Massive rehabilitation project planned for the Gib

June 27, 2012Posted in: Environment
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Wingecarribee Shire Council has been awarded a further $99,700 to undertake bush regeneration activities on the Shire’s iconic Mount Gibraltar. The grant – funded by the NSW State Government’s Environmental Trust – will be used to restore degraded areas of the Mount Gibraltar Reserve. Council’s Environment and Sustainability Manager, Barry Arthur explained the scope of...

Council seeks comment on Draft Bowral Parking Strategy

June 27, 2012Posted in: Community, Development

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from the Shire’s residents regarding a Parking, Traffic and Transport Strategy proposed for the Bowral town centre. The strategy, currently on exhibition, comprises a combination of infrastructure and management elements to address existing and future traffic related issues. General Manager Jason Gordon explained recommendations in the draft strategy were...

Census data provides a snapshot of our Shire

June 27, 2012Posted in: Community, Other

Information from the 2011 Census released this week from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reveal that whilst our Shire’s median age is higher than the state average, more of our residents own their own home and our weekly rental is lower. These are just some of the statistics available from the 2011 Census. Further...

Council to bring Agritourism workshop to Moss Vale

June 26, 2012Posted in: Events, Tourism

Wingecarribee Shire Council in conjunction with Tourism Southern Highlands and Destination NSW are inviting participants to attend a unique Agritourism workshop in Moss Vale on Thursday 12 July. Tourism Southern Highlands Manager Steve Rosa explained the concept. “Agritourism is broadly described as any activity that invites visitors to a rural community to experience the agricultural...

Grant fund to target Mount Gibraltar weeds

June 20, 2012Posted in: Environment
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The steep slopes of Mount Gibraltar will soon be looking a bit clearer thanks to a grant from Sydney Catchment Authority (SCA) to remove exotic weeds. The funding of $8,000 was provided under the SCA’s Catchment Protection and Improvement Grants Program which provides community groups with financial support for projects that protect and improve water...