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Mayor opens refurbished Exeter Hall

March 20, 2017Posted in: Community

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Ken Halstead has today officially opened the newly refurbished Exeter Hall. Speaking at the opening the Mayor said the hall had long been a part of the Exeter village social scene. “Over the course of its 115 year history, Exeter Hall has played host to hundreds of dances, concerts, socials and...

Environment big winner in IPART Special Rate decision

May 20, 2016Posted in: Environment

Land for wildlife

Continuation of award-winning environmental works in the Wingecarribee Shire is assured following approval of Council’s Special Rate Variation application. The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) this week announced its approval of the SRV application, paving the way for a continued focus on restoration of bushland, natural habitats and waterways. “While approval for the environmental...

Council welcomes Special Rate Variation approval

May 17, 2016Posted in: Community

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Larry Whipper has welcomed today’s announcement from the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) of Council’s successful Special Rate Variation (SRV) application. Following a period of sustained community engagement Council at its meeting of 10 February 2016 resolved to apply for an SRV to reduce infrastructure backlogs and achieve sustainability indicators set...

Council vote to apply for Improve Special Rate Variation

February 10, 2016Posted in: Community

Wingecarribee Shire Councillors have tonight voted to submit the Improve scenario Special Rate Variation to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) for determination. “Tonight’s decision was without doubt one of the most difficult choices this Council has undertaken,” Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Larry Whipper said.  “It was a decision no Councillor took lightly.” “However Councillors...

Council to roll out Organisational Service Review

February 10, 2016Posted in: Other

In a move designed to further improve in-house efficiencies, Wingecarribee Shire Council has tonight unanimously voted to implement an Organisational Services Review. “This Review is a direct result of Council’s Fit for the Future Improvement Proposal,” said Council’s General Manager Ann Prendergast. “Last year the NSW State Government found that we were fit to continue...