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Learn more about becoming a councillor

May 7, 2021Posted in: Community

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Wingecarribee Shire Council has announced a series of candidate information sessions for residents interested in standing for the NSW Local Government Elections on 4 September. Council’s Acting Deputy General Manager, Ms Danielle Lidgard, said information sessions will provide valuable information on how to run for election and the role and responsibilities of a councillor. The...

‘Business as usual’ following Council suspension

March 15, 2021Posted in: Other

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Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Acting General Manager John Burgess has reassured residents that Council operations remain unaffected following the suspension of councillors on Friday 12 March 2021. “It’s business as usual in terms of Council operations,” he said. “Our libraries are still open, our water and sewerage services remain unaffected, rubbish collections will proceed as normal...

Wingecarribee Shire Council suspended

March 12, 2021Posted in: Community

Council chambers 2021

The NSW Government has today suspended Wingecarribee Shire Council and appointed Interim Administrator Mr Viv May PSM for a three-month period. Minister for Local Government The Hon Shelley Hancock MP made the decision to suspend Council after considering its submission in response to a notice of intention received on March 3. The suspension follows ongoing...

Mayor Gair calls for dysfunctional councillors to resign

March 9, 2021Posted in: Other

This afternoon Council will hold an Extraordinary Meeting to consider the Notice from the Hon Shelley Hancock MP Minister for Local Government to suspend Wingecarribee Shire Council and appoint an interim administrator. While the correspondence suggests an interim period of three months, the Minister could extend the suspension for an additional three months. A six-month...

Mayor announces Councillor Markwart’s resignation

August 4, 2020Posted in: Other

It is with regret that I advise of the resignation of Councillor Gordon Markwart. Councillor Markwart’s resignation is effective immediately and due to ongoing personal health issues. I wish to take this opportunity to thank Gordon for his contributions since being elected to Council in 2016. Gordon’s balanced and rational arguments, humour and quick wit...