Whites Creek and Gibbergunyah Creek flood studies on exhibition

March 21, 2013Posted in: Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on residents to view the draft Whites Creek Floodplain Risk Management Plan and the Gibbergunyah Creek Flood Study which went on public exhibition this week. Both studies were prepared after Council called for local flood historical information. The draft documents form part of Council’s Floodplain Risk Management Program which aims...

Off with their heads

March 15, 2013Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on all residents growing agapanthus plants to take to their gardens and remove the seed heads before they open and release their potentially invasive seeds. A native plant of southern Africa, agapanthus have rapidly become one of the Highlands’ most common garden plants, enjoyed by many residents for their pretty...

Free flicks for Harmony Day

March 15, 2013Posted in: Community, Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council is celebrating Harmony Day with a free short film festival across the Shire. Council’s Cultural Development Officer Jenny Kena explained the significance of Harmony Day. “Harmony Day is held annually across Australia each year on March 21 and is an opportunity to celebrate our diversity,” she said. “It’s a day of cultural...

Council to roll out new water meters

March 13, 2013Posted in: Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Council will start replacing some 1,600 water meters across the Shire this March as part of its regular maintenance program. Under the water meter replacement project, some 1,600 of the Shire’s oldest residential and industrial water meters will be replaced at a cost of $300,000. Council’s Projects Engineer Pranayan Giri said the water...

Balmoral launch of Our Village Our Future Pilot Project

March 13, 2013Posted in: Community, Development
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Over the past twelve months Wingecarribee Shire Council has piloted the Our Village Our Future project in the villages of Balmoral and Wingello. The project is designed to bring communities in small towns together to build skills, share resources and help plan for their future. The project harnesses the passion, strengths, knowledge, interest and commitment...

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