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Council rolls out new phone system

August 29, 2019Posted in: Other

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Wingecarribee Shire Council will be switching over to a new phone system on Friday 30 August 2019. Chief Information Officer John Crawford explained that Council is migrating to a new phone system to better support our customers and meet their needs. “We’re upgrading to a cloud-based Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) system which will improve...

Wingecarribee Heritage Grants now open

August 28, 2019Posted in: Other
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on owners of heritage properties to apply for funding as part of this year’s Wingecarribee Heritage Assistance Grants Scheme. Council’s Heritage Strategic Land Use Planner Sarah Farnese said the grants scheme aimed to preserve and protect our Shire’s significant historical places. “The Southern Highlands contain some of the most beautiful...

Organisation fined for illegal tree destruction in Yerrinbool

August 23, 2019Posted in: Development, Environment, Other

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...

Nattai Ponds draft floodplain risk management study and plan on exhibition

July 23, 2019Posted in: Other
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is asking residents to view and provide comment on the draft Nattai Ponds Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan which went on exhibition on Thursday 18 July 2019. The draft document Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan contains a number of options to manage the flood risks identified in the previously prepared...

Council welcomes State Library funding

July 10, 2019Posted in: Community, Other
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Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Duncan Gair has welcomed the State Government’s pledge to inject $36.5 million in funding across NSW public libraries this financial year. “This is great news for our Shire and State,” he said. “Libraries are an integral part of our community and this commitment provides real certainty and protection for all our...