Notice of Interim Heritage Orders No. 14 and 15 48-50 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong, and 2 Pioneer Street, Mittagong

February 27, 2024 Wingecarribee Shire Council has recently made two Interim Heritage Orders over sites in Mittagong. Both Interim Heritage Orders were... Read More

Commencement of Storm Water Drainage Works at Garrett Street, Moss Vale

February 27, 2024 Wingecarribee Shire Council wishes to advise the community that as a part of its scheduled Works Program, Stormwater Drainage... Read More

Community alert for temporary closure of Old South Road for next stage of restoration work

February 22, 2024 Old South Road users between Range Road in Mittagong and Merrigang Street, Bowral are encouraged to plan ahead for... Read More

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Council Showcases Senior Artists in March Atrium Exhibition to Celebrate Seniors Festival

29 February, 2024

Celebrating the NSW Seniors Festival, Wingecarribee Shire Council is excited to host an engaging exhibition honouring the works of our local...

Wingecarribee Shire Council updates Staff Customer Experience and Charter Standards

29 February, 2024

After a tumultuous few years for Wingecarribee Shire Council, a new commitment has been made to lift the game for the...

Mittagong Playhouse Restoration and Refurbishment Project Moves Forward

23 February, 2024

The Mittagong Playhouse Restoration and Refurbishment project is taking a significant step forward with the submission of a Wingecarribee Shire Council...

Council’s Bulky Waste Collection moves to a pre-booked service with increased resident entitlements

23 February, 2024

Wingecarribee Shire Council has taken significant steps to improve the waste management services available to residents by endorsing a series of...

New Mobile Community Recycling Centre set to collect and dispose of waste in your Village

20 February, 2024

Wingecarribee Shire Council is rolling out a new Mobile Community Recycling Centre (MCRC) to visit the major villages in our Shire....

New Local Planning and Development Workshops with key insights for Builders

19 February, 2024

Wingecarribee Shire Council is excited to kick off the first two events of the 2024 Development Forum Series this March.  The...

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Funds secured for much needed high-quality fit-out of Wingecarribee’s Emergency Operations Centre

19 December, 2023

There’s been success with Council’s application to the NSW Government Club Grants Category 3 Infrastructure Grants Program for $200K toward Wingecarribee...

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Council Christmas operating hours 2023/24

14 December, 2023

It’s the countdown to Christmas and as our community members make plans for the holiday season, Council’s team members are also...

Does your portable pool need a fence for safety this summer?

21 November, 2023

Long Summer days and holiday fun are just around the corner and if cooling off in a pop-up portable swimming pool...

Review our Annual Report, delivering on all we committed to in 2022/23

17 November, 2023

We’ve uploaded our 2022/23 Annual Report to Council’s refreshed website for residents to review! A key point of accountability between Council...

Ensuring the Safety of Your Summer Guests: A Must for Hospitality

15 November, 2023

With the holiday season just around the corner, be sure the barrier fencing of any pools and spas at any tourist...

Try our refreshed website for yourself, from today!

15 November, 2023

We’re excited to share our refreshed website with you launched this week! Wingecarribee Shire Council is working to make accessing the...

Community consultation will inform the continuing renewal of ageing bridges across our Shire.

13 October, 2023

We all love the country charm the Southern Highlands is renowned for but our old country bridges were never designed to...

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Construction to commence on new NSW SES unit at Moss Vale

29 September, 2023

Construction will soon begin on a new purpose-built NSW State Emergency Service (SES) Unit headquarters at Moss Vale after the first...

Mittagong playhouse with Viv May, Lisa Miscamble, and Stephen Jones MP

Local Federal Member for Whitlam visits Mittagong Playhouse Site as Council seeks government funding.

31 August, 2023

A priority project for the Wingecarribee community, the return of Mittagong Playhouse was put to Federal Member for Whitlam, The Hon...

