Category: Development

Local Housing Strategy to set direction for future residential developments

September 2, 2019Posted in: Development
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Wingecarribee Shire Councillors have agreed that no further Planning Proposals involving residential development will be supported until the completion of the Wingecarribee Local Housing Strategy. Council’s Deputy General Manager of Corporate Strategy and Development Services Mark Pepping said the unanimous decision would enable Council to create a strategic framework for future housing needs. “This decision...

Organisation fined for illegal tree destruction in Yerrinbool

August 23, 2019Posted in: Development, Environment, Other
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A Yerrinbool-based organisation has been ordered to pay $25,000 by Moss Vale Local Court following successful prosecution by Wingecarribee Shire Council. Local Court Magistrate Cheetham ordered the defendant pay a $25,000 fine after pleading guilty to destroying eleven healthy and mature Council street trees. The street trees were located on the Kiandra Street nature strip...

Council appoints Economic Development and Tourism Coordinators

July 2, 2019Posted in: Development, Tourism
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Wingecarribee Shire Council has today appointed Jan Campbell as Coordinator of Economic Development and Izabella Lane as Coordinator of Tourism. The announcement was made by Wingecarribee Shire General Manager, Ann Prendergast. “Jan and Izabella’s appointments are the next step in our Shire capitalising on the enormous business opportunities we believe the Southern Highlands has to...

Council undertakes review of engineering specifications

June 13, 2019Posted in: Development, Roads and Assets
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is reviewing its entire suite of engineering specifications in a bid to provide the local design and construction industry with greater consistency and clarity. The purpose of the project is to ensure that any infrastructure that Council builds, or any infrastructure constructed and transferred to Council by a developer, meets the standards...

Outdoor advertising and signage criteria

June 11, 2019Posted in: Development
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Changes to outdoor advertising rules have led Wingecarribee Shire Council to remind ratepayers of enforceable regulations relating to the placement of public signs. The reminder comes following recently introduced changes by the NSW Government banning roadside trailer advertising. Council’s Deputy General Manager Corporate, Strategy and Development Services, Mark Pepping explained the changes. “Last year the...