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Mittagong Playhouse refurbishment update

May 5, 2022Posted in: Development
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Wingecarribee Shire Council has awarded the contract to undertake the detailed design works and submitted the Development Application for the restoration of the Mittagong Memorial Hall and Playhouse. The Development Application was lodged with Council via the NSW Government’s Planning Portal in April and the detailed Design and Documentation Contract awarded to NBRS & Partners....

Thinking about lodging a DA meet with our Duty Planner for early advice

April 14, 2022Posted in: Development
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From Tuesday 19 April Council’s Duty Planners and Certifiers will be available via appointment between the hours of 8.30am and 12.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Development Engineers will be available between 8.30am and 10.30am on Wednesdays. Options for appointments include face-to-face meetings, online (Teams meetings) or telephone meetings. Appointments can be booked by phoning Council...

Council prioritises DA processing changes

February 1, 2022Posted in: Development

Map of Bowral showing directional traffic changes

Wingecarribee Shire Council says improving development application (DA) processing times will be a key priority for 2022. “We fully acknowledge our DA processing times were below par last year,” admitted Council’s Director Communities and Place, Geoff King. “However, we’re confident that the initiatives we’ve implemented over the past few months, and some changes planned for...

Interim Administrator adopts Local Housing Strategy

July 15, 2021Posted in: Development

Robertson revegetation tour

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Interim Administrator Viv May has adopted and commended Council’s Local Housing Strategy and Local Strategy Planning Statement during Wednesday evening’s Ordinary Meeting of Council. Mr May said the adoption of the documents provided a long-term planning framework for future housing within the Southern Highlands. “Together these documents provide a strategic blueprint designed...

Commissioner releases Small Business Report

June 18, 2021Posted in: Development, Other
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The NSW Small Business Commissioner has delivered a report into small business relationships and support across the Southern Highlands following the suspension of the Shire’s elected Council. The report was commissioned in April 2021 after concerns were raised by small business and business groups regarding Council’s ability to communicate and support the needs of some...