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Free Resilience Toolkit Program for Highlands businesses

October 12, 2021Posted in: Community, Events, Other

Business Community Resilience Toolkit Program banner

Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting businesses across the Southern Highlands to take part in an online ‘Business Community Resilience Toolkit Program’ designed to help better prepare for future disruptions and disasters. Council’s General Manager Lisa Miscamble said the free course would help local businesses develop contingency plans and build support networks. “Registered businesses will be...

Safety fencing installed around fire-damaged buildings

July 19, 2021Posted in: Other, Roads and Assets

Temporary U-turn set up on Bong Bong Street

Progress on safely securing Bong Bong Street continues as stakeholders of Bowral’s main thoroughfare continue to work together to resume normal trade. Council’s Interim Deputy General Manager Marissa Racomelara said ongoing discussions with key parties had progressed the re-establishment of the town centre following the 1 July fire. “Cooperation between property and business owners, insurers,...

Bong Bong Street fire update

July 9, 2021Posted in: Other, Roads and Assets

Road closed sign on Bong Bong Street in Bowral

Wingecarribee Shire Council continues to work with the stakeholders of the Bowral CBD fire to have Bong Bong Street re-opened as soon as possible. Council’s General Manager Lisa Miscamble said Council was working with the property owners’ representatives and Transport for NSW to ensure the site is secured and safe to enable the return of...

Council pledges support for fire-affected businesses

July 6, 2021Posted in: Other

Extinguished fire on Bong Bong Street in Bowral

Council and the Southern Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Industry are working together to assist businesses impacted by the fire last Thursday night in Bowral’s CBD. Council’s General Manager Lisa Miscamble said Council was focused on offering immediate and longer-term assistance. “On behalf of Council I offer my deepest sympathies to all the shop owners...

Commissioner releases Small Business Report

June 18, 2021Posted in: Development, Other

The NSW Small Business Commissioner has delivered a report into small business relationships and support across the Southern Highlands following the suspension of the Shire’s elected Council. The report was commissioned in April 2021 after concerns were raised by small business and business groups regarding Council’s ability to communicate and support the needs of some...