Council posts improved Development Application processing times

February 21, 2012Posted in: Development

The Department of Local Government’s (DLG) newly released Development Application processing figures show Wingecarribee Shire Council is performing above its peers. Statistics released show Wingecarribee Shire Council as having processed 820 Development Applications during the 2010/11 reporting period. Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Manager of Environmental Assessment Les Pawlak, said Council had determined the third highest number...

Council launches Community Trailer in time for Easter

February 21, 2012Posted in: Community, Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s newly refurbished Community Trailer will make its public debut this Friday 24 February. The purpose-built community trailer has been funded by Wingecarribee Shire Council, Veolia Mulwaree Trust, Roads and Maritime Services and supported by Penrose Rural Fire Brigade and State Emergency Services. Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Road Safety Officer Melanie Lausz said the...

Council receives positive feedback from Environment Levy proposal survey

February 17, 2012Posted in: Environment
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Over the past three months Wingecarribee Shire Council has been talking with the community about a proposal to extend the existing Environment Levy beyond 2013. “A comprehensive and creative range of community engagement activities were undertaken for the Environment Levy proposal survey,” said Councillor Larry Whipper, Chair of the Environment and Sustainability Committee. “It was...

Council roadshow rolls into Wingello

February 15, 2012Posted in: Community, Events
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Wingecarribee Shire Council will be taking its office back on the road in 2012 and visiting the residents of Wingello and Penrose on Wednesday 15 February as part of its mobile roadshow. Council’s General Manager, Jason Gordon said the roadshow – or Information Kiosk – was an opportunity for residents to ask questions of Council...

Council carries out critical fire trail maintenance

February 14, 2012Posted in: Environment
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This summer’s unseasonal wet weather has provided a silver lining for Wingecarribee Shire Council as it completes essential fire trail maintenance in three of Shire’s major bushland reserves. In total more than 50 kilometres of vegetation adjacent to fire trails in the Mt Alexandra, Gibbergunyah and Mt Gibraltar reserves have been slashed and cleared. These...

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