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September Quarterly Budget Review adopted

November 24, 2021Posted in: Other

Council’s September quarterly budget review was presented and adopted by Council this afternoon. In adopting Council’s September Budget Review Mr May agreed to ‘revote’ or transfer $32.3 million in project funding to the 2022-23 financial year. Council’s original capital works program for the 2021-22 financial year was $68.6 million.  Revotes from the 2019-20 financial year...

Interim Administrator to review Council’s finances

October 19, 2021Posted in: Other, Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Interim Administrator Viv May PSM has called for an independent review into Council’s finances following the presentation of the Draft Annual Financial Statements. In addition to referring the Council’s 2020/21 Draft Annual Financial Statements for external audit as per the Local Government Act, Mr May recommended a ‘desktop comparison’ be undertaken on...

Support to local business and our community: COVID-19 financial relief package

August 13, 2021Posted in: Community

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Wingecarribee Shire Council has reactivated its hardship policy and will defer rates and charges for businesses and residents affected by the latest COVID restrictions. The relief package, adopted by Council’s Interim Administrator Mr Viv May at Council’s meeting of Wednesday 11 August, will lessen the burden on impacted businesses and households. “We’re acutely aware that...

Mayoral Relief Fund update

February 26, 2020Posted in: Other

Less than eight weeks since the outbreak of the first bush fire to hit the Southern Highlands and Wingecarribee Shire’s Mayoral Relief Fund has topped $100,000. A total of $94,250 has been distributed to 198 families and individuals across the Shire since the first fires tore through the villages of Balmoral and Buxton. Wingecarribee Shire...

Council’s sustainability efforts pay-off

September 6, 2019Posted in: Environment

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Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Duncan Gair has commended a Council-led program for reducing Council’s energy consumption and costs for the 2018/19 financial year. Established in 2012, the Revolving Energy Fund (REFund) generates ongoing funding for projects that reduce energy consumption. “Last financial year seven energy projects contributed to just over $56,000 in financial savings,” the...