WE ARE LISTENING : HAVE YOUR SAY

We value your involvement and encourage you to have your say.

Our current consultations are:


Current and upcoming construction projects:
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.

Our current consultations are:


Current and upcoming construction projects:
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

  • You're invited to review Council’s immediate program of works and future agenda.

    14 days ago
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    A draft Operational Plan and Budget for 2016-17 has been prepared to help detail the immediate goals and funding priorities Wingecarribee Shire Council will commit to over the next twelve months and provide a blueprint for the future program of works.

    Released annually, key focal points of this year’s document include the strengthening of Council operations, improving efficiencies and an investment in asset renewals.
    Have your say by 15 May 2016.

    A draft Operational Plan and Budget for 2016-17 has been prepared to help detail the immediate goals and funding priorities Wingecarribee Shire Council will commit to over the next twelve months and provide a blueprint for the future program of works.

    Released annually, key focal points of this year’s document include the strengthening of Council operations, improving efficiencies and an investment in asset renewals.
    Have your say by 15 May 2016.

  • Final Draft Risk Management Plan and Maps On Exhibition

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

    The Wollondilly / Wingecarribee Bush Fire Management Committee have released a final draft of the Bush Fire Risk Management Plan to give residents an opportunity to have their say on bush fire risk management across the two shires. This plan will provide a strategic direction to the mitigation of bush fire risk which will be utilised by various agencies in the development and implementation of their fire management strategies.

    View the draft plan here and make a submission before 4 April 2016.
    This consultation has now concluded but you can still view related information using the links below.

    The Wollondilly / Wingecarribee Bush Fire Management Committee have released a final draft of the Bush Fire Risk Management Plan to give residents an opportunity to have their say on bush fire risk management across the two shires. This plan will provide a strategic direction to the mitigation of bush fire risk which will be utilised by various agencies in the development and implementation of their fire management strategies.

    View the draft plan here and make a submission before 4 April 2016.
  • IPART announce opportunity to comment on SRV applications

    2 months ago
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    Twelve councils across NSW have officially applied to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) to increase their general revenue above the rate peg in 2016-17.

    Read an excerpt of IPART's media release. Full details about the assessment criteria for Special Variations, the detailed proposals submitted by each council and how to lodge a submission can be found at www.ipart.nsw.gov.au.

    Twelve councils across NSW have officially applied to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) to increase their general revenue above the rate peg in 2016-17.

    Read an excerpt of IPART's media release. Full details about the assessment criteria for Special Variations, the detailed proposals submitted by each council and how to lodge a submission can be found at www.ipart.nsw.gov.au.

  • Consultation continues for SRV. Exhibited documents provide detail.

    5 months 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

    4 months 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

    6 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

    8 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

    8 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

    8 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

    8 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.