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Yarning Circle to tackle Ice use

October 3, 2017Posted in: Community, Events
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Wingecarribee Shire Council in partnership with the Shire’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community will host a ‘Yarning Circle’ to discuss the growing use of the illicit drug Ice. Council’s Youth Liaison Officer Michelle Williams spoke about the concept. “A Yarning Circle is a forum for discussion where participants can openly talk, listen and share…

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Bowral Pool to open this weekend

October 3, 2017Posted in: Community, Roads and Assets
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Bowral pool

Bowral Swimming Centre will be the first of Council’s outdoor public pools to open for the 2017/18 swim season with gates opening this Saturday 7 October. Bowral’s Swimming Centre’s operating hours will be: Monday to Friday – 6.00am to 6.00pm Saturdays – 8.30am to 6.00pm Sundays – 9.30am to 6.00pm Public holidays (excluding Christmas Day)…

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Tulip Time 2017 late to bloom but still a success

September 28, 2017Posted in: Events, Tourism
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The 57th Southern Highlands Tulip Time Festival has been hailed a success with over 34,000 visitors flocking through the gates of Corbett Gardens. Council’s Manager Tourism and Events Steve Rosa said despite not reaching record visitation levels he was pleased with the result. “Weather conditions weren’t on our side this year,” he said. “A dry…

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Aquatic Centre wins big at local business awards

September 28, 2017Posted in: Roads and Assets
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MVAC wins local business award

Moss Vale War Memorial Aquatic Centre (MVAC) has won a 2017 Southern Highlands Local Business Award in the category Fitness Services. Winners were announced last week during a ceremony at Mittagong RSL. Centre Manager Gareth Horner explained that the awards recognise the vital role businesses play in the lives of their local community. “To be…

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Council urges residents to be aware of bush fire risk

September 28, 2017Posted in: Community
 

Wingecarribee Shire Council is advising residents and visitors to be prepared for bush fires while travelling these school holidays. The call comes as the Shire continues to experience unusually dry and windy conditions. Council’s Local Emergency Management Officer Amanda Lawrence said that travellers need to be prepared and alert to bush fire risk. The NSW Rural…

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