Category: Community

Bushfire-affected small businesses encouraged to cash in

April 3, 2020Posted in: Community
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Girl selecting items in patisserie

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding local business owners that they may be eligible for the NSW Government’s Small Business Support Grants, with 575 local businesses already receiving grants of up to $10,000. Eligible businesses must have experienced a 40 per cent drop in revenue over a three-month period, compared to the previous year, because of...

A phone call a day to check you’re OK

April 3, 2020Posted in: Community

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair is urging vulnerable residents concerned with current international events to take advantage of telephone service being offered by the Australian Red Cross. “We’re all acutely aware that we’re dealing with an event unseen in our lifetimes,” he said.  “The spread of the Coronavirus is a global issue and it’s having...

Council closes outdoor playgrounds and skateparks

April 1, 2020Posted in: Community

Bundanoon Skate Park concept design

Wingecarribee Shire Council wishes to advise that playgrounds, skateparks and outdoor fitness stations have temporarily closed to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  The restrictions and will remain in force until further notice. The closure follows the Federal Government’s recently imposed restrictions limiting most indoor and outdoor non-essential gatherings to two (2) people.  Council’s...

Council to provide COVID-19 relief package for community and business

April 1, 2020Posted in: Community
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Moss Vale, Kramer Photography ©

Highland residents and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic will be able to put off paying their rates for the next six months under a financial support package announced by Council today. The rates deferral for businesses and residents is part of an estimated $700,000 suite of measures announced by Mayor Duncan Gair and...

Postponement of Local Government Elections

March 31, 2020Posted in: Community
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Like many businesses across our Shire, nation and indeed the world, Council is currently experiencing significant disruptions to normal operations as a result of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. On Wednesday 25 March 2020 the Office of Local Government (OLG) issued advice to all Councils across the State that will also have implications for us. Central...