To preserve the shire’s koala population, Council has secured critical funding

February 2, 2023Posted in: Environment

Koala in tree

We can’t underestimate the importance of protecting our koalas. The Southern Highlands is home to 10% of the total number of koalas remaining in the wild State-wide, and we’ve secured $1 million in State Government funding toward maintaining that precious, local population. Koala Officer Casey Taylor of Wingecarribee Shire Council said the funds are a...

Council secures multi-million-dollar flood protection funding

December 20, 2022Posted in: Delivering, Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Council has secured more than $4.5 million under the 2021-2022 National Flood Mitigation Infrastructure Program funded by the Commonwealth 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...

Council secures additional State funding for Bowral Memorial Hall

December 5, 2022Posted in: Community, Delivering, Roads and Assets

Bowral Memorial Hall is set to be returned to its former glory following the allocation of additional refurbishment funding by the NSW Government. Council’s Administrator Viv May said the funding would ensure the interior fit-out complemented the external and structural improvements currently taking place on the building originally constructed in 1884. “Council has already undertaken...

Council’s 2021/22 grant windfall

August 18, 2022Posted in: Delivering, Other


Wingecarribee Shire Council secured more than $26 million in grant funding for the twelve months ending 30 June 2022. A report presented at Council’s Meeting of Wednesday 17 August 2022 highlighted that Council had received a total of $26.2 million in Commonwealth and State grant funding across 80 non-recurring projects. “This is a fabulous result...

Council invites community groups to apply for funding

May 5, 2022Posted in: Community

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Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on local community groups to apply for funding as part of this year’s ClubGRANTS scheme. ClubGRANTS is an initiative of the NSW Government and Clubs NSW to provide funding for community development projects and services that have a direct impact on residents in the Wingecarribee Shire. Council’s Director Corporate Strategy...