Tagged: Development applications

Record developments drive Highlands boom

February 12, 2021Posted in: Development

Development Applications received and processed by Wingecarribee Shire Council over the summer period reveal the Southern Highlands is experiencing a building boom. Figures revealed at Wednesday’s Ordinary Meeting of Council show 150 Development Applications were determined by Council from a total of 153 applications received between 22 November 2020 to 22 January 2021. Similar increases...

Council launches revised Engineering Specifications

January 15, 2021Posted in: Development, Roads and Assets

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Wingecarribee Shire Council has completed a review of its engineering specifications in a bid to provide the local design and construction industry with greater consistency, clarity and up to date industry practices. The revised Engineering Design and Construction Specifications and associated Development Control Plan (DCP) Amendments came into effect on 1 January with a transition...

Online lodgement of Development Applications now mandated

January 6, 2021Posted in: Development

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Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding customers of changes to how Development Applications are submitted following the mandatory introduction of the online NSW Planning Portal. Council’s Group Manager Planning, Development and Regulatory Services, Nick Wilton said the rollout of the new electronic lodgement service had been several years in the making. “Back in late 2019 the...

Councillors vote to waive all bush fire rebuilding costs

February 11, 2020Posted in: Other

Wingecarribee Shire Councillors have voted to waive all Council fees for bush fire affected residents wishing to rebuild. In a unanimous decision Councillors voted to waive all fees and charges associated with the lodgement of applications for the rebuilding of lost or damaged buildings as a result of the recent bush fires.  This includes Development...

Outdoor advertising and signage criteria

June 11, 2019Posted in: Development

Changes to outdoor advertising rules have led Wingecarribee Shire Council to remind ratepayers of enforceable regulations relating to the placement of public signs. The reminder comes following recently introduced changes by the NSW Government banning roadside trailer advertising. Council’s Deputy General Manager Corporate, Strategy and Development Services, Mark Pepping explained the changes. “Last year the...

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