Adopted policies to provide greater transparency

December 23, 2022Posted in: Corporate Affairs, Delivering

Glasses and open notepad and pen sitting on desk

To further strengthen the focus on openness and transparency, Wingecarribee Shire Council has adopted a range of governance policies. Following a period of public exhibition, three draft governance policies were adopted at Council’s December Meeting: Public Interest Disclosure Internal Reporting Policy Former Employees Dealing with Council Policy Assessment of Development Applications involving Conflict of Interest...

Tulip Time delivers $1.8 million to Highlands economy

December 23, 2022Posted in: Community, Delivering, Tourism
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Tulip Time girl

This year’s Tulip Time celebrations have delivered an estimated $1.8 million to the Shire’s economy with a record number of guests visiting the floral festival. A report presented to Council in December revealed that 61,000 guests visited the Shire’s premier tourism event over the course of the 18-day celebrations. Council’s Coordinator Tourism and Events Libby...

Collaborative opportunities highlighted in Joint Region Economic Development Strategy

December 23, 2022Posted in: Listening, Other
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Moss Vale, Kramer Photography ©

An Economic Development Strategy prepared by the Canberra Region Joint Organisation (CRJO), outlining key pillars for future economic growth for councils in south-east NSW and the ACT, is now available on Council’s website. The Canberra Region Economic Development Strategy (CREDS) is considered a key priority of the ten councils which combined form the CRJO. Wingecarribee...

Bookings set to open for Seniors Festival

December 21, 2022Posted in: Community, Events
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Group of older people dancing in community hall

Wingecarribee Shire Council is proud to support the NSW Seniors Festival with a diverse range of events and activities that celebrate the contribution seniors make to our community. The 2023 program of events is now available with bookings set to open at 9 am on Wednesday 4 January 2023. Council’s Community Development Officer, Ms Meredith...

Draft Community Engagement Strategy on exhibition

December 21, 2022Posted in: Corporate Affairs, Listening

Candidate Information Seminars

In a bid to provide more inclusive engagement with the Highlands community, Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on residents to provide comment on two draft Community Engagement documents currently on exhibition. Council’s ‘refreshed’ Community Engagement Strategy and Community Engagement Policy have both placed on public exhibition following endorsement by Council. Council’s Manager Governance and Corporate...