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Wingecarribee Shire’s top citizens announced

January 27, 2021Posted in: Community, Events
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Long serving Highlands volunteer Catherine Constable (OAM) has been named Wingecarribee Shire’s 2021 Australia Day Citizen of the Year. Mrs Constable has been a long-time advocate and supporter for senior citizens across the Shire and has served more than 17 years on the Board of the Wingecarribee Adult Day Care Centres Inc (WADCC). During her...

Council launches revised Engineering Specifications

January 15, 2021Posted in: Development, Roads and Assets
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Man and woman looking at plan on desk

Wingecarribee Shire Council has completed a review of its engineering specifications in a bid to provide the local design and construction industry with greater consistency, clarity and up to date industry practices. The revised Engineering Design and Construction Specifications and associated Development Control Plan (DCP) Amendments came into effect on 1 January with a transition...

2020 Arts Trail success despite the odds

January 11, 2021Posted in: Community, Events
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Two women posing for photo in Artists studio

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s 2020 Southern Highlands Arts Trail has been hailed a success with close to 12,000 visitors flocking to studios and galleries throughout the Shire. Council’s Cultural Development Officer Erin Adams explained that despite COVID-19 challenges, visitation and sales were both significantly higher than previous years. “We saw a 77 percent increase in the...

Learn to skate at Bundanoon Skate Park

January 8, 2021Posted in: Community, Events
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Wingecarribee Shire Council will team up with The Totem Collective to host two skateboarding workshops on Saturday 23 January 2021. Council’s Youth Liaison Officer Michelle Williams said the workshops catered to varying abilities. “The first session is aimed at beginners whereas the late afternoon session is more suitable for intermediate skaters,” she said. “The sessions...

Help shape a community-driven Environment and Climate Change Strategy

January 7, 2021Posted in: Environment
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Southern Highlands view from the air

Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting residents to take part in an online survey to help prepare a draft Environment and Climate Change Strategy. Council’s Coordinator Sustainability Services, Cecilia Kemp, said the survey was the first step in the preparation of the strategy. “We want to work with our community, key stakeholders, environment groups, local businesses,...