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Shire welcomes Ambassador to Netherlands

September 13, 2019Posted in: Events
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Mr Neuhaus presented Mayor Gair with a porcelain tulip vase from Holland

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair has this week welcomed Mr Matthew Neuhaus, Australia’s Ambassador to the Netherlands, on a visit to Bowral in the lead up to this year’s Tulip Time celebrations. “It was an absolute pleasure hosting Mr Neuhaus yesterday at Corbett Gardens in Bowral,” the Mayor said. “He took great delight in inspecting…

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Mayor Gair thanks wind storm responders

September 12, 2019Posted in: Roads and Assets
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Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair has praised Council’s Infrastructure Services staff for their role in cleaning up after last weekend’s wild weather. “Our reports indicate our staff responded to almost one hundred calls for assistance across the Shire over the weekend,” the Mayor said. “These calls included clearing fallen trees and branches and re-opening roads…

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Australia Day nominations now being called

September 10, 2019Posted in: Community, Events
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on residents to nominate their fellow citizens for next year’s Australia Day Awards. Nominations are now open for both the 2020 Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year awards. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Duncan Gair said the awards were an opportunity to recognise the efforts of those residents who contribute…

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Council’s sustainability efforts pay-off

September 6, 2019Posted in: Environment
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Solar panels on roof

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Duncan Gair has commended a Council-led program for reducing Council’s energy consumption and costs for the 2018/19 financial year. Established in 2012, the Revolving Energy Fund (REFund) generates ongoing funding for projects that reduce energy consumption. “Last financial year seven energy projects contributed to just over $56,000 in financial savings,” the…

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Bush Fire Danger Period starts early

September 6, 2019Posted in: Community, Environment
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Firetrucks lined up on smokey street

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair is urging residents to remain vigilant to the threat of fire as the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) brings forward this year’s Bush Fire Danger Period. “No one needs reminding of how dry the current conditions are,” the Mayor said.  “And with no significant rainfall recorded through winter our…

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