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Seeds we don’t want saved

March 5, 2021 - 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... Read More

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Council calls Extraordinary Meeting

March 4, 2021 - Wingecarribee Shire Council will hold an Extraordinary Meeting on Tuesday 9 March 2021. The Extraordinary Meeting is being held...

Council Meetings to reopen to the public in March

February 22, 2021 - Wingecarribee Shire Council wishes to advise that this week’s Ordinary Meeting scheduled for Wednesday 24 February will now be...

Temporary closure of Bowral Library

February 8, 2021 - Bowral Central Library will temporarily close for half a day on Monday 1 March 2021. The half day closure...

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Bushfire Recovery and Resilience Grants now open

5 March, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council in partnership with the NSW Government has launched a Bushfire Community Recovery Small Grants Program to support local...

Draft Revised Communications Strategy on exhibition

5 March, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking feedback from the community after Councillors unanimously endorsed the public exhibition of the Draft Revised Communications...

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Community Services Expo at the Bowral Memorial Hall

22 February, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council will host the Shire’s annual Wingecarribee Community Services Expo on Thursday 25 February at the Bowral Memorial Hall....

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Community Assistance Scheme now open

15 February, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council has today launched the annual Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme. Under this year’s scheme Council will distribute up to...

Draft Casburn Park Masterplan on exhibition

12 February, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from the community after Councillors endorsed the public exhibition of the Draft Casburn Park Masterplan....

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Restrictions ease for Mobile Library van

10 February, 2021

Council’s mobile library, Rural Outreach and Delivery Service (ROADS), is one step closer to its full pre-COVID service following further easing...

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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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...

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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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...

Thomas-Andrew Baxter welcomes participants to the 2016 expo

Community Services Expo at the Bowral Memorial Hall

22 February, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council will host the Shire’s annual Wingecarribee Community Services Expo on Thursday 25 February at the Bowral Memorial Hall....

Roadside memorial unveiled honouring fallen firefighters

5 February, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council has today honoured the memories of fallen Rural Fire Service volunteers Geoffrey Keaton and Andrew O’Dwyer who died...

Wingecarribee Shire’s top citizens announced

27 January, 2021

Long serving Highlands volunteer Catherine Constable (OAM) has been named Wingecarribee Shire’s 2021 Australia Day Citizen of the Year. Mrs Constable...

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2020 Arts Trail success despite the odds

11 January, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s 2020 Southern Highlands Arts Trail has been hailed a success with close to 12,000 visitors flocking to studios...

Learn to skate at Bundanoon Skate Park

8 January, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council will team up with The Totem Collective to host two skateboarding workshops on Saturday 23 January 2021. Council’s...

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...

Council launches new website

8 February, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to launch a new-look website promising improved user accessibility and connectivity. Council’s Chief Information Officer John...

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New disaster dashboards help manage disaster risk

24 December, 2020

A new online disaster dashboard will provide real-time information to help residents and visitors to the Wingecarribee Shire be aware of,...

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Moss Vale Aquatic Centre closed for deep cleaning

6 November, 2020

The Moss Vale War Memorial Aquatic Centre will close effectively immediately following advice that a person testing positive to COVID-19 visited...

Civic Centre closed immediately for deep cleaning

6 November, 2020

Late yesterday Council received confirmation that an indoor employee from the Civic Centre had tested positive to COVID-19. Council is working...

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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...

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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Stock up on your Christmas reads at Council libraries

22 December, 2020

Bookworms across the Shire are reminded to stock up on their favourite reads prior to the Christmas shutdown of Council’s public...

Sport and Recreation survey now open

18 December, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting residents to take part in a Sport and Recreation survey to help prepare a draft Sports...

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RRC Christmas hours and holiday bin collections

17 December, 2020

Wingecarribee Shire Council wishes to advise that the Moss Vale Resource Recovery Centre will remain open over the holiday period only...

Eridge Park Netball Court repairs to be fast-tracked

26 November, 2020

The Eridge Park Netball Courts are set to be refurbished following joint grant submissions by the Southern Highlands Netball Association (SHNA)...

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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...