Category: Community

Supporting bushfire-affected communities

August 11, 2020Posted in: Community
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New growth on burnt tree

Wingecarribee Shire Council in partnership with the NSW Government is launching a Social Recovery Small Grants Program to support communities recovering from the 2019/20 bushfires. Grants of up to $5,000 are available for recovery-focused health and wellbeing projects in the Wingecarribee Shire. Council’s Coordinator Community Development, Cath Brennan, said the program would support collaborative approaches...

Mayor urges continued COVID-19 vigilance

July 15, 2020Posted in: Community
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Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair is encouraging Highland residents to stay COVID-Safe in the wake of the recent surge in COVID-19 cases reported in Victoria and Sydney. “Now is not the time for complacency,” he said. “The spike in cases reported in south-western Sydney and now a confirmed case in the Highlands is of particular...

Southern Highlands Destination Plan on exhibition

July 15, 2020Posted in: Community
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Robertson revegetation tour

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from the community after Councillors endorsed the public exhibition of the Draft Southern Highlands Destination Plan 2020-2030. The draft plan provides a blueprint to achieve the 2031 vision for the Wingecarribee economy over the next 10 years. Council’s Coordinator Economic Development, Jan Campbell said that it is common practice...

Council awards funds to 51 community projects

July 13, 2020Posted in: Community
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Community groups, schools, sports clubs, cultural groups and volunteer organisations are some of the local groups set to receive crucial funding as part of Council’s 2020/21 Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme. A total of fifty-one local community projects totaling just over $115,000 were allocated funding as part of the annual Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme. Of the...

Lackey Park Concept Masterplan on exhibition

June 30, 2020Posted in: Community, Roads and Assets
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Artists impression of Lackey Park grandstand

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from the community after Councillors endorsed the public exhibition of the Lackey Park Regional Sporting Hub Concept Masterplan. The concept masterplan details Council’s long-term vision to turn the existing park in Moss Vale into a dedicated multi-discipline sporting precinct. Council’s Group Manager of Capital Projects, Ned Tripkovic said the...