Tagged: Mayor

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...

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...

Aboriginal Cultural Centre lease signing

February 6, 2020Posted in: Community

NAIDOC Flag Raising 2016

Wingecarribee Shire Council and the Aboriginal Community Cultural Centre will sign-off on a long-term lease ensuring the Mittagong-based facility remains in the hands of the Shire’s first peoples. Mayor Gair explained the significance of the 99-year lease. “The signing of this lease represents a formal hand-over of this Council-owned facility to our Shire’s Aboriginal and...

Wingecarribee Shire’s top citizens announced

January 28, 2020Posted in: Events

Long-time Highland’s volunteer Sidney (Sid) Jeffrey has been named Wingecarribee Shire’s 2020 Australia Day Citizen of the Year. Since moving to the Shire more than 18 years ago Mr Jeffrey has devoted much of his time to helping others. Sidney is a long-serving member of the Hill Top Community Centre’s 355 Management Committee and Rural...

Highland businesses back up and running

January 22, 2020Posted in: Development

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair has welcomed the announcement by the Rural Fire Service (RFS) declaring the Shire safe to visit following the recent bush fires. “This is great news for our Shire, our residents and businesses,” he said. The NSW Rural Fire Service informs that the fires which had previously threatened parts of the...