Tagged: Mayor

Mayor announces Councillor Markwart’s resignation

August 4, 2020Posted in: Other

It is with regret that I advise of the resignation of Councillor Gordon Markwart. Councillor Markwart’s resignation is effective immediately and due to ongoing personal health issues. I wish to take this opportunity to thank Gordon for his contributions since being elected to Council in 2016. Gordon’s balanced and rational arguments, humour and quick wit...

Mayor announces departure of General Manager

July 29, 2020Posted in: Other

Mayor Duncan Gair has today announced the departure of the Shire’s General Manager, Ms Ann Prendergast. Mayor Gair said the release of Ms Prendergast from her contract had been mutually agreed by both parties and ratified by Council earlier in the day at an Extraordinary Meeting. “Council wishes to thank Ann for the commitment she...

Mayor urges continued COVID-19 vigilance

July 15, 2020Posted in: Community

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair is encouraging Highland residents to stay COVID-Safe in the wake of the recent surge in COVID-19 cases reported in Victoria and Sydney. “Now is not the time for complacency,” he said. “The spike in cases reported in south-western Sydney and now a confirmed case in the Highlands is of particular...

Council awards funds to 51 community projects

July 13, 2020Posted in: Community


Community groups, schools, sports clubs, cultural groups and volunteer organisations are some of the local groups set to receive crucial funding as part of Council’s 2020/21 Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme. A total of fifty-one local community projects totaling just over $115,000 were allocated funding as part of the annual Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme. Of the...

Council adopts 2020/21 Operational Plan and Budget

July 10, 2020Posted in: Other


Wingecarribee Shire Councillors have adopted the Operational Plan and Budget for the upcoming 2020/21 Financial Year. Mayor Duncan Gair said the adoption of the document paved the way for $68.8 million to be spent on capital works projects over the next twelve months. “Council can now proceed with the job of delivering a number of...