Highlands businesses urged to take part in regional survey

June 7, 2022Posted in: Listening, Other

Drone image of Moss Vale Town

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging local business owners to take part in an online survey to better understand economic trends and issues facing local operators. The survey is being undertaken by the Department of Regional NSW and will be critical in the update of statewide Regional Economic Development Strategies (REDS). The Wingecarribee Regional Economic Development...

Free Resilience Toolkit Program for Highlands businesses

October 12, 2021Posted in: Community, Events, Other

Business Community Resilience Toolkit Program banner

Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting businesses across the Southern Highlands to take part in an online ‘Business Community Resilience Toolkit Program’ designed to help better prepare for future disruptions and disasters. Council’s General Manager Lisa Miscamble said the free course would help local businesses develop contingency plans and build support networks. “Registered businesses will be...

Bong Bong Street fire update

July 9, 2021Posted in: Other, Roads and Assets

Road closed sign on Bong Bong Street in Bowral

Wingecarribee Shire Council continues to work with the stakeholders of the Bowral CBD fire to have Bong Bong Street re-opened as soon as possible. Council’s General Manager Lisa Miscamble said Council was working with the property owners’ representatives and Transport for NSW to ensure the site is secured and safe to enable the return of...

Council pledges support for fire-affected businesses

July 6, 2021Posted in: Other

Extinguished fire on Bong Bong Street in Bowral

Council and the Southern Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Industry are working together to assist businesses impacted by the fire last Thursday night in Bowral’s CBD. Council’s General Manager Lisa Miscamble said Council was focused on offering immediate and longer-term assistance. “On behalf of Council I offer my deepest sympathies to all the shop owners...

Commissioner releases Small Business Report

June 18, 2021Posted in: Development, Other

The NSW Small Business Commissioner has delivered a report into small business relationships and support across the Southern Highlands following the suspension of the Shire’s elected Council. The report was commissioned in April 2021 after concerns were raised by small business and business groups regarding Council’s ability to communicate and support the needs of some...