Helping Learner drivers become safer drivers

June 30, 2017Posted in: Events, Roads and Assets

Learner Drivers in front of car

Teaching a young person to drive needn’t be a daunting task with a number of Council workshops and hands-on driving events designed to help parents of learner drivers prepare their teenagers for safer driving. Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Road Safety Officer, Melanie Lausz said parents and supervisors of novice drivers have a crucial role to play...

Council to crack down on car crime

April 20, 2017Posted in: Community

Council to crack down on car crime

Wingecarribee Shire Council is joining forces with Police Officers from the Hume Local Area Command (LAC) to help combat opportunistic crime. The education campaign is an initiative of the Wingecarribee Community Safety Committee which includes representatives from local Police, Council, businesses and community members. Council’s Group Manager Corporate and Community, Nick O’Connor explained the purpose...

Change your clock, change your smoke alarm battery

March 30, 2016Posted in: Events, Other

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents to change their smoke alarm batteries when turning their clocks back this weekend for the end of Daylight Savings. “I encourage everyone to heed the advice issued by Fire and Rescue NSW and replace the batteries in all their smoke alarms this Sunday 3 April,” said Wingecarribee Shire Mayor,...

Asbestos Awareness Day

November 28, 2014Posted in: Development, Environment

Friday 28 November is National Asbestos Awareness Day and Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding home owners and renovators of the risks of asbestos. “Asbestos was widely used in building materials up until the mid-1980s,” said Council’s Manager Environment and Sustainability, Barry Arthur. “Even though the manufacture and use of asbestos has been banned for over...

Community safety feedback wanted

February 19, 2014Posted in: Community

How safe is our community? Do you go about your daily activities feeling safe and without fear of becoming a victim of crime? These are just some of the questions Wingecarribee Shire Council is asking the residents of the Southern Highlands as part of its Community Safety Survey. Council’s Community Development Coordinator, Nicole Williams, said...

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