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Learn more about becoming a councillor

May 7, 2021
Wingecarribee Shire Council has announced a series of candidate information sessions for residents interested in standing for the NSW Local Government Elections on 4 September. Council’s Acting Deputy General Manager, Ms Danielle Lidgard, said... Read More

Community Recovery Concert success

May 5, 2021
Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Community Recovery Concert has been hailed a success with over 1,000 people attending the Moss Vale Showground on Saturday 10 April 2021. The event featured performances by Justice Crew, Mahalia Barnes... Read More

Mittagong pool – community update

May 7, 2021 Heavy overnight rainfall has again impacted Mittagong Swimming Pool which had been closed since mid-December when floodwaters forced the... Read More

New Berrima to host emergency exercise

April 14, 2021 Wingecarribee Shire Council wishes to advise that a multi-agency emergency training exercise will be held at Boral’s Berrima Cement... Read More

Throsby Street Reconstruction Works

April 12, 2021 Wingecarribee Shire Council wishes to advise that road works are scheduled to commence on Throsby Street in Moss Vale... Read More

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Learn more about becoming a councillor

7 May, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council has announced a series of candidate information sessions for residents interested in standing for the NSW Local Government...

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Community Recovery Concert success

5 May, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Community Recovery Concert has been hailed a success with over 1,000 people attending the Moss Vale Showground on...

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Grants available for community-led bushfire recovery

30 April, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council in partnership with the NSW Government is set to launch a third round of the Bushfire Community Recovery...

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Council invites community groups to apply for funding

26 April, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on local community groups to apply for funding as part of this year’s ClubGRANTS scheme. ClubGRANTS...

Interim Administrator calls for greater project transparency

22 April, 2021

In a bid to ensure greater transparency Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Interim Administrator Mr Viv May will undertake further community consultation on...

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Interim Administrator to visit Shire’s villages

15 April, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Interim Administrator Mr Viv May PSM is inviting residents to meet him as he organises a road trip...

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Interim Administrator calls for resident feedback

8 April, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Interim Administrator Mr Viv May is calling on residents and professional advisors who have had recent interaction with...

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Community reps called for Local Planning Panel

31 March, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling for applications from interested community members to join an Interim Independent Advisory Assessment Panel. Community members...

Record developments drive Highlands boom

12 February, 2021

Development Applications received and processed by Wingecarribee Shire Council over the summer period reveal the Southern Highlands is experiencing a building...

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Council launches revised Engineering Specifications

15 January, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council has completed a review of its engineering specifications in a bid to provide the local design and construction...

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Online lodgement of Development Applications now mandated

6 January, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding customers of changes to how Development Applications are submitted following the mandatory introduction of the online...

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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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Backyard Burning Do’s and Don’ts

1 April, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents of the need for continued fire safety vigilance despite the close of the Bushfire Danger...

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Rethink waste and celebrate Earth Hour

24 March, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to celebrate Earth Hour with a special community event at the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens this...

Chemical CleanOut at Moss Vale Depot

Household Chemical CleanOut at Council Depot

24 March, 2021

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) in conjunction with Wingecarribee Shire Council will be accepting unwanted chemicals as part of its...

Seeds we don’t want saved

5 March, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on home owners with Agapanthus plants to remove the seed heads before they open and release...

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Help shape a community-driven Environment and Climate Change Strategy

7 January, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting residents to take part in an online survey to help prepare a draft Environment and Climate...

Record rainfall recorded in Bowral and Mittagong

23 December, 2020

Data collected from last week’s deluge reveal that parts of the Wingecarribee Shire recorded record rainfalls. Council’s Acting General Manager of...

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Community Recovery Concert success

5 May, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Community Recovery Concert has been hailed a success with over 1,000 people attending the Moss Vale Showground on...

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Council to celebrate Compost Awareness Week

19 April, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to celebrate International Compost Awareness Week with free activities to promote the benefits of composting. International...

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Tulip Time to bloom in 2021

6 April, 2021

Tulip Time will be back in September following last year’s COVID cancellation. Council’s Group Manager of Tourism and Economic Development, Steve...

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Bookings open for Seniors Festival

26 March, 2021

Bookings for Wingecarribee Shire Council’s 2021 Seniors Festival activities are set to open Monday 29 March 2021. Council’s Aged and Disability...

Outdoor sculptures at dusk

Rethink waste and celebrate Earth Hour

24 March, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to celebrate Earth Hour with a special community event at the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens this...

Chemical CleanOut at Moss Vale Depot

Household Chemical CleanOut at Council Depot

24 March, 2021

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) in conjunction with Wingecarribee Shire Council will be accepting unwanted chemicals as part of its...

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Bin Trim offers businesses a free waste assessment

3 May, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging business owners to register for a free Bin Trim waste assessment to help take the hassle...

Council chambers 2021

General Manager’s position to be re-advertised

22 April, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Interim Administrator Mr Viv May has re-advertised for the position of General Manager. The re-opening of applicants for...

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Interim Administrator announces executive resignations

7 April, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Deputy General Manager Operations, Finance and Risk Mr Barry Paull and Deputy General Manager Corporate, Strategy and Development...

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Community representatives called for selection panel

24 March, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Interim Administrator Mr Viv May PSM is calling on community representatives to join a selection panel to assist...

Council chambers 2021

‘Business as usual’ following Council suspension

15 March, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Acting General Manager John Burgess has reassured residents that Council operations remain unaffected following the suspension of councillors...

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Alternate Acting General Manager appointed

11 March, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council has appointed Mr John Burgess as Alternate Acting General Manager until 22 March or until a further decision...

Heavy rain forces Saturday closure of sports fields

7 May, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council has today closed all Council-managed sports fields scheduled for Saturday 8 May following continued heavy overnight rain. The...

Interim Administrator calls for greater project transparency

22 April, 2021

In a bid to ensure greater transparency Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Interim Administrator Mr Viv May will undertake further community consultation on...

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Traffic changes at Bowral Hospital to deliver extra car spaces

13 April, 2021

On-street parking around Bowral Hospital is set to be improved following the implementation of several traffic changes immediately surrounding the hospital....

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Acting General Manager cautions motorists ahead of Easter weekend

1 April, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Acting General Manager is urging motorists to take extra care on the roads as holiday traffic increases across...

Council secures multi-million-dollar bridge grant funding

19 February, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council has secured $3.5 million in grant funding from the NSW State Government to renew four ageing bridges across...

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Council launches revised Engineering Specifications

15 January, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council has completed a review of its engineering specifications in a bid to provide the local design and construction...

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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...