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Interim Administrator adopts Local Housing Strategy

July 15, 2021Posted in: Development

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Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Interim Administrator Viv May has adopted and commended Council’s Local Housing Strategy and Local Strategy Planning Statement during Wednesday evening’s Ordinary Meeting of Council. Mr May said the adoption of the documents provided a long-term planning framework for future housing within the Southern Highlands. “Together these documents provide a strategic blueprint designed...

Community reps called for Local Planning Panel

March 31, 2021Posted in: Development

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling for applications from interested community members to join an Interim Independent Advisory Assessment Panel. Community members are required to join the Advisory Assessment Panel to assist in determining development applications previously referred to Council for decision. The establishment of the Independent Advisory Assessment Panel is one of the first actions...

Council launches revised Engineering Specifications

January 15, 2021Posted in: Development, Roads and Assets

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Wingecarribee Shire Council has completed a review of its engineering specifications in a bid to provide the local design and construction industry with greater consistency, clarity and up to date industry practices. The revised Engineering Design and Construction Specifications and associated Development Control Plan (DCP) Amendments came into effect on 1 January with a transition...

Information sessions to discuss planning documents

April 28, 2020Posted in: Community, Development

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Wingecarribee Shire Council will hold a series of information sessions starting Friday 1 May 2020 to discuss the draft Wingecarribee Local Housing Strategy and draft Wingecarribee Local Strategic Planning Statement. Due to COVID-19, the one-on-one information sessions will be held by phone or video conferencing. Council’s Coordinator Strategic Land Use Planning, Michael Park, explained that...

Council adopts Rural Tourism Policy

November 15, 2019Posted in: Other, Tourism

Wingecarribee Shire Councillors have voted to adopt the Shire’s first Rural Tourism Policy. Council’s Group Manager Planning, Development and Regulatory Services, Nick Wilton, explained how the policy would benefit the Shire. “Tourism-related activities provide almost 2,300 full-time jobs across our Shire and many more part-time roles,” he said. “It is without doubt one of our...