Tagged: Wingecarribee Shire Council

‘Business as usual’ following Council suspension

March 15, 2021Posted in: Other

Council chambers 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Acting General Manager John Burgess has reassured residents that Council operations remain unaffected following the suspension of councillors on Friday 12 March 2021. “It’s business as usual in terms of Council operations,” he said. “Our libraries are still open, our water and sewerage services remain unaffected, rubbish collections will proceed as normal...

Wingecarribee Shire Council suspended

March 12, 2021Posted in: Community

Council chambers 2021

The NSW Government has today suspended Wingecarribee Shire Council and appointed Interim Administrator Mr Viv May PSM for a three-month period. Minister for Local Government The Hon Shelley Hancock MP made the decision to suspend Council after considering its submission in response to a notice of intention received on March 3. The suspension follows ongoing...

Alternate Acting General Manager appointed

March 11, 2021Posted in: Other

Wingecarribee Shire Council has appointed Mr John Burgess as Alternate Acting General Manager until 22 March or until a further decision of Council. Mr Burgess will temporarily fill the role in the absence of Council’s current Acting General Manager Mr Barry Paull. Mr Paull has agreed to step aside and take personal leave while an...

Mayor Gair calls for dysfunctional councillors to resign

March 9, 2021Posted in: Other

This afternoon Council will hold an Extraordinary Meeting to consider the Notice from the Hon Shelley Hancock MP Minister for Local Government to suspend Wingecarribee Shire Council and appoint an interim administrator. While the correspondence suggests an interim period of three months, the Minister could extend the suspension for an additional three months. A six-month...

Seeds we don’t want saved

March 5, 2021Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on home owners with Agapanthus plants to remove the seed heads before they open and release their potentially invasive seeds. A native plant of southern Africa, Agapanthus have quickly become one of the Highlands’ favourite garden plants, enjoyed by keen gardeners for their pretty white and purple flowers and year-round...

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