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Community reps called for Local Planning Panel

March 31, 2021Posted in: Development

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling for applications from interested community members to join an Interim Independent Advisory Assessment Panel. Community members are required to join the Advisory Assessment Panel to assist in determining development applications previously referred to Council for decision. The establishment of the Independent Advisory Assessment Panel is one of the first actions...

Record developments drive Highlands boom

February 12, 2021Posted in: Development

Development Applications received and processed by Wingecarribee Shire Council over the summer period reveal the Southern Highlands is experiencing a building boom. Figures revealed at Wednesday’s Ordinary Meeting of Council show 150 Development Applications were determined by Council from a total of 153 applications received between 22 November 2020 to 22 January 2021. Similar increases...

Online lodgement of Development Applications now mandated

January 6, 2021Posted in: Development

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Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding customers of changes to how Development Applications are submitted following the mandatory introduction of the online NSW Planning Portal. Council’s Group Manager Planning, Development and Regulatory Services, Nick Wilton said the rollout of the new electronic lodgement service had been several years in the making. “Back in late 2019 the...

Draft changes to outdoor signage on exhibition

September 8, 2020Posted in: Development

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from the community after councillors recently resolved that draft changes to signage provisions within Council’s Development Control Plans be placed on public exhibition. Council’s Deputy General Manager, Corporate, Strategy and Development Services, Mark Pepping explained that the proposed amendments sought to clarify the use of public signage and introduce...

Outdoor advertising and signage criteria

June 11, 2019Posted in: Development

Changes to outdoor advertising rules have led Wingecarribee Shire Council to remind ratepayers of enforceable regulations relating to the placement of public signs. The reminder comes following recently introduced changes by the NSW Government banning roadside trailer advertising. Council’s Deputy General Manager Corporate, Strategy and Development Services, Mark Pepping explained the changes. “Last year the...