Tagged: Safety

Road safety reminder as school heads back

May 7, 2019Posted in: Community, Roads and Assets

Council’s Road Safety Officer with Principal Graham and concerned parents at the Bendooley Street traffic signals

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding motorists to slow down and travel safely around schools, with school zones coming back into effect for the new school term. Term two officially commenced on Monday 29 April 2019. Council’s Road Safety Officer Melanie Lausz said drivers must slow to 40 kilometres per hour in school zones on weekdays...

Fencing requirements for portable pools

November 9, 2018Posted in: Development, Other

With summer just around the corner, Wingecarribee Shire Council is urging potential customers of portable pools to think twice before making an impulse purchase. Council’s General Manager Corporate, Strategy and Development Services, Mark Pepping explained that many portable pools required the same security fencing as built-in or above ground pools. “Many portable pool owners are...

Little Blue Dinosaur comes to the Southern Highlands

November 27, 2017Posted in: Roads and Assets

Council's Road Safety Officer displays Little Blue Dinosaur signage in Leighton Gardens, Moss Vale

Wingecarribee Shire Council and the Little Blue Dinosaur Foundation are joining forces this December to raise awareness of the importance of child road safety. The foundation was set up by Michelle and David McLaughlin in 2014 after their young son was tragically killed in a pedestrian accident while on holidays. As part of the campaign,...

Helping Learner drivers become safer drivers

June 30, 2017Posted in: Events, Roads and Assets

Learner Drivers in front of car

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...

Council to crack down on car crime

April 20, 2017Posted in: Community

Council to crack down on car crime

Wingecarribee Shire Council is joining forces with Police Officers from the Hume Local Area Command (LAC) to help combat opportunistic crime. The education campaign is an initiative of the Wingecarribee Community Safety Committee which includes representatives from local Police, Council, businesses and community members. Council’s Group Manager Corporate and Community, Nick O’Connor explained the purpose...