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Acting General Manager cautions motorists ahead of Easter weekend

April 1, 2021Posted in: Roads and Assets

Machinery scooping up flood water

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Acting General Manager is urging motorists to take extra care on the roads as holiday traffic increases across the Shire. Acting General Manager Les MacMahon said the warning was particularly important as Council crews continued to mop up from last month’s deluge. “While we avoided some of the more serious flood damage...

Windy weather warning for Highlands

August 21, 2020Posted in: Community

With the blustery weather upon us, Wingecarribee Sire Council is reminding residents and builders to secure any items that could be blown about in strong winds. “August and September are traditionally our windiest months with strong westerly winds common across the Shire,” said Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair. “We’ve already seen a number of strong...

Council secures multi-million dollar Black Spot Funding

May 6, 2020Posted in: Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Council has secured over $8 million in grant funding from the NSW State and Australian Federal Governments to help rectify four traffic ‘black spots’. A total of $3.3 million dollars was allocated as part of the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program to remediate sections of the Old Hume Highway in Mittagong and Bowral...

Fire and flood force closure of Wombeyan Caves Road

February 26, 2020Posted in: Roads and Assets

Wombeyan Caves Road, between Goodman’s Ford and Wombeyan Caves, will remain off limits as Council staff begin the task of assessing and repairing damage sustained to the road after bush fire attack and heavy rain. Located in the Shire’s west, Wombeyan Caves Road west of Greenhills Road has been closed for intermittent periods since the...

Counting the cost of the bush fires

February 14, 2020Posted in: Roads and Assets

On Monday 10 February the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) declared both the Green Wattle Creek and Morton Fires ‘Out’ thanks to the intervention of recent rainfall across the Shire. While the immediate threat of bush fire activity has eased, the mammoth task of cleaning up the Shire is expected to take months to...