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New Community Hall to open future possibilities for Penrose

18 August, 2023

For decades, Penrose residents have dreamed of building a new Community Hall with capacity to meet growing demand for the many...

Bundanoon Soldiers Memorial Hall - showing new roof

Restoring History and Strengthening Community Bonds

4 August, 2023

Holding a cherished place in the village’s history, Bundanoon Soldiers Memorial Hall has been preserved for years to come by a...

Lady in a wheelchair enjoying the new footpath

Making the most of the new Mittagong North Walking Network

21 July, 2023

Locals have wasted no time in taking to the new Mittagong North Walking Network, now connecting the town centre to Lake...

Bowral Town Centre set for revitalisation as Draft Master Plan goes on Public Exhibition

24 January, 2024

The Southern Highlands community are invited to help shape the future direction of Bowral Town Centre, and get involved in how...

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More than $1.3 million well invested in future-focused Strategic Planning for our Shire

25 August, 2023

Together with our community, we want to be in a position to determine how and where growth happens in our Shire,...

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A strong community turn-out for this week’s Station Street celebrations

19 July, 2023

It was wonderful to be joined by so many community members at this week’s celebration of the great outcome achieved, in...

Young kids playing at the new playground

A dream fulfilled for the kids of Cook Street Mittagong

7 July, 2023

There’s no age-limit to getting involved in shaping the future of our Shire. Take the vibrant and inclusive new playspace at...

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Dog owners in Bundanoon, your local off-leash dog park upgrade is happening!

7 July, 2023

Great news for the many dog owners in Bundanoon! Your fur-babies can expect to be running free in the new Bundanoon...

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Purpose-built facilities set in motion, to better equip Wingecarribee’s Animal Shelter volunteers and staff

30 June, 2023

Animal Shelter staff, along with Friends of Wingecarribee Animal Shelter (FOWAS) and volunteer dog walkers and cat socialisers, are all looking...

Free ‘Earth Flix’ film festival starts at Bowral Cinema

19 January, 2024

A new free community film festival, focussing on sustainability, and themes to educate and build resilience in our community, kicks off...

Land for Wildlife, sowing seeds of sustainability across Wingecarribee

8 December, 2023

This Spring, we gave away 2,800 native trees to Land for Wildlife members, to establish more wildlife habitat on private properties...

12 (Sustainable) Days of Christmas!

24 November, 2023

The Christmas traditions we love can sometimes have a less than joyful impact on our environment. To help you usher in...

Community battery trial for East Bowral

27 October, 2023

Exciting things are happening for residents of East Bowral. On 16 October, Southern Highlands’ first community battery began installation by Endeavour...

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A Community driven Action Plan to tackle emissions

27 October, 2023

Together, there’s a lot we can do to reduce the emissions of our community so let’s put a plan in place!...

Stay safe! Keep batteries out of your bin.

22 September, 2023

Did you know batteries, and especially the lithium-ion variety in appliances, electronics and vapes, can cause fires when incorrectly disposed of?...

Mittagong Playhouse Restoration and Refurbishment Project Moves Forward

23 February, 2024

The Mittagong Playhouse Restoration and Refurbishment project is taking a significant step forward with the submission of a Wingecarribee Shire Council...

Outstanding Community Members take out top honours in Wingecarribee’s 2024 Citizens Awards

29 January, 2024

Outstanding Community Members take out top honours in Wingecarribee’s 2024 Citizens Awards Congratulations to Uta and Dennis Purcell – Wingecarribee Shire...

Enjoy the Street Parade and Family Fun in Berrima this Australia Day

25 January, 2024

For family fun with real community spirit, enjoy Australia Day 2024 in charming Berrima Village. Share in welcoming 32 new residents...

Free ‘Earth Flix’ film festival starts at Bowral Cinema

19 January, 2024

A new free community film festival, focussing on sustainability, and themes to educate and build resilience in our community, kicks off...

