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Return and Earn celebrates five years of success

The Southern Highlands community is making positive changes to reduce litter with millions of containers being recycled through the NSW Government’s Return and Earn scheme. Council’s Manager Waste and Resource Recovery, Mr Clinton McAlister, explained that by recycling bottles, cans and cartons residents were saving money and helping the environment. “Since launched in 2017, more…

Join in all-day street celebrations at Australia Day in Berrima Village

On 26 January 2023, share in the excitement of Australia Day in Berrima Village where the local community is taking celebrations out into the street with the help of Wingecarribee Shire Council. A long cherished Southern Highlands tradition, The return of Australia Day fun to Australia’s oldest and best-preserved Georgian village, brings so much to look forward to,…

Council thanks residents for Festival of Lights support

Organisers of the 2022 Southern Highlands Festival of Lights have hailed the Christmas spectacular a success following the close of the month-long celebrations. Festival of Lights Creative Director Michaela Bolzan said community feedback had been overwhelming. “Seeing people dancing, singing and laughing in Corbett Garden’s was such a joyous moment for me,” she said.  “It…

A better Old South Road, with less disruption

As we prepare to move quickly on much needed improvements to Old South Road, Wingecarribee Shire Council have made arrangements to minimise disruption for residents. “Taking on board community feedback about the closure of Old South Road for construction, coinciding with works at Station Street, we’ve balanced these concerns with the urgency of completing the…

Adopted policies to provide greater transparency

To further strengthen the focus on openness and transparency, Wingecarribee Shire Council has adopted a range of governance policies. Following a period of public exhibition, three draft governance policies were adopted at Council’s December Meeting: Public Interest Disclosure Internal Reporting Policy Former Employees Dealing with Council Policy Assessment of Development Applications involving Conflict of Interest…