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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...

Changes to LEP to support tourism and hospitality operators

December 14, 2020Posted in: Community

Robertson revegetation tour

Wingecarribee Shire Council has this month received confirmation that its amendment to the Wingecarribee Local Environment Plan (LEP), that will provide greater flexibility for the Shire’s tourism and hospitality industries, has been finalised. The amendments to the LEP include: Increasing the maximum number of bedrooms in Bed & Breakfast Accommodation establishments to five, Increasing the...

Southern Highlands Destination Strategy Action Plan breakfast

December 9, 2020Posted in: Community

Drone image of Moss Vale Town

Wingecarribee Shire Council will host a breakfast with the local business community to discuss the next stage of the Southern Highlands Destination Strategy following its adoption by Council last month. Key elements to be discussed include the development of an Action Plan to identify tasks, responsibilities and timeframes. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair said the...

Wattle Street Car Park open for business

October 16, 2020Posted in: Roads and Assets

Motorists and shoppers in Bowral have more car parking options following the opening of Council’s newly expanded Wattle Street Car Park. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair said the refurbished and expanded car park was ideally situated in the town’s central business district. “This car park will provide multiple benefits for Bowral,” the Mayor explained.  “Not...

Arts and culture survey now open

October 13, 2020Posted in: Community

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking community response to a survey commissioned as part of a research project into the arts and culture sector in the Southern Highlands. The Wingecarribee Arts and Culture Stakeholder Group in association with The SHAC (Southern Highlands Artisans Collective) has commissioned research into the value of arts, culture and heritage across...