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Heavy rain forces Saturday closure of sports fields

Wingecarribee Shire Council has today closed all Council-managed sports fields scheduled for Saturday 8 May following continued heavy overnight rain. The closure affects all Council-managed sports fields across the Shire for Saturday only and is effective immediately. The temporary closure does not affect the Welby Hockey Centre or Eridge Park Netball court facilities which remain…

Interim Administrator calls for greater project transparency

In a bid to ensure greater transparency Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Interim Administrator Mr Viv May will undertake further community consultation on Bowral Memorial Hall and open all files regarding the Station Street Upgrade Project. “In my early conversations with residents I’ve heard numerous concerns regarding Council’s general scoping of major projects,” he said. “To ensure…

General Manager’s position to be re-advertised

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Interim Administrator Mr Viv May has re-advertised for the position of General Manager. The re-opening of applicants for the position of Council’s General Manager follows an initial recruitment undertaken earlier in the year. “While 46 applications were initially received for the role, I was not confident in making a suitable appointment,” Mr…

‘Business as usual’ following Council suspension

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Acting General Manager John Burgess has reassured residents that Council operations remain unaffected following the suspension of councillors on Friday 12 March 2021. “It’s business as usual in terms of Council operations,” he said. “Our libraries are still open, our water and sewerage services remain unaffected, rubbish collections will proceed as normal…

Alternate Acting General Manager appointed

Wingecarribee Shire Council has appointed Mr John Burgess as Alternate Acting General Manager until 22 March or until a further decision of Council. Mr Burgess will temporarily fill the role in the absence of Council’s current Acting General Manager Mr Barry Paull. Mr Paull has agreed to step aside and take personal leave while an…