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Increased COVID testing for sewage treatment plants

July 30, 2021Posted in: Roads and Assets
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is working with NSW Health to increase COVID testing schedules at Council’s Sewage Treatment Plants in a bid to keep the Shire COVID-safe. Council’s General Manager Lisa Miscamble said the increased surveillance was a precautionary measure. “With neighbouring local government areas in lockdown this is a proactive measure we’re taking to help...

Safety fencing installed around fire-damaged buildings

July 19, 2021Posted in: Other, Roads and Assets
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Temporary U-turn set up on Bong Bong Street

Progress on safely securing Bong Bong Street continues as stakeholders of Bowral’s main thoroughfare continue to work together to resume normal trade. Council’s Interim Deputy General Manager Marissa Racomelara said ongoing discussions with key parties had progressed the re-establishment of the town centre following the 1 July fire. “Cooperation between property and business owners, insurers,...

Bong Bong Street fire update

July 9, 2021Posted in: Other, Roads and Assets
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Road closed sign on Bong Bong Street in Bowral

Wingecarribee Shire Council continues to work with the stakeholders of the Bowral CBD fire to have Bong Bong Street re-opened as soon as possible. Council’s General Manager Lisa Miscamble said Council was working with the property owners’ representatives and Transport for NSW to ensure the site is secured and safe to enable the return of...

COVID-19 restrictions affect library services

June 30, 2021Posted in: Community, Roads and Assets
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Mittagong Public Library will temporary close its doors from Wednesday 30 June 2021 as a precaution to slow the potential spread of the COIVID-19 virus however Bowral Public Library will remain open. Council’s Chief Information Officer John Crawford explained the decision. “The latest restrictions have affected our library staffing levels and limited the number of...

Don’t let your water pipes freeze this winter

June 8, 2021Posted in: Roads and Assets
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Water exploding out of broken water meter

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents to protect their water meters and exposed pipes from the winter chill. The call comes as the Shire enters the coldest part of the year. A Council spokesperson said as the mornings become increasingly colder residents should take preventative action and cover their water meters and exposed pipes to...