Change your clock, change your smoke alarm battery

March 30, 2016Posted in: Events, Other

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents to change their smoke alarm batteries when turning their clocks back this weekend for the end of Daylight Savings. “I encourage everyone to heed the advice issued by Fire and Rescue NSW and replace the batteries in all their smoke alarms this Sunday 3 April,” said Wingecarribee Shire Mayor,...

Minister responds to Colo Vale service station proposal

March 29, 2016Posted in: Development

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has this month determined that the Planning Proposal for a highway service centre and hotel and motel facilities at Colo Vale not proceed. The decision follows Council’s original resolution to refuse the proposal in 2014, which was then reconsidered due to a review by the Joint Regional Planning...

Council continues to invest in wastewater infrastructure

March 24, 2016Posted in: Roads and Assets
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Wingecarribee Shire Council in conjunction with Veolia Water Network Services has begun to clean and inspect over 20 kilometres of sewer main across Moss Vale and Bundanoon. Works began on Monday 21 March 2016. Council’s Assets Manager Selva Selvaratnam said that in addition to removing built up debris and blockage prevention, the project will help...

Residents rally for Clean Up Australia Day

March 17, 2016Posted in: Environment, Events
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Dozens of residents across the Shire have used the nation’s largest community-based environmental event to tidy the Shire and in the process collect 1.3 tonnes of litter across the Highlands. “That’s the equivalent in weight of a small car,” said Council’s Sustainability Project Officer Kimberly Elliot. The rubbish was collected from a total of 17...

Wingecarribee River Green Army team graduates

March 17, 2016Posted in: Environment
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Following six months of intensive environmental work on the Wingecarribee River, registered participants from the local Green Army Project are preparing to down tools as the rehabilitation project draws to a close. “It’s fair to say the site of the restoration works is looking considerably healthier than at the start of the project,” said Wingecarribee...