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Increased COVID testing for sewage treatment plants

July 30, 2021Posted in: Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Council is working with NSW Health to increase COVID testing schedules at Council’s Sewage Treatment Plants in a bid to keep the Shire COVID-safe. Council’s General Manager Lisa Miscamble said the increased surveillance was a precautionary measure. “With neighbouring local government areas in lockdown this is a proactive measure we’re taking to help...

Council scoops State water award

November 11, 2020Posted in: Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Council has won a major award at the 2020 Local Government NSW Water Management Conference for its work on improving water efficiency. The Sam Samra Award was presented to Council for the work the organisation has undertaken in continually improving water and sewerage asset management practices and strategy development. Council’s Manager of Assets...

Council undertakes review of engineering specifications

June 13, 2019Posted in: Development, Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reviewing its entire suite of engineering specifications in a bid to provide the local design and construction industry with greater consistency and clarity. The purpose of the project is to ensure that any infrastructure that Council builds, or any infrastructure constructed and transferred to Council by a developer, meets the standards...

Council to undertake sewer inspection program

February 6, 2018Posted in: Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Council will this month begin a comprehensive sewer inspection program across Berrima, Moss Vale and New Berrima. The program involves Council’s contractor accessing the sewer via manholes, cleaning the pipes and undertaking inspections using closed circuit television (CCTV) equipment. Council’s Modelling and Systems Engineer Tim Bell said the project aims to improve the...

Moratorium on Water Supply and Sewerage Development charges

December 18, 2017Posted in: Development

Wingecarribee Shire Council will immediately commence a process which is intended to allow a three month moratorium on the payment of Water Supply and Sewerage Development Servicing Charges. The moratorium would be applicable to rates levied against development consents determined before 15 September 2017. The decision follows the passing of a proposed amendment by a...