Council hosts Illawarra Highway “black spot” discussion

June 22, 2016Posted in: Roads and Assets
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Wingecarribee Shire Council played host to a preliminary meeting held late last week to discuss safety concerns surrounding the intersection of the Illawarra Highway and Sheepwash Road at Burrawang. The meeting was organised following two recent crashes in the vicinity of Sheepwash Road. Joining Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Larry Whipper was the Member for Goulburn...

Village action plan launched in Robertson

June 16, 2016Posted in: Community, Events
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Southern Highlands view from the air

Wingecarribee Shire Council will be joining the residents of Robertson in launching the Robertson Village Community Action Plan on Friday 17 June 2016. Developed as part of Council’s Our Village Our Future project, the plan details a five-year vision for the village of Robertson. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Larry Whipper explained the purpose of the...

Youth photo competition winners announced

June 15, 2016Posted in: Environment, Events

'Colo Vale Waterfall' © Bodhi Todd

As World Environment Week draws to a close, winners of Council’s ‘Go Wild!’ photo competition have been announced. The competition was open to youth aged 18 years and younger and called for images that depicted the wild beauty of the Southern Highlands, particularly our region’s natural landscapes and wildlife. “I would like to thank all...

Council to host Economic Development Workshop

June 14, 2016Posted in: Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting members of the community to attend an Economic Development Workshop to discuss future business opportunities for the Shire. Hosted by Council, the 21 June half-day workshop will revisit priorities set by attendees at last year’s Economic Development Summit and follow-up Investment Summit. “The workshop will be an opportunity for people...

Be mindful of asbestos when renovating

June 14, 2016Posted in: Other
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As residents continue to mop-up after this month’s downpour, Council is reminding home owners and renovators to be mindful of asbestos should they be repairing water damaged structures. “Asbestos was widely used in building materials up until the mid-1980s,” said Council’s Manager Environment and Sustainability, Barry Arthur.  “Even though the manufacture and use of asbestos was...

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