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Mayor launches Christmas Giving Tree

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Duncan Gair has today launched Council’s annual Christmas Giving Tree Appeal. “With the festive season just weeks away, we’re asking residents to share in the spirit of Christmas and donate to the less fortunate,” he said. Speaking from the Civic Centre launch the Mayor said non-perishable food items and gifts for…

Eridge Park Netball Court repairs to be fast-tracked

The Eridge Park Netball Courts are set to be refurbished following joint grant submissions by the Southern Highlands Netball Association (SHNA) and Council. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair said the refurbishment would be funded via a combination of Australian Government and State Government monies. “Council had already allocated funding to carry out repairs to the…

Asbestos Awareness Week

In the lead up to Asbestos Awareness Week, Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding home owners and renovators of the risks of asbestos. Council’s Group Manager of Planning, Development and Regulatory Services, Nicholas Wilton said asbestos was still widely used in building materials up until the mid-1980’s. “Even though the manufacture and use of asbestos was…

Council scoops State water award

Wingecarribee Shire Council has won a major award at the 2020 Local Government NSW Water Management Conference for its work on improving water efficiency. The Sam Samra Award was presented to Council for the work the organisation has undertaken in continually improving water and sewerage asset management practices and strategy development. Council’s Manager of Assets…

NAIDOC Week on show at community exhibition

Wingecarribee Shire Council and the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community are inviting residents to join them as they celebrate this year’s rescheduled NAIDOC Week activities. A two-day Community Exhibition starting Friday 13 November at the Bowral Memorial Hall will be the centerpiece of this year’s scaled back celebrations. Council’s Aboriginal Community Development Officer…