Council secures Natural Disaster Assistance Funding

September 30, 2016Posted in: Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s application to the Office of Emergency Management for Natural Disaster Assistance funding has been approved following the East Coast Low storm event which lashed the Shire in early June. A detailed claim for restoration works to essential public assets was submitted to the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) as the administrators of...

Councillor Halstead returns as Mayor

September 28, 2016Posted in: Other

Councillor Ken Halstead was tonight elected as Mayor of Wingecarribee Shire by his fellow councillors. “I’m extremely humbled to have been elected to again lead the Shire,” Councillor Halstead said. “Wearing the Shire’s mayoral chains is a huge honour and a task I do not take lightly,” he said.  “I plan on being an inclusive...

Berrima Road consultant announced

September 22, 2016Posted in: Roads and Assets
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Commencement of work on the multi-million dollar Berrima Road Deviation Project is a step closer with the appointment of specialist infrastructure consultancy firm Opus International Consultants P/L. The multi-disciplinary infrastructure consultancy group has been engaged by Wingecarribee Shire Council to undertake detailed design and environmental studies for the multi-million dollar project. The project will see...

Concrete disposal restriction lifted at RRC

September 21, 2016Posted in: Environment
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Wingecarribee Shire Council has recommenced accepting concrete and building waste effective immediately at its Moss Vale Resource Recovery Centre (RRC). Concrete products including building and construction concrete, brick, tile and cement sheeting products can all again be disposed of at the facility. The initial restriction was implemented In August following the discovery of a small...

Beware the black and white bombers!

September 20, 2016Posted in: Environment

Magpie, canstockphoto©

Surviving the magpie swooping season needn’t be a nightmare says Wingecarribee Shire Council Senior Ranger Troy McGlynn. “Swooping is a natural behavior for many of our native birds like plovers and magpies when springtime rolls around,” Mr McGlynn said.  “Like any protective parent the birds are just trying to shield their young from perceived threats...