Tagged: roads

Windy weather warning for Highlands

August 21, 2020Posted in: Community

With the blustery weather upon us, Wingecarribee Sire Council is reminding residents and builders to secure any items that could be blown about in strong winds. “August and September are traditionally our windiest months with strong westerly winds common across the Shire,” said Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair. “We’ve already seen a number of strong...

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...

Counting the cost of the bush fires

February 14, 2020Posted in: Roads and Assets

On Monday 10 February the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) declared both the Green Wattle Creek and Morton Fires ‘Out’ thanks to the intervention of recent rainfall across the Shire. While the immediate threat of bush fire activity has eased, the mammoth task of cleaning up the Shire is expected to take months to...

Council’s 2019 Community Satisfaction Survey results

December 18, 2019Posted in: Community

The results are in from Council’s 2019 Community Satisfaction Survey and while the report contained some positive results, General Manager Ann Prendergast has called for further improvements. “Just over three quarters of all residents surveyed were somewhat satisfied with the overall performance of Council over the last year,” she said. “While this statistic is encouraging...