Tagged: community

Supporting bushfire-affected communities

August 11, 2020Posted in: Community

New growth on burnt tree

Wingecarribee Shire Council in partnership with the NSW Government is launching a Social Recovery Small Grants Program to support communities recovering from the 2019/20 bushfires. Grants of up to $5,000 are available for recovery-focused health and wellbeing projects in the Wingecarribee Shire. Council’s Coordinator Community Development, Cath Brennan, said the program would support collaborative approaches...

Southern Highlands Destination Plan on exhibition

July 15, 2020Posted in: Community

Robertson revegetation tour

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from the community after Councillors endorsed the public exhibition of the Draft Southern Highlands Destination Plan 2020-2030. The draft plan provides a blueprint to achieve the 2031 vision for the Wingecarribee economy over the next 10 years. Council’s Coordinator Economic Development, Jan Campbell said that it is common practice...

Council’s community centres and halls set to reopen

June 19, 2020Posted in: Community, Roads and Assets

Council-managed community centres and halls across the Shire will progressively reopen as of Tuesday 23 June as COVID-19 restrictions are eased throughout the State. The community centres and halls will reopen in-line with the NSW Government’s easing of social restrictions however Council’s Assets Manager Stace Lewer said the reopening came with stringent conditions. “We’ve been...

Wingecarribee Seniors Directory now available

April 15, 2020Posted in: Community

Lady outdoors looking at camera, relaxed

Local service information for the Shire’s senior citizens has become easier to find with the launch of the new-look Wingecarribee Seniors Directory. The new look directory contains a comprehensive list of activities and contacts for seniors living in the Southern Highlands. New to the directory is the inclusion of vital information to assist in navigating...

Council’s 2019 Community Satisfaction Survey results

December 18, 2019Posted in: Community

The results are in from Council’s 2019 Community Satisfaction Survey and while the report contained some positive results, General Manager Ann Prendergast has called for further improvements. “Just over three quarters of all residents surveyed were somewhat satisfied with the overall performance of Council over the last year,” she said. “While this statistic is encouraging...