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Council to host Economic Summit Project Planning workshop

Following from last month’s inaugural Economic Summit, Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting interested parties to a follow-up meeting to progress the Summit’s priority projects. Council’s Economic Development Manager Noel Ferguson explained the idea behind the follow-up workshop. “Last month we had over 100 people turn up for the Economic Summit at Chevalier College,” he said….

Helping Learner drivers become safer drivers

Teaching a young person to drive can be a daunting task, but an upcoming hands-on driving event may help parents of learner drivers prepare their teenagers for safer driving experiences. Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Road Safety Officer, Melanie Lausz, said parents and supervisors of novice drivers have a crucial role to play in contributing to help…

Saving local species one backyard at a time

With more than 370 native mammal, reptile and bird species calling the Highlands home, our local government area is recognised as one of the most diverse wildlife regions in Australia. To help preserve and enhance this biodiversity, Council has launched a new initiative called Habitat for Wildlife, encouraging local residents to incorporate wildlife friendly elements…

Fall in love again in the Southern Highlands

Love was definitely in the air at the recent launch of the Shire’s new winter tourism campaign entitled ‘Fall in love again in the Southern Highlands’. Held at Berrima’s Bendooley Estate, the winter short-break campaign promotes the Southern Highlands as the premier romance destination in the state. “Highlanders have long known that our region is…

Mittagong Pool upgrades pass half-way mark

The transformation of Mittagong Pool is well underway thanks to a multi-million dollar make-over designed to extend the life of one of the Shire’s favourite public pools. Contractors working on behalf of Council have spent the past few months demolishing the old toddlers pool and excavating and replacing the ‘return line’ which feeds water to…