Council secures multi-million-dollar flood protection funding

July 27, 2022Posted in: Delivering, Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Council has secured more than four and half million dollars from the Australian Government to assist in the construction of the Retford Farm Detention Basin. The Retford Farm Detention Basin is a major component of the Bowral Floodplain Risk Management Strategy (FRMSP) first adopted by Council in 2009 and coincides with the public...

Road repairs hindered by record rain

April 1, 2022Posted in: Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Council is cautioning motorists to drive to conditions as full restoration of the Shire’s road and infrastructure network is likely to take some time to resolve. This comes in the wake of further forecast heavy rain in the days ahead. Council’s Director Service and Project Delivery Karin Targa said the repair bill would...

Mittagong Pool further impacted by March floodwaters

March 24, 2022Posted in: Roads and Assets

Mittagong Swimming Pool has sustained further damage following this month’s heavy rainfalls. The pool had been closed since the 2021 flooding event and had not been operational over the current swim season. Council’s Acting Manager Infrastructure Services Greg Bray said tonnes of debris and sediment had been washed into the pools from the recent deluge....

Council opens Flood Recovery Hub and Hotline

March 10, 2022Posted in: Community

Wingecarribee Shire Council will open a Flood Recovery Hub and Flood Hotline from Friday 11 March to assist Highlands residents affected by flood waters. The Flood Recovery Hub will be located on the ground floor of Council’s Moss Vale Civic Centre and will be staffed during normal business hours. Staff from Community Links Wellbeing will...

Council’s flood recovery assistance

March 10, 2022Posted in: Community

As flood waters recede Wingecarribee Shire Council is turning its focus to community recovery. Council’s General Manager Lisa Miscamble said a multi-agency recovery effort was underway. “At the start of the rains our priority was to ensure residents and motorists heeded warnings and returned home safe,” she said.  “Now that the floodwaters are receding we’re...