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Community Assistance Scheme now open

February 15, 2021Posted in: Community
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Kangaloon Hall

Wingecarribee Shire Council has today launched the annual Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme. Under this year’s scheme Council will distribute up to $120,000 to assist local not-for-profit organisations across the Shire. The scheme aims to encourage and increase participation and support initiatives that promote partnerships within our Highlands community. Grants and donations can be sought to…

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Record developments drive Highlands boom

February 12, 2021Posted in: Development
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Development Applications received and processed by Wingecarribee Shire Council over the summer period reveal the Southern Highlands is experiencing a building boom. Figures revealed at Wednesday’s Ordinary Meeting of Council show 150 Development Applications were determined by Council from a total of 153 applications received between 22 November 2020 to 22 January 2021. Similar increases…

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Draft Casburn Park Masterplan on exhibition

February 12, 2021Posted in: Community
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from the community after Councillors endorsed the public exhibition of the Draft Casburn Park Masterplan. Council’s Acting Deputy General Manager Operations, Finance and Risk Richard Mooney said the draft masterplan explores several possible inclusions designed to improve the existing parkland located opposite the Wingello Train Station. “We want to…

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Restrictions ease for Mobile Library van

February 10, 2021Posted in: Community
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Library van parked on street

Council’s mobile library, Rural Outreach and Delivery Service (ROADS), is one step closer to its full pre-COVID service following further easing of social distancing restrictions. As of Tuesday 16 February 2021, two patrons will be able to browse the mobile library’s collection at any one time. The popular Click and Collect service will also continue…

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Council launches new website

February 8, 2021Posted in: Other

Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to launch a new-look website promising improved user accessibility and connectivity. Council’s Chief Information Officer John Crawford said the mobile friendly website would deliver a better online customer service experience. “We’re committed to making our Council services accessible to customers whenever and wherever they are, and our new website will…

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