Environment big winner in IPART Special Rate decision

May 20, 2016Posted in: Environment
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Land for wildlife

Continuation of award-winning environmental works in the Wingecarribee Shire is assured following approval of Council’s Special Rate Variation application. The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) this week announced its approval of the SRV application, paving the way for a continued focus on restoration of bushland, natural habitats and waterways. “While approval for the environmental...

Council calls for a Fatality Free Friday

May 18, 2016Posted in: Roads and Assets
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Wingecarribee Shire’s motorists are being urged to reflect on their driving habits next Friday 27 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 welcomes Special Rate Variation approval

May 17, 2016Posted in: Community
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Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Larry Whipper has welcomed today’s announcement from the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) of Council’s successful Special Rate Variation (SRV) application. Following a period of sustained community engagement Council at its meeting of 10 February 2016 resolved to apply for an SRV to reduce infrastructure backlogs and achieve sustainability indicators set...

Mayor invites community groups to apply for funding

May 16, 2016Posted in: Community

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Larry Whipper is urging local community groups to apply for funding under the annual Wingecarribee ClubsGrants Scheme. “I encourage all local not-for-profit community organisations across the Shire to take advantage of this scheme and apply for essential funding,” he said. Under the scheme, which is the result of approximately 500 clubs...

Council invites youth to go wild for wildlife

May 13, 2016Posted in: Environment, Events
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting the youth of the Southern Highlands to enter the ‘Go WILD!’ photo competition celebrating World Environment Week. The ‘Go WILD!’ theme for the competition aims to promote awareness and action for the environment through photography. “Communities all over the world are being encouraged to ‘Go Wild for Life’ for World...

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