Council welcomes court decision

September 25, 2012Posted in: Other

Wingecarribee Shire Council has welcomed the decision from the Federal Court of Australia last Friday ruling that investment company Lehman Brothers Australia is liable for millions of dollars lost by Councils via failed investments. Wingecarribee Shire Council – along with City of Swan and Parkes Shire councils – led the class action case, which involved...

Hazard Reduction Burn in Gibbergunyah Reserve

September 25, 2012Posted in: Environment

The Rural Fire Service (RFS) will be carrying out a Hazard Reduction Burn from this Wednesday 26 September to Sunday 29 September in Council’s Bushland Reserve, Gibbergunyah (also known as the ‘90 acres’). This burn is being carried out in accordance with the Gibbergunyah Bushfire Management Plan. The hazard reduction burn will be undertaken in...

Councillor Arkwright elected as Mayor

September 20, 2012Posted in: Other

Councillor Juliet Arkwright was tonight elected as Mayor of Wingecarribee Shire by her fellow councillors. The appointment marks Councillor Arkwright’s first term as Mayor who was first nominated to Council in 2008. “I’m extremely humbled to have been elected to represent the Shire,” Councillor Arkwright said. “Wearing the Shire’s mayoral chains is a huge honour...

Council set to party like it’s 1863

September 19, 2012Posted in: Community, Events
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On Friday Wingecarribee Shire Council kicks off preparations for the celebration of Bowral and Moss Vale’s 150th anniversary with the launch of the 2013 Sesquicentenary calendar. Council’s Group Manager Strategic and Assets, Mark Pepping said the calendar launch was an important step in making the community aware of the year-long program of events celebrating the...

Pool owners reminded of safety responsibilities

September 18, 2012Posted in: Development

With the warmer weather just around the corner, Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding pool owners of their responsibilities this swimming season. Recently released information from the NSW State Government showed that on average six children a year drown in backyard swimming pools in NSW, while a further 36 children a year suffer permanent brain injury...