WE ARE LISTENING : HAVE YOUR SAY

This dedicated website is one method Wingecarribee Shire Council is using to connect with our community, providing a direct link to Council's decision-making processes. We hope you will find this an easy and convenient way to contribute your ideas, feelings and opinions about key projects and services.

Take a look around the site and see how others have already participated.

Registration is required if you wish to complete surveys and feedback forms, post comments in the online discussion forums, upload videos and photos or share a story about an experience or idea. Your privacy is protected and the discussion forums are moderated externally and independent of Council.

It's quick and easy to register and contribute anonymously with a username of your choice.

We value your involvement and encourage you to have your say. Our current consultations are:

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.

This dedicated website is one method Wingecarribee Shire Council is using to connect with our community, providing a direct link to Council's decision-making processes. We hope you will find this an easy and convenient way to contribute your ideas, feelings and opinions about key projects and services.

Take a look around the site and see how others have already participated.

Registration is required if you wish to complete surveys and feedback forms, post comments in the online discussion forums, upload videos and photos or share a story about an experience or idea. Your privacy is protected and the discussion forums are moderated externally and independent of Council.

It's quick and easy to register and contribute anonymously with a username of your choice.

We value your involvement and encourage you to have your say. Our current consultations are:

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

  • Facelift for Corbett Gardens

    1 day ago
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    One of our most renowned and loved recreational spaces is due for a makeover and we want to hear your ideas for improving it.

    Do you enjoy Corbett Gardens during the magnificent displays of tulips in Spring or are you a regular visitor who loves the peace it provides on a lunch break? Whatever your interest we'd love to hear which aspects are most important to you and what needs to be refreshed, removed or upgraded.

    Have your say! Complete our survey before 9 June 2015, attend a workshop or join us for some 'park talk' to learn more about the Corbett Gardens Improvement Project

  • Animal Shelter report to be considered on 10 June 2015

    8 days ago
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    In early 2015 we sought feedback from the community about management options for the Animal Shelter and since our survey closed on 23 March 2015 we have been considering responses and preparing a draft report for Council to consider.

    We had originally planned to present a report to Council about the Animal Shelter Public Exhibition Period on 27 May 2015 however, in order to ensure our ongoing commitment to engagement with key stakeholders, it is now expected that the report will be presented to Council on 10 June 2015.

    This will enable Council staff to consider further comment that has just been submitted, edit the draft report if required and provide information to councillors.

    No further delays are anticipated but we will keep you informed.

    Thank you for such an overwhelming and passionate response!

    If you’d like to adopt an animal from our shelter or volunteer some dog walking or cat cuddling hours please visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/animals-for-adoption or call (02) 4868-1520

  • Workshops announced for Positive Ageing Strategy

    15 days ago
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    Book now to attend one of six workshops being held across the Shire. Or click here to learn more about this project.

  • Passionate about arts and cultural activities? Check out our draft strategy!

    17 days ago
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    We listened. Did we get it right?

    Council’s draft Arts and Culture Strategic Plan is now on public exhibition, following consultation conducted late last year which included a survey, workshops and interviews.

    We listened to what the community had to say and tried to reflect all of the ideas in our plan.

    Now is your chance to read through the draft and provide us with feedback. The plan can be viewed online or copies are available for reading at the Civic Centre and libraries. For more information contact Council's Cultural Development Officer on (02) 4868 0855.

    Read the draft Arts and Culture Strategic Plan and make a submission by 9am Monday 1 June 2015.

  • Have your say about Council's planned works, projects and budget for 2015-16

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

    Wingecarribee Shire Council’s draft Operational Plan for 2015–16 is a key document outlining our budget and proposed activities for the year ahead. Please take some time to look through it and consider our proposed programs and projects as well as the continued significant investment in asset maintenance and renewal works across the shire. With allocations of $95 million across broad functional areas of Leadership, People, Places, Environment and Economy, there is bound to be something of interest.

    Get involved! Read through the plan, check out the budget and make a submission or ask a question by 10 May 2015.

  • How can we age in a positive way?

    about 1 month ago
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    The survey has now concluded but please RSVP for one of our workshops or view related information using the links below.

    Wingecarribee Shire Council is developing a Positive Ageing Strategy 2016-2026 to plan for the needs of our ageing population. The Strategy will document how Council aims to support older people to live happy, healthy, independent lives and remain connected to the community as they age.

    We want to understand what is important to older people within the Southern Highlands and identify what can be done to improve the Shire for people as they age. Community feedback will guide development of the Strategy and priorities for the next ten years.

    There are a number of ways you can be involved - click here for more information.

  • Rate your satisfaction with swimming services

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

    This is your chance to rate your satisfaction with current levels of service, programs on offer and facilities. We'd also like to hear your ideas for continuing to improve these services.

    Two surveys are available, one specific to the Moss Vale War Memorial Aquatic Centre and the other for the outdoor seasonal swimming facilities (currently Bundanoon and Bowral).

    Get involved! Complete one or both surveys by 6 April 2015.

  • What do you think about backyard burning?

    4 months ago
    This consultation has now concluded but you can still view related information using the links below.
    Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking feedback on the issue of backyard burning and you're invited to comment.

    A lot has changed in our Shire over the 12 years since our current Backyard Burning Policy was adopted and it’s now time for a review.

    At present, backyard burning of dry or dead garden waste is not permitted in the major town areas of Bowral, Mittagong and Moss Vale on properties less than 4,000 square metres or in medium density zones.

    Complete our online... Continue reading
  • How should we operate the animal shelter?

    4 months ago

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

    Council has been running the Wingecarribee Animal Shelter since the departure of our previous contractor, The Lost Dogs Home, in November 2013. Since that time we’ve been considering options for the ongoing operation of our shelter.

    Providing a safe haven for lost and stray cats or dogs, keeping them protected until their owner (or a new owner) can be found, is quite an involved activity. While providing high standards of animal welfare we also need to meet some key criteria including adhering to our... Continue reading

  • Get involved and inspire our Arts and Culture Plan

    8 months ago

    Wingecarribee Shire Council is developing a Cultural Plan for the Southern Highlands. The Cultural Plan, Southern Highlands Inspired! will set out strategies for arts and culture in the Shire that will help achieve the goals of the Community Strategic Plan. 

    Have Your Say by sharing ideas on what you see as the most important things to work on in the short and long term. Visit the project page for further information, to learn about scheduled workshops or to complete a survey.