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Interim Administrator welcomes Hume Coal decision

September 3, 2021Posted in: Other

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Interim Administrator Viv May has welcomed the state’s Independent Planning Commission’s decision to block plans for a new coal mine in Berrima. “This is fabulous news for the Shire and of great relief to many residents,” he said. Mr May said the decision came after more than a decade of community action....

Increased COVID testing for sewage treatment plants

July 30, 2021Posted in: Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Council is working with NSW Health to increase COVID testing schedules at Council’s Sewage Treatment Plants in a bid to keep the Shire COVID-safe. Council’s General Manager Lisa Miscamble said the increased surveillance was a precautionary measure. “With neighbouring local government areas in lockdown this is a proactive measure we’re taking to help...

‘Scaled-back’ Australia Day celebrations to proceed

December 22, 2020Posted in: Community, Events

Wingecarribee Shire’s official Australia Day celebrations are set to proceed in January in a scaled-back ceremony. Due to the continued uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and the future of public gatherings, the annual Berrima community festivities have however been cancelled for 2021. “In consultation with the event organisers we’ve made the difficult decision to reduce the size...

Berrima All Abilities Playground open for action!

October 22, 2020Posted in: Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Council has this week opened the Shire’s latest all abilities playground in Berrima. Officiating at the opening at the Berrima Marketplace was Deputy Mayor Grahame Andrews and Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman. The $383,290 project was funded with $270,190 from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund and Community Building Partnership programs, $111,100...

Australia Day nominations now open

September 24, 2020Posted in: Community, Events

Australia Day in Berrima

Nominations for Wingecarribee Shire’s 2021 Australia Day Awards are now open. Residents are invited to nominate their fellow citizens for both the Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year awards. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair said the awards were an opportunity to recognise the efforts of those residents who contribute to making the Southern Highlands...