Archive: Sep 2019

Mayor Gair thanks wind storm responders

September 12, 2019Posted in: Roads and Assets
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Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair has praised Council’s Infrastructure Services staff for their role in cleaning up after last weekend’s wild weather. “Our reports indicate our staff responded to almost one hundred calls for assistance across the Shire over the weekend,” the Mayor said. “These calls included clearing fallen trees and branches and re-opening roads...

Australia Day nominations now being called

September 10, 2019Posted in: Community, 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 now open for both the 2020 Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year awards. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Duncan Gair said the awards were an opportunity to recognise the efforts of those residents who contribute...

Council’s sustainability efforts pay-off

September 6, 2019Posted in: Environment
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Solar panels on roof

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Duncan Gair has commended a Council-led program for reducing Council’s energy consumption and costs for the 2018/19 financial year. Established in 2012, the Revolving Energy Fund (REFund) generates ongoing funding for projects that reduce energy consumption. “Last financial year seven energy projects contributed to just over $56,000 in financial savings,” the...

Bush Fire Danger Period starts early

September 6, 2019Posted in: Community, Environment
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Firetrucks lined up on smokey street

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair is urging residents to remain vigilant to the threat of fire as the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) brings forward this year’s Bush Fire Danger Period. “No one needs reminding of how dry the current conditions are,” the Mayor said.  “And with no significant rainfall recorded through winter our...

Draft Road Maintenance Policy on exhibition

September 4, 2019Posted in: Roads and Assets
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is asking residents to view and provide comment on its draft Road Maintenance Policy which went on public exhibition on Wednesday 28 August 2019. Council’s Assets Manager, Stace Lewer, explained the importance of the document. “One of the key purposes of the draft policy is to provide safe and secure roads across...

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