Increased COVID testing for sewage treatment plants

July 30, 2021Posted in: Roads and Assets
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is working with NSW Health to increase COVID testing schedules at Council’s Sewage Treatment Plants in a bid to keep the Shire COVID-safe. Council’s General Manager Lisa Miscamble said the increased surveillance was a precautionary measure. “With neighbouring local government areas in lockdown this is a proactive measure we’re taking to help...

Interim Administrator releases bushfire report findings

July 28, 2021Posted in: Other
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Interference amongst suspended councillors, lack of leadership and inexperience in dealing with large-scale disasters are some of the findings from a report into Council’s response to the 2019/20 Black Summer bushfires. Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Interim Administrator Viv May said the findings painted a sobering picture. “Council’s response was clearly not good enough and the organisation...

Interim Administrator responds to postponement of local government elections

July 27, 2021Posted in: Other
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Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Interim Administrator Viv May has today responded to the announcement that local government elections across NSW, including Wingecarribee Shire, will be postponed until 4 December 2021. “Whether the Council stays in administration is ultimately a decision for the Minister for Local Government,” he said. “I have previously stated that the Council failed...

Council continues to deliver services whilst undertaking further Covid measures

July 23, 2021Posted in: Other
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With Greater Sydney and the Illawarra under continued lockdown restrictions, Wingecarribee Shire Council has introduced further proactive Covid-safe procedures to help limit staff movement and protect customers. Central to the latest measures introduced is the temporary limitation on face-to-face contact. Council’s General Manager Lisa Miscamble said Council was continuing to deliver core Council services despite...

Draft Media and Social Media and Policies on exhibition

July 22, 2021Posted in: Other
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is asking residents to provide feedback on its Draft Media and Social Media Policies now on public exhibition. Council’s Interim Deputy General Manager, Ms Marissa Racomelara, explained the purpose of the draft policies. “These policies guide how Council communicates and engages with our community through both traditional and social media,” she said....