingecarribee Shire Council. Local Court Magistrate Cheetham ordered the defendant pay a $25,000 fine after pleading guilty to destroying eleven healthy and mature Council street trees. The street trees were located on the Kiandra Street nature strip...

Upgrades continue at Mittagong Library

August 5, 2019Posted in: Community
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View of Mittagong Branch Library

Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to embark on the next stage of upgrade works at Mittagong Branch Library. Works involve replacing and restoring the building’s roof including gutters, downpipes, ridge capping and timber batons. The building will also receive a fresh coat of paint in-line with its heritage character. To allow the works to be...

First rehabilitated koala released at Tugalong Station

August 5, 2019Posted in: Environment
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‘Tug’ the koala has this week become the first rehabilitated koala to be released onto ‘Tugalong Station’. The NSW State Government purchased the 3,680 hectare property in February this year to help safeguard the local koala population. Council’s Koala Conservation Officer and coordinator of the Southern Highlands Koala Conservation Project, Margot Law said Tug’s release...