Mayor Whipper reaffirms priorities

September 18, 2015Posted in: Other
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Newly appointed Mayor of Wingecarribee Shire Councillor Larry Whipper has today reaffirmed his goals for the year ahead. “It may only be my second day in the role but I wish to reiterate my position and priorities as we head into the final year of this term of council,” he said. “As we await IPART’s...

Backyard burn approvals to cease from 30 September

September 15, 2015Posted in: Environment

Southern Highlands residents are reminded that backyard burning approvals will cease from midnight 30 September 2015 in line with the peak bushfire danger period. A Fire Permit from the Rural Fire Service is required once the Bush Fire Danger period officially begins on 1 October 2015. In the major towns of Bowral, Mittagong and Moss Vale,...

Council seeks opinion of Shire’s youth

September 15, 2015Posted in: Community, Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council is undertaking a survey calling on the Shire’s youth for their views on living in the Southern Highlands. The survey will form the basis of the Shire’s Youth Strategy. “It’s very important that in developing this strategy we make it as informative and as relevant as possible,” explained Council’s Youth Liaison Officer,...

Council and State Government to fund Challenge House

September 10, 2015Posted in: Community, Development
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Accommodation choices for residents with a disability living in the Shire are set to be boosted following the announcement of grant funding from the NSW State Government and Wingecarribee Shire Council. As part of the NSW Restart Illawarra Infrastructure Fund, the State Government has pledged $900,000 towards the construction of assisted accommodation for people living...

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