Tulips Time to expand after dark

March 31, 2022Posted in: Tourism
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Wingecarribee Shire’s 2022 Tulip Time celebrations are set to shine after dark when the festivities return in September this year. The announcement of an extended evening program for Tulip Time follows an injection of $74,595 in funding secured by Wingecarribee Shire Council from the NSW Government’s Regional Events Acceleration Fund. Council’s Director Corporate Strategy and...

Green Caffeen launches tomorrow

March 31, 2022Posted in: Other
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Wingecarribee Shire Council has partnered with Green Caffeen to launch a swap and go reusable coffee cup system across the Southern Highlands. Nineteen local cafes across the Shire have already opted in, with numbers continuing to grow. Council’s Waste Education and Policy Officer, Phoebe Ward, explained how the system works. “Consumers simply need to download...

Wingecarribee Seniors Directory now available

March 29, 2022Posted in: Community

Local service information for the Shire’s senior citizens has become easier to find with the launch of the 2022 Seniors Directory. The new-look directory contains a comprehensive list of contacts, connections and information for seniors living in the Southern Highlands. New to the directory is the inclusion of an expanded range of community association contacts....

Mittagong Pool further impacted by March floodwaters

March 24, 2022Posted in: Roads and Assets
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Mittagong Swimming Pool has sustained further damage following this month’s heavy rainfalls. The pool had been closed since the 2021 flooding event and had not been operational over the current swim season. Council’s Acting Manager Infrastructure Services Greg Bray said tonnes of debris and sediment had been washed into the pools from the recent deluge....

Council seeks 0.8% to maintain rate revenue in line with Financial Plan

March 18, 2022Posted in: Other
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Following advice from the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) that the rate peg for the 2022/23 financial year will be 1.2% for Wingecarribee, Council will now apply for 0.8% through a special variation to secure the full 2% as forecast in Council’s adopted Long Term Financial Plan. “Council’s Delivery Program and Operational Plan, created...