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Bowral Memorial Hall to retain name

September 21, 2022Posted in: Community, Listening
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Bowral Memorial Hall will retain its long-standing name following this evening’s endorsement by Council. A report presented at Council’s Meeting of Wednesday 21 September 2022 found that 88 per cent of survey respondents did not support the renaming of the historic building. Council’s Administrator Viv May PSM said the community feedback was decisive. “Residents have…

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Land and Environment Court dismisses ‘Karingal’ Appeal

September 21, 2022Posted in: Development, Listening
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On Friday 16 September 2022 the Land and Environment Court of NSW dismissed an appeal by the owner of 26 Elizabeth Street ‘Karingal’ in Moss Vale against Council’s issuing of an Interim Heritage Order over the property. Council is undertaking a review of proposed heritage items that were deferred in 2012, Karingal being one of…

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Council encourages residents to Get Ready for summer

September 13, 2022Posted in: Events
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging families across the Shire to use the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) Get Ready Weekend to prepare for the upcoming bushfire season. ‘Get Ready Weekend’ involves members of the public participating in RFS led online and in-person disaster preparedness activities prior to the start of the bushfire season. General Manager…

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Council mourns loss following Buxton road tragedy

September 7, 2022Posted in: Listening, Other
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Wingecarribee Shire Council extends its deepest condolences to families and our close-knit community following the tragic overnight loss of five young lives. The scale of this tragedy will deeply affect our communities, hundreds of parents, relatives, first-responders, friends and teachers. Our thoughts are with all at this sad time. Council has established a Community Drop-In…

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Nesting season arrives for native birdlife

August 22, 2022Posted in: Community, Environment
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Close up magpie with head tilted, looking at camera

Springtime may herald new blooms and blossoms but for much of our native birdlife, it also signals the start of nesting season. During nesting season, which generally runs over six to eight weeks, parent birds will often exhibit protective behaviour to shield their nest and hatchlings. As their new season young hatch, magpies and plovers…

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