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Wingecarribee Shire Council suspended

March 12, 2021Posted in: Community

Council chambers 2021

The NSW Government has today suspended Wingecarribee Shire Council and appointed Interim Administrator Mr Viv May PSM for a three-month period. Minister for Local Government The Hon Shelley Hancock MP made the decision to suspend Council after considering its submission in response to a notice of intention received on March 3. The suspension follows ongoing...

Alternate Acting General Manager appointed

March 11, 2021Posted in: Other

Wingecarribee Shire Council has appointed Mr John Burgess as Alternate Acting General Manager until 22 March or until a further decision of Council. Mr Burgess will temporarily fill the role in the absence of Council’s current Acting General Manager Mr Barry Paull. Mr Paull has agreed to step aside and take personal leave while an...

Mayor Gair calls for dysfunctional councillors to resign

March 9, 2021Posted in: Other

This afternoon Council will hold an Extraordinary Meeting to consider the Notice from the Hon Shelley Hancock MP Minister for Local Government to suspend Wingecarribee Shire Council and appoint an interim administrator. While the correspondence suggests an interim period of three months, the Minister could extend the suspension for an additional three months. A six-month...

Roadside memorial unveiled honouring fallen firefighters

February 5, 2021Posted in: Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council has today honoured the memories of fallen Rural Fire Service volunteers Geoffrey Keaton and Andrew O’Dwyer who died during the 2019/20 Black Summer bushfires. The young men were tragically killed while on duty on the evening of Thursday 19 December 2019 battling the Green Wattle Creek bushfire which threatened and impacted Buxton...

Wingecarribee Shire’s top citizens announced

January 27, 2021Posted in: Community, Events

Long serving Highlands volunteer Catherine Constable (OAM) has been named Wingecarribee Shire’s 2021 Australia Day Citizen of the Year. Mrs Constable has been a long-time advocate and supporter for senior citizens across the Shire and has served more than 17 years on the Board of the Wingecarribee Adult Day Care Centres Inc (WADCC). During her...

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