Tagged: Councillor

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...

Council to provide COVID-19 relief package for community and business

April 1, 2020Posted in: Community

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Highland residents and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic will be able to put off paying their rates for the next six months under a financial support package announced by Council today. The rates deferral for businesses and residents is part of an estimated $700,000 suite of measures announced by Mayor Duncan Gair and...

Council calls for 2020 Election suggestions

October 23, 2019Posted in: Community, Other

With less than twelve months until the 2020 Local Government Elections, Wingecarribee Shire Council is asking for suggestions on how Council can better attract candidates to represent the Shire. Council’s Group Manager Corporate and Community, Danielle Lidgard said one way was for residents to provide feedback as part of a Council survey. “A reoccurring sentiment...

Codes of Conduct and Meeting Practice adopted

June 20, 2019Posted in: Community

Last week Wingecarribee Shire Councillors adopted new Code of Conduct, Procedures for the Administration of the Code of Conduct and Code of Meeting Practice documents. Together these documents detail the minimum ethical and behavioural standards expected of Councillors and Council officials and how future meetings of Council will be conducted. Council’s Group Manager Corporate and...

Council cuts parking fines

December 14, 2018Posted in: Community, Other

Wingecarribee Shire Council will reduce parking fines across the Shire following a majority vote by Councillors. The decision was made at Council’s final Ordinary Meeting of the year and follows a similar reduction administered by the State Government in a limited number of venues across the Sydney CBD. At present parking infringements are set by...