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Saleyards host major emergency exercise

August 3, 2017Posted in: Roads and Assets
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A major interagency emergency training exercise held at the Southern Regional Livestock Exchange (SRLX) has been heralded a success by participants. The mock-emergency was staged at the Council-owned and managed facility on Monday 31 July to test local emergency service response and procedures. The scenario chosen for the simulated emergency was an outbreak of the…

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Moss Vale Aquatic Centre named Facility of the Year

August 1, 2017Posted in: Community, Roads and Assets
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Moss Vale War Memorial Aquatic Centre

Moss Vale War Memorial Aquatic Centre (MVAC) has been awarded the NSW Facility of the Year by Belgravia Leisure. The award was presented at the 2017 Get Connected Belgravia Leisure Conference in July. Some of the key areas recognised by the award include outstanding customer service, innovation, environmental sustainability and leadership. Centre Manager, Gareth Horner,…

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Changes to Backyard Burning Policy adopted

July 31, 2017Posted in: Environment
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Wingecarribee Shire Council’s updated Urban Backyard Burning of Vegetation Policy was last week formally adopted following unanimous support by Councillors. Adopted at Wednesday 26 July’s Ordinary Meeting of Council, the policy sets out changes to Council’s previous position on backyard burning. Council’s Manager of Environment and Sustainability, Barry Arthur said the most significant changes involved…

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Green light given for Council’s revised Investment Policy

July 27, 2017Posted in: Other
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Wingecarribee Shire Council’s revised Investment Policy has received the tick of approval following adoption by Councillors earlier this month. The revised Policy details Council’s investment objectives, and for the first time, includes a policy position on preferencing financial institutions which do not support the fossil fuel industry. The primary objectives of the policy remain unchanged. …

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Backyard Safari photo exhibition winners announced

July 25, 2017Posted in: Environment, Events
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Budding wildlife photographers from across the Southern Highlands have been recognised by Council at a special presentation celebrating World Environment Week. Announcing the winners of the Backyard Safari Photo Exhibition was Wingecarribee Shire Council General Manager Ann Prendergast. “I’d like to thank all the photographers for taking the time to contribute to this photographic exhibition…

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