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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…

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Council carries out water upgrades

November 8, 2019Posted in: Community
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water meters

Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to embark on a comprehensive water improvement program involving multiple towns and villages across the Shire. The two year replacement program will begin in November and involve the upgrade and replacement of water mains and water meters in Moss Vale, Bowral, Mittagong, Sutton Forest, Bundanoon, Berrima and New Berrima. Council’s…

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Deputy Premier’s roadshow to visit Exeter

November 5, 2019Posted in: Community
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person raising hand in community information session

Representatives from the NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro will visit the village of Exeter on Monday 11 November 2019. Staff from the office of the Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional New South Wales will visit Exeter Village Hall to hear from residents and their concerns surrounding digital connectivity. The drop-in community information session will…

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Council launches new citizen science program

November 4, 2019Posted in: Environment
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Flying Duck Orchid in Bundanoon

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging residents to get involved in a new citizen science biodiversity monitoring program. The Southern Highlands Nature Map allows users to upload biodiversity sightings to a mobile app or website. Council’s Environment Officer Karen Guymer said that data collected will be used for different purposes. “As well as assisting in everyday…

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Christmas Art Competition open to Shire’s youth

November 4, 2019Posted in: Community
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Colouring crayons and child drawing

Wingecarribee Shire Council and the Southern Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Industry are encouraging local youth to enter the 2019 Christmas Art Competition. Council’s Group Manager Corporate and Community Danielle Lidgard explained the intention of the competition. “The festive season is almost upon us and we’re keen to learn what’s important to our Shire’s young…

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