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Wattle Street Car Park open for business

October 16, 2020Posted in: Roads and Assets

Motorists and shoppers in Bowral have more car parking options following the opening of Council’s newly expanded Wattle Street Car Park. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair said the refurbished and expanded car park was ideally situated in the town’s central business district. “This car park will provide multiple benefits for Bowral,” the Mayor explained.  “Not...

Backyard burning and the Bush Fire Danger Period

October 12, 2020Posted in: Environment

Farmer and pile burn in rural setting

Wingecarribee Shire Council in conjunction with the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) and Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) are reminding residents that a permit to light a fire is mandatory following the start of the Bush Fire Danger Period. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair said permits came into effect as of 1 October 2020. “With...

Council receives green light to progress Moss Vale Bypass

October 12, 2020Posted in: Community

Drone image of Moss Vale Town

Wingecarribee Shire Council will begin preliminary investigations including designs for the Moss Vale Bypass project following the release of $2.4 million from the State Government to design and scope the project over the next two years. A $20 million election commitment from the State Government was announced by Transport and Infrastructure Minister, Andrew Constance, with...

Australia Day nominations now open

September 24, 2020Posted in: Community, Events

Australia Day in Berrima

Nominations for Wingecarribee Shire’s 2021 Australia Day Awards are now open. Residents are invited to nominate their fellow citizens for both the Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year awards. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair said the awards were an opportunity to recognise the efforts of those residents who contribute to making the Southern Highlands...

Council encourages residents to Get Ready for summer

September 17, 2020Posted in: Community, Events

RFS Get Ready Weekend banner

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging families across the Shire to use the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) Get Ready Weekend to prepare for the upcoming bushfire season and start a broader conversation about the need to prepare for emergencies. Mayor Gair said it was important the Shire avoided a repeat of the ‘Black summer’ bushfires....