WE ARE LISTENING : HAVE YOUR SAY

We value your involvement and encourage you to have your say. There are no current consultations occurring on this site however you may be interested in our most recent consultation:

If you prefer to engage with Council using traditional methods, simply pop into the libraries located in Bowral, Mittagong and Moss Vale or visit the Customer Service counter in our Civic Centre in Elizabeth Street, Moss Vale. For further information please call (02) 4868 0888.

We value your involvement and encourage you to have your say. There are no current consultations occurring on this site however you may be interested in our most recent consultation:

If you prefer to engage with Council using traditional methods, simply pop into the libraries located in Bowral, Mittagong and Moss Vale or visit the Customer Service counter in our Civic Centre in Elizabeth Street, Moss Vale. For further information please call (02) 4868 0888.

News & Updates

  • Consultation continues for SRV. Exhibited documents provide detail.

    about 1 month ago
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    This consultation has now concluded but you can still view related information using the links below.

    On Wednesday 9 December 2015 Wingecarribee Shire Council resolved to notify the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) of councillors intent to apply for a Special Rate Variation in the new year.

    Councils considering a rate increase must comply with the requirements set out in Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) guidelines, including a notification confirming their "intention to apply" while they continue with consultation. Wingecarribee Shire Council has confirmed this intention and will now notify IPART. The actual application (due in February 2016)... Continue reading

    This consultation has now concluded but you can still view related information using the links below.

    On Wednesday 9 December 2015 Wingecarribee Shire Council resolved to notify the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) of councillors intent to apply for a Special Rate Variation in the new year.

    Councils considering a rate increase must comply with the requirements set out in Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) guidelines, including a notification confirming their "intention to apply" while they continue with consultation. Wingecarribee Shire Council has confirmed this intention and will now notify IPART. The actual application (due in February 2016) cannot be submitted until Council makes a formal resolution to do so.

    A draft Delivery Program 2013-17 (Revised December 2015), draft Long Term Financial Plan 2016-2026 and draft Strategic Asset Management Plan 2016-2026 have now been placed on exhibition until 1 February 2016. These documents provide greater detail about the community benefits each Special Rate Variation scenario would provide. Find out more.


  • Draft Street Tree Master Plan on exhibition

    about 1 month ago
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    This consultation has now concluded but you can still view related information using the links below.

    We listened to your ideas about street trees earlier this year. Did we interpret them correctly? Check out the draft Street Tree Master Plan currently on exhibition and let us know what you think.

    Write to Council or complete an online submission form by 13 January 2016.

    For further information please contact Callum Edwards, Vegetation and Tree Management Officer on (02) 4868 0888.

    This consultation has now concluded but you can still view related information using the links below.

    We listened to your ideas about street trees earlier this year. Did we interpret them correctly? Check out the draft Street Tree Master Plan currently on exhibition and let us know what you think.

    Write to Council or complete an online submission form by 13 January 2016.

    For further information please contact Callum Edwards, Vegetation and Tree Management Officer on (02) 4868 0888.
  • Are you waste wise? Tell us how you manage your waste

    3 months ago
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    This consultation has now concluded but you can still view related information using the links below.

    We recognise the importance of working in partnership with the community to manage, reduce and avoid waste. Wingecarribee currently tops the State for recycling but we can still do better.

    Please take a few minutes to complete our surveys and let us know how you are going with your domestic waste management. Our current surveys are focused on Green Garden Bins and Community Recycling Centres.

    This consultation has now concluded but you can still view related information using the links below.

    We recognise the importance of working in partnership with the community to manage, reduce and avoid waste. Wingecarribee currently tops the State for recycling but we can still do better.

    Please take a few minutes to complete our surveys and let us know how you are going with your domestic waste management. Our current surveys are focused on Green Garden Bins and Community Recycling Centres.

  • Draft Community Safety Plan on exhibition

    5 months ago
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    This consultation has now concluded but you can still view related information using the links below.
    Wingecarribee Shire Council is currently finalising a new Community Safety Plan. The draft plan was developed in consultation with our Community Safety Committee and Police from the Hume Area Command, using information gathered from a Community Safety Survey and local crime statistics.The draft plan identifies four key issues and details how Council will work with relevant stakeholders to respond to these issues in order to enhance community safety in the Wingecarribee Shire. Take a look and let us know what you think by Thursday... Continue reading

    This consultation has now concluded but you can still view related information using the links below.
    Wingecarribee Shire Council is currently finalising a new Community Safety Plan. The draft plan was developed in consultation with our Community Safety Committee and Police from the Hume Area Command, using information gathered from a Community Safety Survey and local crime statistics.The draft plan identifies four key issues and details how Council will work with relevant stakeholders to respond to these issues in order to enhance community safety in the Wingecarribee Shire. Take a look and let us know what you think by Thursday 29 October 2015,


  • Landscape plan drafted for Moss Vale Cemetery

    5 months ago
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    This consultation has now concluded but you can still view related information using the links below.

    A draft Landscape Master Plan has been prepared in consultation with funeral directors and other stakeholders to beautify the historic Moss Vale Cemetery. The plan aims to strengthen the cemetery’s sense of place and utilise its inherent natural features and views, thereby promoting desirability of the facility, as well as being an inviting place for people to mourn and reflect, well into the future.

    Take a look and let us know what you think.

    This consultation has now concluded but you can still view related information using the links below.

    A draft Landscape Master Plan has been prepared in consultation with funeral directors and other stakeholders to beautify the historic Moss Vale Cemetery. The plan aims to strengthen the cemetery’s sense of place and utilise its inherent natural features and views, thereby promoting desirability of the facility, as well as being an inviting place for people to mourn and reflect, well into the future.

    Take a look and let us know what you think.

