Category: Other

Council adopts Rural Tourism Policy

November 15, 2019Posted in: Other, Tourism
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Wingecarribee Shire Councillors have voted to adopt the Shire’s first Rural Tourism Policy. Council’s Group Manager Planning, Development and Regulatory Services, Nick Wilton, explained how the policy would benefit the Shire. “Tourism-related activities provide almost 2,300 full-time jobs across our Shire and many more part-time roles,” he said. “It is without doubt one of our...

Council calls for 2020 Election suggestions

October 23, 2019Posted in: Community, Other
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With less than twelve months until the 2020 Local Government Elections, Wingecarribee Shire Council is asking for suggestions on how Council can better attract candidates to represent the Shire. Council’s Group Manager Corporate and Community, Danielle Lidgard said one way was for residents to provide feedback as part of a Council survey. “A reoccurring sentiment...

Bikes bound for Kununurra depart RRC

October 1, 2019Posted in: Community, Other
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People pose in front of shipping container filled with bikes

The remote Western Australian community of Kununurra is set to benefit from the generosity of Southern Highlanders with the imminent arrival of a shipping container of refurbished bicycles. Closing the door on the container packed with hundreds of bikes was Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Duncan Gair, Steve Glendenning from Resource Recovery Australia and volunteers from...

Council calls for Plant and Equipment Hire Tenders

September 20, 2019Posted in: Other
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling for tenders for the provision of Plant and Equipment Hire (Tender No. 6330/19.30). The Plant and Equipment Hire tender will include wet hire (with an operator), dry hire (without an operator), material haulage and plant haulage for a minimum two (2) year contract period with a possible extension of one...

Council rolls out new phone system

August 29, 2019Posted in: Other
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Computer code on screen

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...