Category: Development

Draft Rural Tourism Policy on exhibition

December 17, 2018Posted in: Development
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Robertson revegetation tour

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from interested parties after councillors endorsed the public exhibition of a draft Rural Tourism Policy at the last Ordinary Council Meeting of November. The draft policy clarifies what tourism activities are currently permissible in the Shire’s rural areas as well as proposing a mechanism for determining where and when...

Gibraltar Park development given green light

December 14, 2018Posted in: Development
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Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair has today confirmed that the Gibraltar Park complex has been issued with the necessary approvals allowing residents to move in to the newly constructed seniors living complex. A Section 68 Approval for temporary sewerage work was issued under the Local Government Act 1993 and a Building Information Certificate under the...

Fencing requirements for portable pools

November 9, 2018Posted in: Development, Other
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With summer just around the corner, Wingecarribee Shire Council is urging potential customers of portable pools to think twice before making an impulse purchase. Council’s General Manager Corporate, Strategy and Development Services, Mark Pepping explained that many portable pools required the same security fencing as built-in or above ground pools. “Many portable pool owners are...

Council secures State-wide support for Local Government concerns

November 2, 2018Posted in: Development
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Wingecarribee Shire Councillors have used this year’s NSW Local Government Conference to draw attention to a number of issues they believe are affecting local governance both in the Highlands and across the state. Chief amongst the concerns raised at this year’s conference were proposals to amend mandatory State Government Development Application (DA) procedures for new...

Moratorium begins on Water Supply and Sewerage Development charges

March 29, 2018Posted in: Development
 

A six week moratorium on the payment of increased Water Supply and Sewerage Development Servicing Charges will take effect on Friday 6 April following a majority support from Councillors. A Notice of Motion supporting the item was passed at Wednesday evening’s Ordinary Meeting of Council.  The decision effectively overturns the previous decision of Council from...