Wingecarribee Council candidate preparation sessions underway

September 15, 2023Posted in: Corporate Affairs

Man talking to a room full of people

With the 2024 Wingecarribee Shire Council election just around the corner, the first in a series of formal preparation sessions for candidates has been scheduled for October 11, 2023, 3:30pm at Council’s Civic Centre. The focus will be ensuring that candidates understand what civic leadership is and is not, and importantly what a Councillor role...

Swooping alert, it’s nesting season!

August 11, 2023Posted in: Corporate Affairs
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Picture of a magpie

Watch out for protective plovers and swooping magpies! Late Winter to Early Spring is nesting season for many native birds, so give them a wide berth and think about wearing headgear and sunglasses to help deter bombing behaviours. “Not all birds swoop and those that do are only being protective parents. They swoop anything that...

Steps to preparedness for bushfire season

August 8, 2023Posted in: Community, Corporate Affairs
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Picture of fire rating in front of bushland

In anticipation of a hot, dry summer ahead, we learn from the past to plan ahead and support our community’s preparedness for bushfire season. Guided by findings of the Bushfire Response and Recovery review of 2021, we’re completing hazard-reduction burns in partnership with firefighting agencies. We’re maintaining asset protection zones on Council-owned and managed lands....

The community-centred initiatives making a lasting impact

August 4, 2023Posted in: Corporate Affairs
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Picture of the WSC team that won the awards

A community-centred approach to communicating and decision-making has attracted recognition for Wingecarribee Shire in this year’s Local Government Week Awards in the Planning and RH Dougherty Events and Communications Excellence Categories. Together with community members, we’re making changes that will shape an even better future for our Shire, and Awards for our efforts are an...