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Interim Administrator adopts Local Housing Strategy

July 15, 2021Posted in: Development
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Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Interim Administrator Viv May has adopted and commended Council’s Local Housing Strategy and Local Strategy Planning Statement during Wednesday evening’s Ordinary Meeting of Council. Mr May said the adoption of the documents provided a long-term planning framework for future housing within the Southern Highlands. “Together these documents provide a strategic blueprint designed...

Commissioner releases Small Business Report

June 18, 2021Posted in: Development, Other
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The NSW Small Business Commissioner has delivered a report into small business relationships and support across the Southern Highlands following the suspension of the Shire’s elected Council. The report was commissioned in April 2021 after concerns were raised by small business and business groups regarding Council’s ability to communicate and support the needs of some...

Interim Administrator calls for resident feedback

April 8, 2021Posted in: Development
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Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Interim Administrator Mr Viv May is calling on residents and professional advisors who have had recent interaction with Council’s Planning, Development and Regulatory Services Department to discuss their experiences with newly appointed independent consultant, Malcolm Ryan of Earnest Consulting Pty Ltd. “We want to hear from residents who’ve had recent first-hand interaction...

Community reps called for Local Planning Panel

March 31, 2021Posted in: Development
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling for applications from interested community members to join an Interim Independent Advisory Assessment Panel. Community members are required to join the Advisory Assessment Panel to assist in determining development applications previously referred to Council for decision. The establishment of the Independent Advisory Assessment Panel is one of the first actions...

Record developments drive Highlands boom

February 12, 2021Posted in: Development
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Development Applications received and processed by Wingecarribee Shire Council over the summer period reveal the Southern Highlands is experiencing a building boom. Figures revealed at Wednesday’s Ordinary Meeting of Council show 150 Development Applications were determined by Council from a total of 153 applications received between 22 November 2020 to 22 January 2021. Similar increases...