Tagged: Road safety

Council gears up for 2017 Seniors Festival

February 24, 2017Posted in: Community, Events

Photo by Adrian Flores

Wingecarribee Shire Council is gearing up for this year’s Seniors Festival with a variety of events being held from 3 to 12 March. Events include a free seniors cycling workshop presented by Rideability Cycle Education. Council’s Road Safety Officer Melanie Lausz explained that the workshop is perfect for seniors looking to brush up on their...

Pedestrians urged to ‘Look out before you step out’

February 16, 2017Posted in: Roads and Assets

Look out before you step out

Wingecarribee Shire Council is urging pedestrians to stay alert when crossing the road. The advice comes as ‘Look out before you step out’ footpath stickers are being installed at pedestrian crossings, intersections and pedestrian refuges throughout the Shire. Council’s Road Safety Officer Melanie Officer explained the initiative behind the LOOK Pedestrian Safety program. “Our Shire’s...

Helping Learner drivers become safer drivers

February 16, 2017Posted in: Events, Roads and Assets

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Teaching a young person to drive needn’t be a daunting task with a number of Council workshops and hands-on driving events designed to help parents of learner drivers prepare their teenagers for safer driving. Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Road Safety Officer, Melanie Lausz, said parents and supervisors of novice drivers have a crucial role to play...

New locality signs unveiled

November 15, 2016Posted in: Roads and Assets

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In an effort to improve reporting details for Emergency Services, Wingecarribee Shire Council is rolling out a series of new locality signs which define the borders of localities across the Shire. The new signs also recognise local Indigenous history by including the name of the Aboriginal Country which has been used by Aboriginal people for...

Council rewards safe cycling

November 7, 2016Posted in: Events

Three Generation Family On Cycle Ride In Countryside Smiling At Camera.

With the weather warming up Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging bike riders to don their helmets and participate in the Cycle for Active Transport – Helmet Hero competition for a chance to win. Residents of all ages are encouraged to collect a helmet reward card from participating outlets and after completing four local trips, present...