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Interim Administrator calls for resident feedback

April 8, 2021Posted in: Development
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Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Interim Administrator Mr Viv May is calling on residents and professional advisors who have had recent interaction with Council’s Planning, Development and Regulatory Services Department to discuss their experiences with newly appointed independent consultant, Malcolm Ryan of Earnest Consulting Pty Ltd. “We want to hear from residents who’ve had recent first-hand interaction...

Community reps called for Local Planning Panel

March 31, 2021Posted in: Development
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling for applications from interested community members to join an Interim Independent Advisory Assessment Panel. Community members are required to join the Advisory Assessment Panel to assist in determining development applications previously referred to Council for decision. The establishment of the Independent Advisory Assessment Panel is one of the first actions...

Record developments drive Highlands boom

February 12, 2021Posted in: Development
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Development Applications received and processed by Wingecarribee Shire Council over the summer period reveal the Southern Highlands is experiencing a building boom. Figures revealed at Wednesday’s Ordinary Meeting of Council show 150 Development Applications were determined by Council from a total of 153 applications received between 22 November 2020 to 22 January 2021. Similar increases...

Council launches revised Engineering Specifications

January 15, 2021Posted in: Development, Roads and Assets
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Wingecarribee Shire Council has completed a review of its engineering specifications in a bid to provide the local design and construction industry with greater consistency, clarity and up to date industry practices. The revised Engineering Design and Construction Specifications and associated Development Control Plan (DCP) Amendments came into effect on 1 January with a transition...

Online lodgement of Development Applications now mandated

January 6, 2021Posted in: Development
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding customers of changes to how Development Applications are submitted following the mandatory introduction of the online NSW Planning Portal. Council’s Group Manager Planning, Development and Regulatory Services, Nick Wilton said the rollout of the new electronic lodgement service had been several years in the making. “Back in late 2019 the...