Author Archives: Michelle Bell

Council launches revised Engineering Specifications

Wingecarribee Shire Council has completed a review of its engineering specifications in a bid to provide the local design and construction industry with greater consistency, clarity and up to date industry practices. The revised Engineering Design and Construction Specifications and associated Development Control Plan (DCP) Amendments came into effect on 1 January with a transition…

2020 Arts Trail success despite the odds

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s 2020 Southern Highlands Arts Trail has been hailed a success with close to 12,000 visitors flocking to studios and galleries throughout the Shire. Council’s Cultural Development Officer Erin Adams explained that despite COVID-19 challenges, visitation and sales were both significantly higher than previous years. “We saw a 77 percent increase in the…

Help shape a community-driven Environment and Climate Change Strategy

Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting residents to take part in an online survey to help prepare a draft Environment and Climate Change Strategy. Council’s Coordinator Sustainability Services, Cecilia Kemp, said the survey was the first step in the preparation of the strategy. “We want to work with our community, key stakeholders, environment groups, local businesses,…

New disaster dashboards help manage disaster risk

A new online disaster dashboard will provide real-time information to help residents and visitors to the Wingecarribee Shire be aware of, prepare for and respond to local emergencies. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Duncan Gair said localised emergency updates, preparedness advice and seasonal awareness of potential risks is more important than ever. “Our residents know only…

Put secondhand first at this year’s Garage Sale Trail

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging residents to put second hand first by shopping the Garage Sale Trail this weekend. Now in its tenth year, Garage Sale Trail is the nation’s biggest weekend of garage sales and one of Australia’s largest community events with over 400,000 people expected to participate across 16,000 garage sales nationally. New…