Community spirit shines at Earth Hour event

March 29, 2018Posted in: Community, Environment, Events

Wingecarribee Shire’s Earth Hour celebrations have been hailed a success with hundreds of visitors flocking to the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens on Saturday 24 March. The free event launched Vessels of Change, a solar-powered art installation designed by local artist Heidi McGeoch in collaboration with Sam Larwill.  The exhibition consists of recycled 44 gallon drums...

Moratorium begins on Water Supply and Sewerage Development charges

March 29, 2018Posted in: Development

A six week moratorium on the payment of increased Water Supply and Sewerage Development Servicing Charges will take effect on Friday 6 April following a majority support from Councillors. A Notice of Motion supporting the item was passed at Wednesday evening’s Ordinary Meeting of Council.  The decision effectively overturns the previous decision of Council from...

Revised Engineering Standard Drawings now online

March 14, 2018Posted in: Development

A suite of revised Engineering Standard Drawings have been made available by Council providing engineering consultants, architects, contractors and developers with updated technical construction standards. Council’s Group Manager Infrastructure Services, Dominic Lucas explained the purpose of the drawings. “Builders and civil contractors often undertake construction work that upon completion will be handed over to Council...

Council invites residents to rethink their rubbish

March 12, 2018Posted in: Environment, Events
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Wingecarribee Shire Council will be hosting two free waste wise workshops in a bid to help residents unwrap common myths about recycling. The workshops will be held on Tuesday 20 March and Tuesday 10 April at Council’s Resource Recovery Centre (RRC). The Can We Recycle Soft Plastics workshops both start at 10am. Council’s Waste Education...