Council’s Backyard Burning Map App praised at Environment Awards

December 21, 2018Posted in: Environment
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Southern Highlands view from the air

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s recently introduced Backyard Burning Map App has taken home a major award at this this month’s NSW Local Government (LGNSW) Excellence in the Environment Awards. Launched in February 2018 the Backyard Burning Map App was designed in-house by Council staff in a bid to make the backyard burning rules easier to understand....

Preparations underway for 2019 NSW Seniors Festival

December 19, 2018Posted in: Community, Events

2019 Seniors Festival logo

Final preparations are underway as Wingecarribee Shire Council gears up for the 2019 NSW Seniors Festival. The festival will run from Wednesday 13 to Sunday 24 February 2019. Council’s Ageing and Disability Officer Nicola Robson explained that NSW Seniors Festival provides an opportunity to celebrate the value that older people bring to our region. The...

Council Christmas trading hours

December 19, 2018Posted in: Events
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Wingecarribee Shire Council wishes to advise that the Moss Vale Civic Centre will close for the Christmas holiday period from 4.30pm Friday 21 December 2018. The Civic Centre, including the Customer Service Counter, will re-open on Wednesday 2 January 2019. Council will however maintain essential services and normal emergency call-out arrangements throughout the Christmas closure. ...

Draft Rural Tourism Policy on exhibition

December 17, 2018Posted in: Development
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Robertson revegetation tour

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from interested parties after councillors endorsed the public exhibition of a draft Rural Tourism Policy at the last Ordinary Council Meeting of November. The draft policy clarifies what tourism activities are currently permissible in the Shire’s rural areas as well as proposing a mechanism for determining where and when...

Gibraltar Park development given green light

December 14, 2018Posted in: Development
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Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair has today confirmed that the Gibraltar Park complex has been issued with the necessary approvals allowing residents to move in to the newly constructed seniors living complex. A Section 68 Approval for temporary sewerage work was issued under the Local Government Act 1993 and a Building Information Certificate under the...