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Grants available for community-led bushfire recovery

April 30, 2021Posted in: Community
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Wingecarribee Shire Council in partnership with the NSW Government is set to launch a third round of the Bushfire Community Recovery Small Grants Program to support local communities recovering from the 2019/20 bushfires. Grants of up to $10,000 are available to assist not-for-profit organisations and associations across the Southern Highlands. Council’s Acting Deputy General Manager,...

Council invites community groups to apply for funding

April 26, 2021Posted in: Community
 

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Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on local community groups to apply for funding as part of this year’s ClubGRANTS scheme. ClubGRANTS is an initiative of the NSW Government and Clubs NSW to provide funding for community development projects and services that have a direct impact on residents in the Wingecarribee Shire. Council’s Community Development Coordinator,...

Interim Administrator calls for greater project transparency

April 22, 2021Posted in: Community, Roads and Assets
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In a bid to ensure greater transparency Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Interim Administrator Mr Viv May will undertake further community consultation on Bowral Memorial Hall and open all files regarding the Station Street Upgrade Project. “In my early conversations with residents I’ve heard numerous concerns regarding Council’s general scoping of major projects,” he said. “To ensure...

General Manager’s position to be re-advertised

April 22, 2021Posted in: Other
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Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Interim Administrator Mr Viv May has re-advertised for the position of General Manager. The re-opening of applicants for the position of Council’s General Manager follows an initial recruitment undertaken earlier in the year. “While 46 applications were initially received for the role, I was not confident in making a suitable appointment,” Mr...

Council to celebrate Compost Awareness Week

April 19, 2021Posted in: Events
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to celebrate International Compost Awareness Week with free activities to promote the benefits of composting. International Compost Awareness Week is an annual event, this year held between 2 and 8 May 2021. Council’s Waste Education Officer, Phoebe Ward, explained that activities aim to raise the profile of composting and the...