Australia Day Ambassador 2024 Robina Beard

Wingecarribee to host an Aussie icon on Australia Day

15 January, 2024

Ms Robina Beard OAM will be coming to Wingecarribee as our Australia Day Ambassador on 26 January, 2024. For over 20...

Australia Day 2024

Berrima Village is the place to be on Australia Day

12 January, 2024

Share in the community spirit of celebrating Australia Day 2024, Southern Highlands-style, in picturesque Berrima Village. There’ll be market stalls, kids...

After hours bitumen paving on Station Street, better for motorists and businesses

9 March, 2023

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s trial of an innovative new bitumen pavement to help fast-track works on Station Street is paying dividends for...

Innovative methodology to put Station Street Upgrade back on track

3 March, 2023

Welcome news for motorists today – new technology, combined with continuing construction after dark, will put the Station Street Upgrade back...

WSC waste

2000 more households stand to benefit from extending bin collections

21 February, 2023

Community focus groups will inform decisions around expanding waste collection services across our shire, to include an extra 2,000 homes in...

Outlining election priorities for a thriving shire

20 February, 2023

We all want our shire to prosper and thrive, and in the lead up to the 2023 NSW State Government Elections,...

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Collaborative opportunities highlighted in Joint Region Economic Development Strategy

23 December, 2022

An Economic Development Strategy prepared by the Canberra Region Joint Organisation (CRJO), outlining key pillars for future economic growth for councils...

Candidate Information Seminars

Draft Community Engagement Strategy on exhibition

21 December, 2022

In a bid to provide more inclusive engagement with the Highlands community, Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on residents to provide...

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Preparation for a new, elected Council

21 July, 2023

So that community members can vote with confidence that candidates in the September 2024 Council elections are coming from a sense...

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Wingecarribee’s Community Recycling Centre has been nominated as a stand-out collection facility

7 July, 2023

Sustainability matters to our community and the team at Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Community Recycling Centre (CRC) strive to reflect those values...

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A substantial portfolio of capital works to improve our Shire, now underway as Council passes budget for 23/24

29 June, 2023

A big year ahead for high priority capital works is reflected in Wingecarribee Shire Council’s commitment to delivering more than $84...

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Improving our technology for increased efficiency and transparency

28 June, 2023

First published 16 June 2023 We’re taking steps to provide residents with the best experience possible when interacting with Council, starting...

Customer service council staff leaning on counter and talking to a customer

Our people are our strength – priority actions for people and culture outlined in our draft Operational Plan

28 June, 2023

First published 16 June 2023 People and culture play a vital role in managing and developing the council’s workforce, ensuring effective...

Council staff member walking along a street talking to two residents

How will Council’s Corporate Performance and Governance planning enhance your experience?

28 June, 2023

First Published: 15 June 2023   As we work together with our community to create an even better future for our...

Wingecarribee Water and Sewage Treatment Plant Tours: Promoting Sustainable Water Management

15 September, 2023

Interested in a unique opportunity to witness the journey water takes before it reaches your home?  Join one of our tours...

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Help keep Wingecarribee clean, cover your load!

15 September, 2023

As Spring returns, the natural splendour of our Shire comes back to life. We must all do our part to maintain...

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Harness solar energy with the revolutionary SunSPOT Solar and Battery Calculator

9 June, 2023

Thinking about switching to solar energy for your home or business? SunSPOT is an easy and convenient way to explore your...

WSC waste

2000 more households stand to benefit from extending bin collections

21 February, 2023

Community focus groups will inform decisions around expanding waste collection services across our shire, to include an extra 2,000 homes in...

Moss Vale, Kramer Photography ©

Collaborative opportunities highlighted in Joint Region Economic Development Strategy

23 December, 2022

An Economic Development Strategy prepared by the Canberra Region Joint Organisation (CRJO), outlining key pillars for future economic growth for councils...

