Author Archives: dsommers

Council delivers strong end of year draft Financial Statements

Wingecarribee Shire Council has reported a consolidated draft Operating result of $29.4 million for the twelve months to 30 June 2022. Council’s Operating Revenue of $170.2 million was detailed at the Council Meeting of Wednesday 21 September 2022 as part of Council’s 2021/22 Draft Financial Statements. Other highlights included $140.8 million which was spent on…

Bowral Memorial Hall to retain name

Bowral Memorial Hall will retain its long-standing name following this evening’s endorsement by Council. A report presented at Council’s Meeting of Wednesday 21 September 2022 found that 88 per cent of survey respondents did not support the renaming of the historic building. Council’s Administrator Viv May PSM said the community feedback was decisive. “Residents have…

Land and Environment Court dismisses ‘Karingal’ Appeal

On Friday 16 September 2022 the Land and Environment Court of NSW dismissed an appeal by the owner of 26 Elizabeth Street ‘Karingal’ in Moss Vale against Council’s issuing of an Interim Heritage Order over the property. Council is undertaking a review of proposed heritage items that were deferred in 2012, Karingal being one of…

Council encourages residents to Get Ready for summer

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging families across the Shire to use the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) Get Ready Weekend to prepare for the upcoming bushfire season. ‘Get Ready Weekend’ involves members of the public participating in RFS led online and in-person disaster preparedness activities prior to the start of the bushfire season. General Manager…

Council mourns loss following Buxton road tragedy

Wingecarribee Shire Council extends its deepest condolences to families and our close-knit community following the tragic overnight loss of five young lives. The scale of this tragedy will deeply affect our communities, hundreds of parents, relatives, first-responders, friends and teachers. Our thoughts are with all at this sad time. Council has established a Community Drop-In…