Tagged: Mayor

Australia Day nominations now being called

September 12, 2018Posted in: Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on residents to nominate their fellow citizens for next year’s Australia Day Awards. Nominations are open for both the 2019 Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year awards. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Ken Halstead said the awards were an opportunity to recognise the efforts of those residents who contribute to...

Shire secures State funding for community projects

September 11, 2018Posted in: Community, Other

The Southern Highlands has secured over $1.75 million in funding as part of Round 2 of the NSW State Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF). Announced by the Deputy Premier John Barilaro, the monies will enable the development of three major community projects across the Wingecarribee Shire. The projects include the Stephens Park playing fields...

Mayor welcomes Bowral Blacks funding announcement

September 6, 2018Posted in: Community

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Ken Halstead has welcomed the news that the State Government will provide almost $1 million in funding for the redevelopment of the Bowral Blacks Club House. The announcement was made late last week when Premier Gladys Berejiklian joined Wollondilly MP Jai Rowell on a tour of the Shire. “Our Shire is...

Bush Fire Danger Period starts early

September 3, 2018Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Ken Halstead is urging residents to remain vigilant to the threat of fire as the NSW Rural Fire Service brings forward this year’s Bush Fire Danger Period. “No one needs reminding of how dry the current conditions are,” the Mayor said. “In conjunction with the long-term weather forecast, the current dry...

Council welcomes State Government funding for libraries

August 29, 2018Posted in: Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Council has welcomed the announcement by the NSW State Government pledging $60 million in investments across the State’s public libraries. The announcement was made by the Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for the Arts Don Harwin in a joint statement and follows Council’s Mayoral Minute, which was passed last week. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor...