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Council’s Community Satisfaction Survey results in

November 21, 2017Posted in: Other
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The results are in from Council’s most recent community satisfaction survey and while the report contained some positive results, General Manager Ann Prendergast has called for further improvements. “Just over three quarters of all residents surveyed were somewhat satisfied with the overall performance of Council,” she said. “While this statistic is encouraging we’d much prefer...

Wingecarribee Heritage Grants now open

October 26, 2017Posted 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 explained the motivation behind the scheme. “The Southern Highlands contain some of the most beautiful and interesting heritage buildings in the State,” said Sarah Farnese....

The 2016 Sydney Drinking Water Catchment Audit

September 22, 2017Posted in: Other
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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
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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...