Tagged: business

Bushfire-affected small businesses encouraged to cash in

April 3, 2020Posted in: Community

Girl selecting items in patisserie

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding local business owners that they may be eligible for the NSW Government’s Small Business Support Grants, with 575 local businesses already receiving grants of up to $10,000. Eligible businesses must have experienced a 40 per cent drop in revenue over a three-month period, compared to the previous year, because of...

Highland businesses back up and running

January 22, 2020Posted in: Development

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair has welcomed the announcement by the Rural Fire Service (RFS) declaring the Shire safe to visit following the recent bush fires. “This is great news for our Shire, our residents and businesses,” he said. The NSW Rural Fire Service informs that the fires which had previously threatened parts of the...

Council sets a new direction for Economic Development in the Shire

March 6, 2019Posted in: Other, Tourism

Wingecarribee Shire Council has today announced that the corporate portfolio of Economic Development will be merged with the existing Tourism portfolio. Making the announcement was Council’s Deputy General Manager Corporate, Strategy and Development Services, Mark Pepping. “Combining the two functions at our Southern Highlands Welcome Centre makes perfect sense,” said Mr Pepping. “Our Welcome Centre...

Draft Rural Tourism Policy on exhibition

December 17, 2018Posted in: Development

Robertson revegetation tour

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from interested parties after councillors endorsed the public exhibition of a draft Rural Tourism Policy at the last Ordinary Council Meeting of November. The draft policy clarifies what tourism activities are currently permissible in the Shire’s rural areas as well as proposing a mechanism for determining where and when...

Draft Development Control Plan on exhibition

March 31, 2017Posted in: Development

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from residents after councillors recently endorsed the draft Development Control Plan Provisions with particular regard to signage and outdoor advertising. Council’s Deputy General Manager, Corporate, Strategy and Development Services, Mark Pepping explained the purpose of the draft development control plan endorsed by councillors at the Council Meeting of 22...