What do mobile phones and chickens have in common?

December 8, 2011Posted in: Environment, Other
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Wingecarribee Shire Council in conjunction with MobileMuster and Oxfam Unwrapped are urging the Shire’s residents to help a family living in poverty this festive season by recycling their old mobile phones. “For every two mobile phones recycled over the holiday period, MobileMuster will purchase a chicken through Oxfam Unwrapped to help a family struggling against...

Council seeks comments on Development Notification Policy

December 7, 2011Posted in: Development

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comments from the community on its newly drafted Development Notification Policy. Entitled, “Community Engagement and Notification of Development and Planning Proposals”, the draft policy is proposed to supersede Council’s currently adopted neighbourhood notification policy. The draft policy has been written to guide Council staff on when, why and how they...

Council wants a sneak peek in your bin

December 1, 2011Posted in: Other
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In a bid to assess current residential waste disposal behaviours, Wingecarribee Shire Council will be conducting a review of household garbage and recycling materials. The assessment will take place between 28 November and 16 December and will involve contractors EC Sustainable Environment Consultants examining randomly selected household garbage bins left on the kerb for their...

Council’s Movember mob smash expectations

December 1, 2011Posted in: Other

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Movember fundraisers The Dirty Dozen minus one have smashed their original fundraising goal and in the process have raised over $2,000 towards men’s health campaigns. In total the eleven Council employees from the Moss Vale Civic Centre raised$2025 dollars which will be donated towards beyondblue and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia....

Pool owners reminded of safety responsibilities

December 1, 2011Posted in: Community, Development

With summer now here, Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding pool owners of their responsibilities this swimming season. “Last year, 22 children under the age of five were presented to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead alone as a result of drowning or near drowning,” said Scott Lee, Council’s Director of Environment and Planning. “Alarmingly, this figure...

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