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Council secures additional bushfire vegetation removal grant funding

Wingecarribee Shire Council will clear thousands of tonnes bushfire damaged trees after securing $4.59 million in grant funding from the NSW Government Environment Protection Authority (EPA) – Bushfire Recovery Green Waste Program. Wingecarribee Shire Council was one of 15 regional councils to secure funding from the EPA to assist with the continued cleanup following the…

Councillor and Staff Interaction Policy adopted

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s draft Councillor and Staff Interaction Policy has been formally adopted following support by Council’s Interim Administrator, Viv May PSM. Adopted at Wednesday 13 October’s Ordinary Meeting of Council, the policy details the roles and responsibilities of councillors and Council staff and provides guidelines on interaction. Mr May said the policy set clearly…

Council ends contract with Civic Centre builder

Wingecarribee Shire Council has terminated the contract with Matrix Group Co. Pty Ltd for the refurbishment of the Moss Vale Civic Centre. The decision to terminate the builder follows increased delays, performance breaches and failure on behalf of the builder to manage sub-contractors and tradespersons. Council’s General Manager Lisa Miscamble said Council had been left…

Post bushfire research grant secured for rare flora

Wingecarribee Shire Council has successfully secured a grant from the State Government to help monitor the recovery of rare and threatened flora species across the Shire’s bushfire impacted areas. Council’s Director Communities and Place, Geoff King said the grant would assist Council and state government staff in protecting the Shire’s unique environment following the Black…

Australia Day nominations now open

Nominations for Wingecarribee Shire’s 2022 Australia Day Awards are now open. Residents are invited to nominate their fellow citizens for both the Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year awards. Wingecarribee Shire’s Interim Administrator Viv May said the awards were an opportunity to recognise the efforts of residents who contribute to making the Southern Highlands…