Council news delivered differently

April 30, 2020Posted in: Community

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Following the introduction of a series of regulatory changes recently introduced by the NSW Government, Wingecarribee Shire Council will no longer advertise Council notices in local newspapers. The regulatory changes come in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and are designed to enable councils to continue to notify residents of issues of community interest and...

Mayor urges residents to download COVIDSafe app

April 28, 2020Posted in: Other

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair is encouraging Highland residents to download the Federal Government’s recently released COVIDSafe app to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Mayor Gair said the phone app could enable restrictions to be eased while still keeping residents safe. “The COVIDSafe app will allow authorities to contact people exposed to...

Information sessions to discuss planning documents

April 28, 2020Posted in: Community, Development
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Wingecarribee Shire Council will hold a series of information sessions starting Friday 1 May 2020 to discuss the draft Wingecarribee Local Housing Strategy and draft Wingecarribee Local Strategic Planning Statement. Due to COVID-19, the one-on-one information sessions will be held by phone or video conferencing. Council’s Coordinator Strategic Land Use Planning, Michael Park, explained that...

Update on operational changes at Resource Recovery Centre

April 23, 2020Posted in: Other
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents that the Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) remains open for essential business however, delays should be expected. “We understand that there are a lot more people at home than usual and they’re possibly using this extra time to tidy up around the house,” said Council’s Deputy General Manager of Operations,...

Local charities plea, please wait to donate

April 22, 2020Posted in: Other

Charity Dumping, Mittagong

Charity stores across the Highlands are asking customers and patrons not to dump unwanted goods outside welfare stores especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Council’s Regional Illegal Dumping Project Officer, Sara Rich, said many local charities had experienced a surge in after-hours drop-offs. “We’ve definitely seen an increase in unusable items being left outside welfare stores...