Land and Environment Court finds in favour of Council

July 28, 2014Posted in: Community, Development
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Late last week the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales delivered judgement on the application filed by Alcide DeAngelis which challenged Council’s amendment to the Local Environment and Development Control Plans prohibiting a mixed use development on the land currently occupied by Gardens R Us in Bowral. In handing down her findings, Acting...

Trees to take root in Merrigang Street

July 23, 2014Posted in: Roads and Assets

As works on Bowral’s Merrigang Street Reconstruction Project hits the final stages, Council staff are busy preparing the site for the arrival of 60 new trees. The advanced Crab Apple trees will be one of the final touches to the $2.1 million reconstruction project. Since constructed started in February, Council crews and contractors have renewed...

Don’t dump on charities

July 17, 2014Posted in: Community, Environment

Donating to charities never goes out of fashion. Your good quality clothes, books, music and bric-a-brac not only get a new lease of life, but they also support Australians doing it tough and help reduce landfill. Remember though that charities are unable to accept items that are soiled, damaged or broken.  Doing so only takes...

Helping Learner drivers become safer drivers

July 17, 2014Posted in: Events, Roads and Assets

Learner Drivers in front of car

Teaching a young person to drive can be a daunting task, but a number of Council workshops and hands-on driving events may help parents of learner drivers prepare their teenagers for safer driving experiences. Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Road Safety Officer, Melanie Lausz, said parents and supervisors of novice drivers have a crucial role to play...