Interim Administrator urges residents to attend Hume Coal and Berrima Rail Project Public Hearing

June 30, 2021Posted in: Community
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Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Interim Administrator Viv May is urging interested community members from across the Highlands to have their say about the Hume Coal Project and Berrima Rail Upgrade Project. Mr May said that as the project was deemed a state significant application it was to be referred to the Independent Planning Commission of NSW...

COVID-19 restrictions affect library services

June 30, 2021Posted in: Community, Roads and Assets
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Mittagong Public Library will temporary close its doors from Wednesday 30 June 2021 as a precaution to slow the potential spread of the COIVID-19 virus however Bowral Public Library will remain open. Council’s Chief Information Officer John Crawford explained the decision. “The latest restrictions have affected our library staffing levels and limited the number of...

Council urges continued COVID-19 vigilance

June 24, 2021Posted in: Community, Other

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents across the Highlands to stay COVID-Safe in the wake of the recent increase in COVID-19 cases reported across Sydney. NSW Health have issued new rules and restrictions for residents of Greater Sydney including the Central Coast, Shellharbour, Blue Mountains and Wollongong local government areas. These restrictions include limitations around...

Bushfire survey open to public

June 24, 2021Posted in: Community, Environment
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting Shire residents to take part in an online survey about Council’s response to the 2019/20 Black summer bushfires. The survey is one of the key components of an independent review Council’s Interim Administrator Viv May has requested be undertaken in response to the disaster. “I’ve previously stated that I would...

Council responds to EPA odour action

June 23, 2021Posted in: Environment
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Wingecarribee Shire Council has commended the NSW Environment Protection Agency (EPA) for intervening in an ongoing odour issue emanating from the Bowral Waste Centre. Council’s Interim Deputy General Manager Marissa Racomelara said Council has received numerous complaints about the smell from the facility. “We’ve heard the concerns of nearby residents and we’re well aware of...