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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...

Roundtable scheduled to review Destination Strategy

May 28, 2021Posted in: Community

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Interim Administrator Viv May will establish a full-day roundtable discussion on 25 June 2021 to review the Shire’s recently adopted Destination Strategy. Mr May committed to reviewing the document following approaches from the community. “I understand that the Southern Highlands Destination Strategy was only adopted last November,” he said. “But the fact...

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...