Two road graders working on sealed road

Council calls for Plant and Equipment Hire Tenders

29 November, 2022

Local contractors are encouraged to apply for Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Plant and Equipment Hire Tender (Tender No. T-2022-23) via the NSW...

Changed driving conditions, Old South Road

18 September, 2023

We’re making great progress with upgrades to Old South Road. The next stage will require a temporary closure to all through...

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Before and after, investing in drainage works for safer, more resilient roads

25 August, 2023

Thanks Kangaloon locals, for letting us know the road improvements we’ve recently completed along Kangaloon Road are so appreciated. More works...

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Kirkham Street complete – Better travel around busy Moss Vale

16 June, 2023

The reconstruction of Kirkham Street in Moss Vale was completed last week, making it easier for workers, students, and residents to...

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Getting around made easier with the completion of Mittagong Creek Bridge

2 June, 2023

Another major road project has now been finalised in Bowral that will help make getting in and around Bowral much easier....

Completed upgrade to STation St and Station Carpark

A better outcome for Bowral at a fraction of the cost

1 June, 2023

It’s now a smooth ride along Station Street though getting there has been bumpy! With the reopening of vastly improved parking...

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Better walks in Balmoral Village

21 April, 2023

Council will be constructing a new 1.2 metre-wide concrete footpath through Balmoral Reserve and along the west side of Wilson Drive....

Mittagong Playhouse Restoration and Refurbishment Project Moves Forward

23 February, 2024

The Mittagong Playhouse Restoration and Refurbishment project is taking a significant step forward with the submission of a Wingecarribee Shire Council...

Ross Noble on his way to Bowral for 2024 Jibber Jabber Jamboree Tour

15 February, 2024

World renowned cult comedian Ross Noble is on his way to Bowral!  It’s part of the entertainer’s 2024 Jibber Jabber Jamboree...

Historic collaboration for Joadja heritage site with a new Conservation Management Plan

14 February, 2024

Wingecarribee Shire Council has been working with Joadja historic site custodians Valero and Elisa Jimenez to facilitate a Conservation Management Plan (CMP)...

New Southern Highlands Visitor Panel calls on Businesses to jump on board

5 February, 2024

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking business owners within the local tourism industry to join a new Southern Highlands focused Visitor Economy...

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Get in early, Tulip Time Tickets are on sale now and stalls for community groups are now available.

27 July, 2023

Thoughts are turning to the return of Spring in Wingecarribee with Tulip Time Tickets now on sale. Entry to the daytime...

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Take-Me-Home Pie Experiences among 100 ways to enjoy 92 days of Winter in Wingecarribee

30 June, 2023

Time for a heart-warming pie to take the edge off the Winter chill? Dozens of local pie experiences are among ‘100...

Council’s Bulky Waste Collection moves to a pre-booked service with increased resident entitlements

23 February, 2024

Wingecarribee Shire Council has taken significant steps to improve the waste management services available to residents by endorsing a series of...

Additional recycling pick-ups over the Christmas period

8 December, 2023

Is your whole family coming for Christmas? The more the merrier….and messier! In the spirit of the festive season, we’ve scheduled...

Stay safe! Keep batteries out of your bin.

22 September, 2023

Did you know batteries, and especially the lithium-ion variety in appliances, electronics and vapes, can cause fires when incorrectly disposed of?...

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Kickstart your composting and worm farming this Spring

8 September, 2023

Want to see your garden thrive throughout the growing season? We are thrilled to share an exciting opportunity to gain knowledge...

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A WIN for Wingecarribee, Our CRC awarded drumMUSTER Collection Facility of the Year

27 July, 2023

The importance our community places on sustainability saw Wingecarribee Shire come away from this year’s AgSafe Stewardship Awards, a winner. The...

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Offload your electronic waste for free at RRC

21 July, 2023

In a ground-breaking move towards a greener future, the Resource Recovery Centre has introduced free electronic waste drop-off services. Starting now,...