John Waters to headline Shire’s Australia Day celebrations

December 23, 2015Posted in: Events
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Iconic Australian screen and stage actor and Southern Highlands resident John Waters is set to join Wingecarribee’s Australia Day celebrations this January at Berrima as the Shire’s 2016 Australia Day Ambassador. John’s theatre credits span across many productions in Australia and the United Kingdom including lead roles in productions such as Hair, They’re Playing Our...

State Government confirms Wingecarribee Shire LGA to remain unchanged

December 18, 2015Posted in: Other
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Mayor Larry Whipper has welcomed the State Government’s confirmation today that Wingecarribee Shire Council will continue as a stand-alone Council. Confirmation of Council’s stand-alone status was made as part of broader announcement around progressing the State Government’s Fit for the Future local government reform program. Mayor Larry Whipper welcomed the announcement, stating Council was committed...

High-tech cameras used to survey local wildlife

December 17, 2015Posted in: Environment, Events

Southern Highlands landowners are gaining a behind-the-scenes glimpse of some of the visitors to their properties thanks to a new partnership between Wingecarribee Shire Council, the National Parks Association of NSW and South East Local Land Services. Called ‘Who’s Living on my Land?’ the citizen science survey uses infrared motion cameras to monitor native and...

Council responds to community to increase focus on assets

December 11, 2015Posted in: Community
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Council has listened to the overwhelming feedback from the community regarding the need to increase funding levels for assets, with the Council voting unanimously to notify the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) of councillors intent to apply for a Special Rate Variation in the new year. At the meeting, councillors discussed how the future...

Frensham girls really dig Mittagong Creek!

December 10, 2015Posted in: Events

Mention slugs, bugs or creepy crawlies to a group of teenage girls, and you might expect to hear a lot of very high-pitched squeals. But recent revegetation works at Mittagong Creek in Bowral have shown that students from Frensham have absolutely no fear when it comes to getting their hands dirty! Recent plantings along the...