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New Employment Zones proposed across the Shire

June 3, 2022Posted in: Development

In 2020 the State Government announced it was reforming the planning system to help businesses recover and grow following the pandemic. Central to these reforms is the replacement of existing Business and Industrial zones in council Local Environmental Plans (LEPs) with a range of new Employment zones. Council’s Executive Manager Strategic Outcomes Michael Park said...

Online lodgement of Development Applications now mandated

January 6, 2021Posted in: Development

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Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding customers of changes to how Development Applications are submitted following the mandatory introduction of the online NSW Planning Portal. Council’s Group Manager Planning, Development and Regulatory Services, Nick Wilton said the rollout of the new electronic lodgement service had been several years in the making. “Back in late 2019 the...

Community invited to share vision for Bowral’s CBD

November 5, 2020Posted in: Community

Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting residents and business owners to become involved in the development of a streetscape Masterplan for Bowral’s main street. Council’s Acting General Manager Barry Paull encouraged locals to complete an online survey and join a discussion forum to share ideas. “This is an opportunity for Southern Highlanders to help shape the...

Draft changes to outdoor signage on exhibition

September 8, 2020Posted in: Development

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from the community after councillors recently resolved that draft changes to signage provisions within Council’s Development Control Plans be placed on public exhibition. Council’s Deputy General Manager, Corporate, Strategy and Development Services, Mark Pepping explained that the proposed amendments sought to clarify the use of public signage and introduce...

Information sessions to discuss planning documents

April 28, 2020Posted in: Community, Development

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Wingecarribee Shire Council will hold a series of information sessions starting Friday 1 May 2020 to discuss the draft Wingecarribee Local Housing Strategy and draft Wingecarribee Local Strategic Planning Statement. Due to COVID-19, the one-on-one information sessions will be held by phone or video conferencing. Council’s Coordinator Strategic Land Use Planning, Michael Park, explained that...