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Public presentation to precede Council Meeting

May 16, 2017Posted in: Other
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Wingecarribee Shire Council wishes to advise that a presentation by Coal Free Southern Highlands (CFSH) will precede the upcoming Ordinary Meeting of Council on Wednesday 24 May 2017. The public presentation by representatives of CFSH will address the Hume Coal Environmental Impact Statement currently on exhibition. The presentation is the result of a Notice of…

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Local high schools speaking for the planet

May 15, 2017Posted in: Environment, Events

Speaking for the Planet 2016

Wingecarribee Shire Council is proud to support Speaking 4 the Planet – a public speaking and drama competition for secondary school students. Run in conjunction with June’s World Environment Day, Speaking 4 the Planet provides an opportunity for students to engage in and speak about environmental issues. Council’s Environmental Projects Officer, Joe Stammers explains that…

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Council to host wildlife nest box workshop

May 10, 2017Posted in: Environment, Events

Squirrel Glider by Lachlan Hall

Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to host a workshop for residents looking to encourage native wildlife into their garden. Karen Guymer, Council’s Bushland Projects Officer, explained that tree hollows are essential habitats for wildlife. “A wide variety of species rely on tree hollows for survival,” she said. “Birds, possums and micro-bats are just some of…

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Fire and Emergency Services Levy commences 1 July

May 10, 2017Posted in: Other
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Included in the collection of Council’s draft community planning and budgeting documents currently on public exhibition is the 2017/18 Budget and Revenue Policy. This document includes details on this year’s proposed Fees and Charges and includes the soon to be introduced Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL). The FESL is being introduced on 1 July…

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Expressions of Interest called for 2017 Art Studio Trail

May 9, 2017Posted in: Events
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Hillside Pottery

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling for Expressions of Interest from studios and artists to participate in the 2017 Southern Highlands Art Studio Trail. The Art Studio Trail is the feature event of the Southern Highlands Arts Festival which runs throughout the month of November. “The Art Studio Trail gives the public a rare opportunity to…

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