Consume with care this World Environment Day

May 29, 2015Posted in: Environment, Events
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With World Environment Day just around the corner, Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging residents to participate in a range of events and activities to celebrate sustainable living in the Southern Highlands. World Environment Day is a UN-recognised event held on June 5 each year around the world and this year’s theme is Seven Billion Dreams....

Scores on Doors across the Southern Highlands

May 29, 2015Posted in: Other

A state-wide food hygiene scoring program is to be implemented across the Shire after being endorsed by Councillors at Wednesday evening’s Ordinary Council Meeting. ‘Scores on Doors’ is an initiative of the NSW Food Authority and encourages restaurants, cafés, pubs and fast-food outlets to display the ‘score’ certificate they’ve received following an inspection by a...

Council calls for a Fatality Free Friday

May 28, 2015Posted in: Events, Roads and Assets
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Fatality Free Friday inflatable car

Wingecarribee Shire’s motorists are being urged to reflect on their driving habits this Friday 29 May as part of the national road safety campaign Fatality Free Friday. Fatality Free Friday is Australia’s largest community-based road safety campaign. Council’s Road Safety Officer Melanie Lausz explained the concept of the campaign. “The aim of Fatality Free Friday...

Council calls for reps to join Southern Region JRPP

May 27, 2015Posted in: Community

Candidate Information Seminars

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on interested members of the public to join the Southern Region Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP). “Two community positions have become available on the Southern Region’s Joint Regional Planning Panel that may interest some of our local community members,” said Council’s Group Manager of Planning, Development and Regulatory Services, Nick...

Council secures Black Spot funding

May 26, 2015Posted in: Roads and Assets
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Wingecarribee Shire Council has this week secured over $700,000 from the Australian Federal Government to rectify two well-known local ‘black spots’. In total $715,000 has been allocated as part of the Australian Government’s Black Spot Programme to remedy traffic accident sites on Mt Broughton Road and Yarrawa Road. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor, Councillor Duncan Gair praised...