Tagged: Mayor

Bikes bound for Kununurra depart RRC

October 1, 2019Posted in: Community, Other

People pose in front of shipping container filled with bikes

The remote Western Australian community of Kununurra is set to benefit from the generosity of Southern Highlanders with the imminent arrival of a shipping container of refurbished bicycles. Closing the door on the container packed with hundreds of bikes was Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Duncan Gair, Steve Glendenning from Resource Recovery Australia and volunteers from...

Shire welcomes Ambassador to Netherlands

September 13, 2019Posted in: Events

Mr Neuhaus presented Mayor Gair with a porcelain tulip vase from Holland

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair has this week welcomed Mr Matthew Neuhaus, Australia’s Ambassador to the Netherlands, on a visit to Bowral in the lead up to this year’s Tulip Time celebrations. “It was an absolute pleasure hosting Mr Neuhaus yesterday at Corbett Gardens in Bowral,” the Mayor said. “He took great delight in inspecting...

Mayor Gair thanks wind storm responders

September 12, 2019Posted in: Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair has praised Council’s Infrastructure Services staff for their role in cleaning up after last weekend’s wild weather. “Our reports indicate our staff responded to almost one hundred calls for assistance across the Shire over the weekend,” the Mayor said. “These calls included clearing fallen trees and branches and re-opening roads...

Australia Day nominations now being called

September 10, 2019Posted in: Community, Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on residents to nominate their fellow citizens for next year’s Australia Day Awards. Nominations are now open for both the 2020 Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year awards. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Duncan Gair said the awards were an opportunity to recognise the efforts of those residents who contribute...

Bush Fire Danger Period starts early

September 6, 2019Posted in: Community, Environment

Firetrucks lined up on smokey street

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair is urging residents to remain vigilant to the threat of fire as the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) brings forward this year’s Bush Fire Danger Period. “No one needs reminding of how dry the current conditions are,” the Mayor said.  “And with no significant rainfall recorded through winter our...