  • Telephone surveys underway

    5 months ago
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    An independent research company, Micromex Research, will be calling residents to complete telephone surveys on behalf of Council in the next couple of months. They will be seeking a demographically representative group of residents to answer the various questions.

    What does 'demographically representative' mean? We ask a sample of the community for their views. The research company tries to reflect the age and gender of the community according to the 2011 ABS census data.

    Why do we do this? Some age groups in our community are more vocal or active than others when Council asks for feedback on proposals. The research company persists until they fill quotas in age and gender groups to ensure that groups who we often don't hear from, such as people with young families, also have an opportunity to be heard.

    Can anyone else have a say? Yes we will be offering online surveys at the same time, so make sure you are registered on this site to ensure you are notified of the opportunity to participate.

    An independent research company, Micromex Research, will be calling residents to complete telephone surveys on behalf of Council in the next couple of months. They will be seeking a demographically representative group of residents to answer the various questions.

    What does 'demographically representative' mean? We ask a sample of the community for their views. The research company tries to reflect the age and gender of the community according to the 2011 ABS census data.

    Why do we do this? Some age groups in our community are more vocal or active than others when Council asks for feedback on proposals. The research company persists until they fill quotas in age and gender groups to ensure that groups who we often don't hear from, such as people with young families, also have an opportunity to be heard.

    Can anyone else have a say? Yes we will be offering online surveys at the same time, so make sure you are registered on this site to ensure you are notified of the opportunity to participate.

  • Under 25s invited to have a say

    5 months ago
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    If you're aged under 25 years, tell us about your life in the Southern Highlands and help make it a better place for young people to live, work and socialise in the future.

    Wingecarribee Shire Council is developing a Youth Strategy to help plan better outcomes for young people living in the community. We don't want it to be a boring document or a talk fest for oldies so we need your help.

    Complete a survey before 21 September 2015.

    If you're aged under 25 years, tell us about your life in the Southern Highlands and help make it a better place for young people to live, work and socialise in the future.

    Wingecarribee Shire Council is developing a Youth Strategy to help plan better outcomes for young people living in the community. We don't want it to be a boring document or a talk fest for oldies so we need your help.

    Complete a survey before 21 September 2015.

  • Shape how your neighbourhood will look in the future.

    7 months ago
    This consultation has now concluded but you can still view related information using the links below.

    We have developed a draft Local Planning Strategy to guide land use planning throughout the shire and welcome your feedback. The draft Local Planning Strategy provides a ‘snapshot’ of the Shire in 2015, identifies the key issues most likely to affect the area over the next 16 years to 2031 and offers land use options which meet our regional development obligations while also respecting community priorities and goals.

    A number of studies and and community engagement activities have occurred since May 2010 to help inform and guide the new draft Strategy which identifies a long term direction for the future development of the Shire upon which any proposed amendments to the Local Environmental Plan (LEP) can be based.

    HAVE YOUR SAY : It is time to hear from you again about whether the vision and objectives for your neighbourhood are relevant and reflect community requirements. Complete a submission by 4.30pm Friday 11 September 2015.

    This consultation has now concluded but you can still view related information using the links below.

    We have developed a draft Local Planning Strategy to guide land use planning throughout the shire and welcome your feedback. The draft Local Planning Strategy provides a ‘snapshot’ of the Shire in 2015, identifies the key issues most likely to affect the area over the next 16 years to 2031 and offers land use options which meet our regional development obligations while also respecting community priorities and goals.

    A number of studies and and community engagement activities have occurred since May 2010 to help inform and guide the new draft Strategy which identifies a long term direction for the future development of the Shire upon which any proposed amendments to the Local Environmental Plan (LEP) can be based.

    HAVE YOUR SAY : It is time to hear from you again about whether the vision and objectives for your neighbourhood are relevant and reflect community requirements. Complete a submission by 4.30pm Friday 11 September 2015.

  • Love the leafy character of your town or village?

    7 months ago
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    Get involved in our Street Tree Masterplanning project.

    This consultation has now concluded but you can still view related information using the links below.
    Council is developing a comprehensive strategy for the management of our region's street trees, to ensure that the leafy character of the region is preserved and enhanced into the future.

    We are kicking off the plan with a survey to identify community needs and will be visiting towns and villages across the shire to talk through options for the Master Plan at workshops.

    Have your say! Complete our survey before 9am, 28 August... Continue reading

    Get involved in our Street Tree Masterplanning project.

    This consultation has now concluded but you can still view related information using the links below.
    Council is developing a comprehensive strategy for the management of our region's street trees, to ensure that the leafy character of the region is preserved and enhanced into the future.

    We are kicking off the plan with a survey to identify community needs and will be visiting towns and villages across the shire to talk through options for the Master Plan at workshops.

    Have your say! Complete our survey before 9am, 28 August 2015 or register for a workshop.
  • Opportunity to comment on FFTF proposal

    7 months ago
    Council proposals are now available for viewing on the IPART website and IPART is now seeking submissions and public feedback on the proposals via online submission form, email or post by 31 July 2015. Submissions from the public will also be published on the IPART website. An IPART fact sheet explaining the FFTF process and how the community can have their say on council proposals is available on their website.
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    Submissions are also due to the Legislative Council General Purpose Standing Committee Inquiry into local government in New South Wales. Councils and community members are able... Continue reading

    Council proposals are now available for viewing on the IPART website and IPART is now seeking submissions and public feedback on the proposals via online submission form, email or post by 31 July 2015. Submissions from the public will also be published on the IPART website. An IPART fact sheet explaining the FFTF process and how the community can have their say on council proposals is available on their website.
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    Submissions are also due to the Legislative Council General Purpose Standing Committee Inquiry into local government in New South Wales. Councils and community members are able to lodge submissions by completing an online questionnaire by Sunday 19 July 2015.