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Repair works to commence on Wombeyan Caves Road

September 6, 2021Posted in: Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to begin rehabilitation works on Wombeyan Caves Road thanks to $5.6 million in joint funding from the Federal Government’s Disaster Recovery Funding Agreement (DRFA) and the NSW Government’s Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Package (BLER). The rehabilitation works will involve repair of several sites along the road, which was significantly impacted...

Acting General Manager cautions motorists ahead of Easter weekend

April 1, 2021Posted in: Roads and Assets

Machinery scooping up flood water

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Acting General Manager is urging motorists to take extra care on the roads as holiday traffic increases across the Shire. Acting General Manager Les MacMahon said the warning was particularly important as Council crews continued to mop up from last month’s deluge. “While we avoided some of the more serious flood damage...

Council secures multi-million dollar Black Spot Funding

May 6, 2020Posted in: Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Council has secured over $8 million in grant funding from the NSW State and Australian Federal Governments to help rectify four traffic ‘black spots’. A total of $3.3 million dollars was allocated as part of the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program to remediate sections of the Old Hume Highway in Mittagong and Bowral...

Fire and flood force closure of Wombeyan Caves Road

February 26, 2020Posted in: Roads and Assets

Wombeyan Caves Road, between Goodman’s Ford and Wombeyan Caves, will remain off limits as Council staff begin the task of assessing and repairing damage sustained to the road after bush fire attack and heavy rain. Located in the Shire’s west, Wombeyan Caves Road west of Greenhills Road has been closed for intermittent periods since the...

Pedestrians urged to ‘Look out before you step out’

February 10, 2020Posted in: Community, Roads and Assets

Look before you step out stencil on pavement

Wingecarribee Shire Council has been installing road stencils at pedestrian crossings, intersections and pedestrian refuges throughout the Shire in a bid to improve pedestrian safety. Recent data from Transport for NSW’s Road Safety Plan 2021 shows that pedestrians make up 17 per cent of all fatalities and nine per cent of all serious injuries on...