Tagged: community

Community Services Expo at the Bowral Memorial Hall

February 22, 2021Posted in: Community, Events

Thomas-Andrew Baxter welcomes participants to the 2016 expo

Wingecarribee Shire Council will host the Shire’s annual Wingecarribee Community Services Expo on Thursday 25 February at the Bowral Memorial Hall. Council’s Coordinator Community Development, Cath Brennan, explained that the Expo provides an opportunity for residents to discover the range of services and support groups that contribute to our Shire. “Over 35 exhibitors will be...

Help shape a community-driven Environment and Climate Change Strategy

January 7, 2021Posted in: Environment

Southern Highlands view from the air

Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting residents to take part in an online survey to help prepare a draft Environment and Climate Change Strategy. Council’s Coordinator Sustainability Services, Cecilia Kemp, said the survey was the first step in the preparation of the strategy. “We want to work with our community, key stakeholders, environment groups, local businesses,...

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...

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