Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Duncan Gair has today welcomed delegates arriving in the Highlands for next week’s NSW Local Government Water Management Conference.
“On behalf of Council I welcome all delegates and their partners to the conference and trust they enjoy their time with us,” he said.
In total almost 200 delegates and their partners will take part in the three-day conference starting Monday 24 August at Peppers Craigeburn in Bowral.
Among the issues to be discussed at the conference include the importance of water security, the challenges associated with water transfer schemes and the role councils play in providing water and sewerage services.
“Hosting this event is a major coup for our region,” the Mayor said. “It proves that our Shire is capable of attracting and managing major business functions.”
“It also demonstrates that the Southern Highlands is ‘Open for business’ and we can accommodate industries other than clients from our traditional holiday and tourism markets.”
Wingecarribee Shire was announced as the successful venue for the annual state-wide conference in February this year.
“Our catchment area plays a critical role in supplying water not only to our own residents but also to those of the greater Sydney metropolitan area,” the Mayor said.
“Delegates will be able to see for themselves where our pristine water is stored and learn of some of the water-saving initiatives that this Council is leading the way in.”
“I also congratulate the efforts of all the staff who contributed to securing the bid and all the work they’ve done since assisting in organising the agenda in the lead up to the conference,” he said.
“I’ve no doubt it will be a fabulous success.”
“I look forward to welcoming the delegates and their partners and showcasing all the wonderful attractions our beautiful Shire has to offer,” the Mayor concluded.
For more information on the NSW Local Government Water Management Conference visit www.lgnsw.org.au.