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Mayor offers condolences to family of lightning casualty

February 24, 2017Posted in: Other
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Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Ken Halstead has today expressed his sadness on learning one of the women struck by lightning in Bowral’s Corbett Gardens has passed away at Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital. “On behalf of everyone at Council we extend our sincere sympathies and deepest condolences to the woman’s family,” the Mayor said. The 61-year-old...

Changes to disposal of asbestos at RRC

February 1, 2017Posted in: Other

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Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents of changes to conditions of disposal when disposing of asbestos at the Moss Vale Resource Recovery Centre (RRC). As of 1 February 2017 and in line with the NSW Environmental Protection Authority’s broader management of asbestos, asbestos must be presented for disposal as follows: Quantities of less than 20kg...

EPA infringement notice for RRC fire

January 17, 2017Posted in: Other

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Wingecarribee Shire Council has accepted the penalty handed down by the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) following a fire at its Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) in July 2016. The fire took place in the early hours of Monday 25 July 2016 within the green-waste stockpile located at the Moss Vale facility. The fire was initially...

Draft Parks Strategy adopted

November 29, 2016Posted in: Other

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s draft Parks Strategy was this month formally adopted following unanimously support by Councillors. Adopted at Wednesday 23 November’s Ordinary Meeting of Council, the Parks Strategy details how the Shire’s parks will be managed in the years ahead. “The strategy looks at how Council will provide, develop and maintain our Shire’s parks for...

Council recovers $9.5 million in CDO investments

October 28, 2016Posted in: Other
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Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Ken Halstead has today announced Council has recovered lost capital totalling $9.5 million relating to failed collaterised debt obligations (CDO’s) sold to Council by failed investment bank Lehman Brothers Australia. The news comes after a briefing to councillors in closed session at Wednesday evening’s Ordinary Meeting of Council. In total $9,506,387...