Celebrating International Day of People with Disability

November 30, 2015Posted in: Community, Events
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In recognition of International Day of People with Disability, Wingecarribee Shire Council will be launching a local publication on Wednesday 2 December entitled ‘Missed Business’. Council’s Ageing and Disability Officer Nicola Robson explained the purpose of the 28-page booklet. “International Day of People with Disability is all about raising the awareness of disability issues and...

Mayor to present Southern Phone Grants monies

November 25, 2015Posted in: Community
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Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Larry Whipper will join Southern Phone Chairman Bill Hilzinger this Friday to hand over $25,000 to six Highlands-based community groups as part of the Southern Phone Grants Scheme. “We received a fabulous response to the scheme this year,” the Mayor said.  “There were numerous worthy applications and making the final decision...

Asbestos Awareness Month

November 24, 2015Posted in: Development

Does your home contain asbestos?  How would you know? Council is reminding home owners and renovators of the risks of asbestos this November as part of Asbestos Awareness Month. “Asbestos was widely used in building materials up until the mid-1980s,” said Council’s Group Manager of Planning, Development and Regulatory Services, Nicholas Wilton.  “Even though the...