Archive: Dec 2020

New disaster dashboards help manage disaster risk

December 24, 2020Posted in: Other
 ,

Person pointing something out on laptop screen

A new online disaster dashboard will provide real-time information to help residents and visitors to the Wingecarribee Shire be aware of, prepare for and respond to local emergencies. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Duncan Gair said localised emergency updates, preparedness advice and seasonal awareness of potential risks is more important than ever. “Our residents know only...

Record rainfall recorded in Bowral and Mittagong

December 23, 2020Posted in: Environment, Events
 , ,

Data collected from last week’s deluge reveal that parts of the Wingecarribee Shire recorded record rainfalls. Council’s Acting General Manager of Operations, Finance and Risk, Richard Mooney said the weather event had yielded some surprising results. “The significance of last Wednesday’s rain event is becoming more apparent as we receive more data,” he said.  “While...

Stock up on your Christmas reads at Council libraries

December 22, 2020Posted in: Roads and Assets
 , , , ,

Two female librarians holding stacks of books inside library

Bookworms across the Shire are reminded to stock up on their favourite reads prior to the Christmas shutdown of Council’s public libraries. Council’s Chief Information Officer John Crawford said both Bowral and Mittagong Public Libraries would close for the holidays from 12 noon Thursday 24 December. “This means that patrons have only a few days...

‘Scaled-back’ Australia Day celebrations to proceed

December 22, 2020Posted in: Community, Events
 , , , , ,

Wingecarribee Shire’s official Australia Day celebrations are set to proceed in January in a scaled-back ceremony. Due to the continued uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and the future of public gatherings, the annual Berrima community festivities have however been cancelled for 2021. “In consultation with the event organisers we’ve made the difficult decision to reduce the size...

Sport and Recreation survey now open

December 18, 2020Posted in: Roads and Assets
 , , ,

Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting residents to take part in a Sport and Recreation survey to help prepare a draft Sports Facilities Strategy. Council’s Manager of Assets Stace Lewer said the survey was the first step in the preparation of the strategy. “The Southern Highlands provides a diverse range of sports and recreation activities for...

Archives