Asbestos Awareness Day

November 28, 2014Posted in: Development, Environment

Friday 28 November is National Asbestos Awareness Day and Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding home owners and renovators of the risks of asbestos. “Asbestos was widely used in building materials up until the mid-1980s,” said Council’s Manager Environment and Sustainability, Barry Arthur. “Even though the manufacture and use of asbestos has been banned for over...

Residents asked to be mindful of water use over summer

November 25, 2014Posted in: Environment

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With the long-term summer weather forecast to be hot and dry, Council is reminding residents of its ongoing Water Wise Initiatives designed to ensure our Shire’s water supply remains safe, clean and secure over the warmer months. These Water Wise Initiatives are: Watering with sprinklers and irrigation systems is only allowed before 10am and after...

Celebrating International Day of People with Disability

November 20, 2014Posted in: Community, Events

To celebrate International Day of People with Disability, Wingecarribee Shire Council is hosting a week-long program of events aimed at raising awareness of people with disabilities and the need for greater inclusion. The program of events starts with a Community Conversation on Wednesday the 26 and Thursday 27 November.  This two-day event will run from...

Southern Phone Grants Scheme now open!

November 20, 2014Posted in: Community

Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting applications from local community groups as part of the Southern Phone Grants Scheme. The scheme is allocating up to $25,000 in total to community-based projects located within the Wingecarribee Shire. The funding is as a result of a dividend received from Southern Phone Company Ltd which is a public company...