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Arts and culture survey now open

October 13, 2020 - Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking community response to a survey commissioned as part of a research project into the arts and culture sector in the Southern Highlands. The Wingecarribee Arts and Culture Stakeholder Group... Read More

Arts Trail maps now available

October 13, 2020 - Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging residents to pick up their free map and start planning for this year’s Southern Highlands Arts Trail. Council’s Cultural Development Officer Erin Adams said this year’s Art Trail presents... Read More

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Changed traffic conditions: Bessemer Street, Mittagong

October 8, 2020 - Wingecarribee Shire Council wishes to advise that sewer main renewal works will temporarily impact traffic at the Bowral Road...

Changed traffic conditions: Station Street, Bowral

October 2, 2020 - Wingecarribee Shire Council wishes to advise that pavement investigation works are scheduled to commence on Station Street in Bowral...

Temporary closure of Wingecarribee Street bridge

September 16, 2020 - Wingecarribee Shire Council wishes to advise that the Wingecarribee Street Bridge in Bowral will be temporarily closed from 6.30pm...

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Entries now open for ‘Photo Voice’ bush fire exhibition

16 October, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council and the Southern Highlands Foundation (FireAid) are inviting photographers from across the Shire to join them as they...

Arts and culture survey now open

13 October, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking community response to a survey commissioned as part of a research project into the arts and...

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Arts Trail maps now available

13 October, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging residents to pick up their free map and start planning for this year’s Southern Highlands Arts...

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Council receives green light to progress Moss Vale Bypass

12 October, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council will begin preliminary investigations including designs for the Moss Vale Bypass project following the release of $2.4 million...

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Funding available for recovery and resilience projects

2 October, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on organisations and groups working on medium or long-term projects to support community recovery and help...

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Mittagong Library set to reopen to the public

25 September, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to reopen Mittagong Branch Library on Tuesday 6 October 2020 as coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions continue to ease across...

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Draft changes to outdoor signage on exhibition

8 September, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from the community after councillors recently resolved that draft changes to signage provisions within Council’s...

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Agribusiness and Equine Strategy to shine light on Shire

28 May, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council in partnership with Destination Sydney Surrounds South is set to develop an Agribusiness and Equine Strategy to showcase...

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Information sessions to discuss planning documents

28 April, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council will hold a series of information sessions starting Friday 1 May 2020 to discuss the draft Wingecarribee Local...

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Construction hours extended to support industry

8 April, 2020

In the lead up to the Easter break Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents of changes to construction hours introduced to...

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Highland businesses back up and running

22 January, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair has welcomed the announcement by the Rural Fire Service (RFS) declaring the Shire safe to visit...

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Managing vegetation prior to and after a bush fire

17 January, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is urging residents to familiarise themselves with local and State requirements before clearing trees and vegetation from around...

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Backyard burning and the Bush Fire Danger Period

12 October, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council in conjunction with the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) and Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) are reminding residents...

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Invitations open to join bushland recovery programs

10 September, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging residents and landholders to join a Council-led private land conservation initiative in the wake of the...

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Council celebrates Biodiversity Month

2 September, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging residents to get involved in a new nature play initiative this September. Developed in partnership with...

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Nesting season arrives for native birdlife

27 August, 2020

Springtime may herald new blooms and blossoms but for much of our native birdlife it also signals the start of nesting...

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Draft Walking Tracks Strategy on exhibition

19 August, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from the community after Councillors unanimously endorsed the public exhibition of the Draft Walking Tracks...

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Climate change action in Operational Plan

10 July, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s 2020/2021 Operational Plan and Budget will include eight delivery items relating to climate change action following its adoption...

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Arts Trail maps now available

13 October, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging residents to pick up their free map and start planning for this year’s Southern Highlands Arts...

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Funding available for recovery and resilience projects

2 October, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on organisations and groups working on medium or long-term projects to support community recovery and help...

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Australia Day nominations now open

24 September, 2020

Nominations for Wingecarribee Shire’s 2021 Australia Day Awards are now open. Residents are invited to nominate their fellow citizens for both...

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Council encourages residents to Get Ready for summer

17 September, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging families across the Shire to use the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) Get Ready Weekend to...

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Council celebrates Biodiversity Month

2 September, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging residents to get involved in a new nature play initiative this September. Developed in partnership with...

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Working towards a Plastic Free Wingecarribee

30 June, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is once again participating in Plastic Free July and is encouraging the local community to take part in...

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Funding available for recovery and resilience projects

2 October, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on organisations and groups working on medium or long-term projects to support community recovery and help...

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Council urges small businesses to ‘Get Ready’

2 October, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging local business owners to prepare for emergencies and disasters in five simple steps by downloading the...

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Council calls for trade services tenders

21 September, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking tenders from appropriately qualified and experienced contractors for the provision of a range of trade services...

Councillor Gair returned as Mayor

16 September, 2020

Councillor Duncan Gair was tonight returned as Mayor of Wingecarribee Shire by his fellow councillors. “I’m extremely grateful to have once...

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Pizza vendor prosecuted for illegal operations

10 August, 2020

A mobile pizza shop illegally operating from a shipping container in Colo Vale has been closed with the operator ordered to...

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Mayor announces Councillor Markwart’s resignation

4 August, 2020

It is with regret that I advise of the resignation of Councillor Gordon Markwart. Councillor Markwart’s resignation is effective immediately and...

Berrima All Abilities Playground open for action!

22 October, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council has this week opened the Shire’s latest all abilities playground in Berrima. Officiating at the opening at the...

Wattle Street Car Park open for business

16 October, 2020

Motorists and shoppers in Bowral have more car parking options following the opening of Council’s newly expanded Wattle Street Car Park....

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Mittagong Pool first to open for swim season

8 October, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to reopen Mittagong Swimming Centre on Saturday 10 October 2020 in line with the NSW Government’s...

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Mittagong Library set to reopen to the public

25 September, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to reopen Mittagong Branch Library on Tuesday 6 October 2020 as coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions continue to ease across...

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Mobile Library van returns as ‘Click & Collect’ service

16 September, 2020

Getting your hands on a library book is about to become even easier for Highland residents with the launch of Council’s...

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Draft Walking Tracks Strategy on exhibition

19 August, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from the community after Councillors unanimously endorsed the public exhibition of the Draft Walking Tracks...

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Tulip Time pruned back due to COVID-19

5 May, 2020

The Southern Highlands annual Tulip Time is to be cut back in the wake of COVID-19 but organisers promise the floral...

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Sharing the Love with the Southern Highlands

12 February, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Destination Southern Highlands team is set to launch a new tourism and economic recovery campaign aimed at enticing...

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Council adopts Rural Tourism Policy

15 November, 2019

Wingecarribee Shire Councillors have voted to adopt the Shire’s first Rural Tourism Policy. Council’s Group Manager Planning, Development and Regulatory Services,...

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Council appoints Economic Development and Tourism Coordinators

2 July, 2019

Wingecarribee Shire Council has today appointed Jan Campbell as Coordinator of Economic Development and Izabella Lane as Coordinator of Tourism. The...

Council sets a new direction for Economic Development in the Shire

6 March, 2019

Wingecarribee Shire Council has today announced that the corporate portfolio of Economic Development will be merged with the existing Tourism portfolio....

Lightning strikes twice for award winning Mittagong Caravan Park

20 November, 2018

Mittagong Caravan Park has been awarded Best Inland Caravan Park for a second successive year by the Caravan & Camping Industry...