New Community Hall to open future possibilities for Penrose

August 18, 2023Posted in: Delivering

Picture of 3 people standing inside the partially constructed building

For decades, Penrose residents have dreamed of building a new Community Hall with capacity to meet growing demand for the many gatherings that connect community members. “After the Penrose Community Association put in an extensive grant application we were lucky to be awarded a grant from the Australian and NSW Governments Bushfire Local Economic Recovery...

Draft Penrose Village Park Plan of Management on exhibition

August 16, 2021Posted in: Community

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from the community after Council’s Interim Administrator Mr Viv May endorsed the public exhibition of the Draft Penrose Village Park Plan of Management.  Mr May said the draft Plan of Management (PoM) would allow the community to look at options to improve the use of the site. “Council develops...

Join the Glossy Black-Cockatoo Count

May 27, 2020Posted in: Environment, Events

3 Glossy Black Cockatoo's on tree branch

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging landholders to participate in the Glossy Black-Cockatoo Bird Count this weekend. “The glossy black-cockatoo is a beautiful and charismatic bird,” said Council’s Environmental Projects Officer, Patrick Tegart. “They’re classified as a vulnerable species and we’re interested to learn more about our local population and their distribution.” Landholders within the Great...

People power transforms Penrose swamps

July 1, 2014Posted in: Environment, Events


­What do swamp wallabies, giant dragonflies, elusive bush-peas and gang-gang cockatoos have in common? They are just some of the endangered and threatened species of flora and fauna that call our Southern Highlands swamps home. Our swamps are diverse communities full of edible vegetation, seeds, fruits and nectar-filled flowers which feed insects, skinks, birds and...

Council info kiosk to visit Penrose

March 8, 2013Posted in: Community, Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council officers will be back on the road this month, visiting the residents of Penrose on Wednesday 20 March as part of a mobile roadshow. Council’s General Manager Jason Gordon said the information kiosks are an opportunity for residents to ask questions of Council without having to visit the Moss Vale Civic Centre....