Tagged: Safety

Change your clock, change your smoke alarm battery

March 30, 2016Posted in: Events, Other

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents to change their smoke alarm batteries when turning their clocks back this weekend for the end of Daylight Savings. “I encourage everyone to heed the advice issued by Fire and Rescue NSW and replace the batteries in all their smoke alarms this Sunday 3 April,” said Wingecarribee Shire Mayor,...

Asbestos Awareness Day

November 28, 2014Posted in: Development, Environment

Friday 28 November is National Asbestos Awareness Day and Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding home owners and renovators of the risks of asbestos. “Asbestos was widely used in building materials up until the mid-1980s,” said Council’s Manager Environment and Sustainability, Barry Arthur. “Even though the manufacture and use of asbestos has been banned for over...

Community safety feedback wanted

February 19, 2014Posted in: Community

How safe is our community? Do you go about your daily activities feeling safe and without fear of becoming a victim of crime? These are just some of the questions Wingecarribee Shire Council is asking the residents of the Southern Highlands as part of its Community Safety Survey. Council’s Community Development Coordinator, Nicole Williams, said...

Parents reminded of dangers of supplying alcohol to minors

December 18, 2013Posted in: Community

With schools on the verge of breaking up for the year, Wingecarribee Shire Council is re-launching a safety campaign to remind parents and guardians of their responsibility ensuring teenagers under the age of 18 are not supplied with alcohol this festive season. Now in its second year, the campaign entitled, “The Secondary Supply – Don’t...

Watch out for travelling con artists

November 29, 2013Posted in: Community

The Mayor of Wingecarribee Shire Council, Councillor Juliet Arkwright, is warning residents to be on the lookout for scam artists offering to undertake maintenance work on properties in the local area on behalf of Council. Council has received reports of residents being approached by door-to-door salespeople requesting money to paint kerbside numbering, and claiming to...