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The 2016 Sydney Drinking Water Catchment Audit

September 22, 2017Posted in: Other

The Sydney Drinking Water Catchment Audit is undertaken every three years on behalf of the NSW Minister for Energy and Utilities. Council participates in the audit process and provides data on key indicators and actions. The audit provides the Minister with scientific recommendations to mitigate risks to the catchment and assist in focusing State resources...

Council employee wins State Award

September 22, 2017Posted in: Other

Local Government NSW has awarded Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Aboriginal Community Development Officer Melissa Wiya the Aboriginal Indoor Employee of the Year. Council’s General Manager Ann Prendergast said the award recognised Ms Wiya’s contribution to local and Indigenous communities. ‘Melissa does an absolutely fabulous job and we couldn’t be prouder of her achievements,” she said. Some...

Council to begin clean-up of RRC aggregate

September 13, 2017Posted in: Other
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Wingecarribee Shire Council will begin remediation of the contaminated reclaimed crushed aggregate located within the grounds of the Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) following approval from the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). The reclaimed crushed aggregate in question was found to have contained a small amount of bonded asbestos, not dissimilar to fibro, following routine laboratory...

Council clarifies RRC asbestos situation

August 7, 2017Posted in: Other
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Council has today responded to comments reported in some sections of the media regarding the management of asbestos found onsite at Council’s Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) in 2016. Last year Council reported that a small amount of asbestos was confirmed via routine laboratory testing in a sample of crushed concrete at Council’s Resource Recovery Centre....

Green light given for Council’s revised Investment Policy

July 27, 2017Posted in: Other
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Wingecarribee Shire Council’s revised Investment Policy has received the tick of approval following adoption by Councillors earlier this month. The revised Policy details Council’s investment objectives, and for the first time, includes a policy position on preferencing financial institutions which do not support the fossil fuel industry. The primary objectives of the policy remain unchanged. ...