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Council urges continued COVID-19 vigilance

June 24, 2021Posted in: Community, Other
 

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents across the Highlands to stay COVID-Safe in the wake of the recent increase in COVID-19 cases reported across Sydney. NSW Health have issued new rules and restrictions for residents of Greater Sydney including the Central Coast, Shellharbour, Blue Mountains and Wollongong local government areas. These restrictions include limitations around…

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Bushfire survey open to public

June 24, 2021Posted in: Community, Environment
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting Shire residents to take part in an online survey about Council’s response to the 2019/20 Black summer bushfires. The survey is one of the key components of an independent review Council’s Interim Administrator Viv May has requested be undertaken in response to the disaster. “I’ve previously stated that I would…

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Council responds to EPA odour action

June 23, 2021Posted in: Environment
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Wingecarribee Shire Council has commended the NSW Environment Protection Agency (EPA) for intervening in an ongoing odour issue emanating from the Bowral Waste Centre. Council’s Interim Deputy General Manager Marissa Racomelara said Council has received numerous complaints about the smell from the facility. “We’ve heard the concerns of nearby residents and we’re well aware of…

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Commissioner releases Small Business Report

June 18, 2021Posted in: Development, Other
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The NSW Small Business Commissioner has delivered a report into small business relationships and support across the Southern Highlands following the suspension of the Shire’s elected Council. The report was commissioned in April 2021 after concerns were raised by small business and business groups regarding Council’s ability to communicate and support the needs of some…

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Amended Code of Meeting Practice on exhibition

June 15, 2021Posted in: Community
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking feedback from the community after Council’s Interim Administrator endorsed a public exhibition of the amended Draft Code of Meeting Practice. The draft document sets out both mandatory provisions that a council must include in its Code of Meeting Practice and non-mandatory provisions.  The non-mandatory provisions reflect what the Office of…

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