Category: Community

Community Services Expo returns for 2018

September 28, 2018Posted in: Community, Events
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Thomas-Andrew Baxter welcomes participants to the 2016 expo

Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to host the annual Wingecarribee Community Services Expo on Thursday 11 October from 10 am until 1 pm at Bowral Memorial Hall. Council’s Coordinator Community Development, Cath Brennan, explained that the Expo provides a unique opportunity for residents to discover the wide range of services and groups that contribute to...

Shire secures State funding for community projects

September 11, 2018Posted in: Community, Other
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The Southern Highlands has secured over $1.75 million in funding as part of Round 2 of the NSW State Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF). Announced by the Deputy Premier John Barilaro, the monies will enable the development of three major community projects across the Wingecarribee Shire. The projects include the Stephens Park playing fields...

Local charities plea for donations that count, not cost

September 11, 2018Posted in: Community, Other
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Charity Dumping, Mittagong

Wingecarribee Shire Council is working with local charities to tackle illegal dumping at stores and donation bins across the Shire. Council’s Regional Illegal Dumping Project Officer, Sara Rich, explained that dumping large and unusable items on kerbsides and around charity bins cost our charities thousands of dollars each year. “Local charities offer an important service...

Mayor welcomes Bowral Blacks funding announcement

September 6, 2018Posted in: Community
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Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Ken Halstead has welcomed the news that the State Government will provide almost $1 million in funding for the redevelopment of the Bowral Blacks Club House. The announcement was made late last week when Premier Gladys Berejiklian joined Wollondilly MP Jai Rowell on a tour of the Shire. “Our Shire is...

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