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Council awards funds to community projects

July 16, 2021Posted in: Community

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Community groups, sports clubs, cultural groups and volunteer organisations are some of the local groups set to receive crucial funding as part of Council’s 2021/22 Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme. A total of thirty-eight local community projects totalling just under $120,000 were allocated funding as part of the annual Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme. Of the 38...

Bushfire survey open to public

June 24, 2021Posted in: Community, Environment

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Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting Shire residents to take part in an online survey about Council’s response to the 2019/20 Black summer bushfires. The survey is one of the key components of an independent review Council’s Interim Administrator Viv May has requested be undertaken in response to the disaster. “I’ve previously stated that I would...

Ten tips to reduce winter air pollution

June 3, 2021Posted in: Community, Environment

Wood fire smoke

Wingecarribee Shire Council is asking residents to check their wood heaters to boost efficiency and help improve air quality this winter. “As temperatures drop and winter sets in, the incorrect use of wood fire heaters can seriously affect our air quality,” said Council’s Acting Deputy General Manager Ms Danielle Lidgard. “On colder days, wood smoke...

Roundtable scheduled to review Destination Strategy

May 28, 2021Posted in: Community

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Interim Administrator Viv May will establish a full-day roundtable discussion on 25 June 2021 to review the Shire’s recently adopted Destination Strategy. Mr May committed to reviewing the document following approaches from the community. “I understand that the Southern Highlands Destination Strategy was only adopted last November,” he said. “But the fact...