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.

 

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.

Aerial view of Robertson and the escarpment.

IMAGE: Aerial view from Robertson looking west over the shire.

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.

 

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.

Aerial view of Robertson and the escarpment.

IMAGE: Aerial view from Robertson looking west over the shire.

News & Updates

  • Rate your satisfaction with swimming services

    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.

    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.

    27 Feb 2015, 10:56 AM
  • Join us for the Animal Shelter Open Day

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    A combined public information session and Animal Shelter Open Day have been confirmed for Sunday 8 March from 12.30pm to 2.30pm.

    Council officers and a representative from Sydney Dogs and Cats Home will present an outline of the three different management models currently being considered and be available to answer any questions.

    Access to the Shelter will be via the Southern Rural Livestock Exchange (SRLE) car park off Berrima Road. The presentation will be held in the SRLE building at 1.00pm.

    NOTE: The opportunity to comment on the three options being considered for the operation of our Animal Shelter has...Read more

    A combined public information session and Animal Shelter Open Day have been confirmed for Sunday 8 March from 12.30pm to 2.30pm.

    Council officers and a representative from Sydney Dogs and Cats Home will present an outline of the three different management models currently being considered and be available to answer any questions.

    Access to the Shelter will be via the Southern Rural Livestock Exchange (SRLE) car park off Berrima Road. The presentation will be held in the SRLE building at 1.00pm.

    NOTE: The opportunity to comment on the three options being considered for the operation of our Animal Shelter has been extended to 20 March 2015 as we were unable to confirm a date for the Open Day and Presentation before 2 March 2015.


    27 Feb 2015, 11:04 AM
  • What do you think about backyard burning?

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    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 survey to share your knowledge of the backyard burning rules, current practices and attitudes to backyard burning. Printed...Read more

    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 survey to share your knowledge of the backyard burning rules, current practices and attitudes to backyard burning. Printed copies of the survey can also be collected from our libraries and Civic Centre.

    Our project page also hosts a short video clip describing the current rules, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document, a media release and the link to the Backyard Burning Survey.

    A future opportunity to comment will be provided during public exhibition of the draft policy which will occur around the middle of the year. Any subsequent changes to the backyard burning rules would be introduced gradually during 2015 and 2016.

    Your opinion is important to us.

    Please take a few minutes to review the associated documents, ask a question, or complete a survey before 5pm Tuesday 31 March 2015.
    12 Feb 2015, 03:48 PM
  • How should we operate the animal shelter?

    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 minimal euthanasia policy and industry guidelines as well as remaining cost effective and efficient.

    Three models...Read more

    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 minimal euthanasia policy and industry guidelines as well as remaining cost effective and efficient.

    Three models have been developed for consideration and we’re now seeking feedback from the community about these:

    • Model 1 – Internal
    • Model 2 – Mixture of Internal and External
    • Model 3 – External

    Your opinion is important to us. Please tell us how you would like to see the animal shelter operate before 9am Monday 2 March 2015.

    12 Feb 2015, 04:16 PM
  • Get involved and inspire our Arts and Culture Plan

    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.

    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.

    02 Oct 2014, 05:29 PM
  • Say YES to having your say!

    Having your say is easy. Keep an eye out here or register so you receive email notifications from Council about opportunities to have your say.

    You can participate in discussions, complete surveys and quick polls, tell your stories and include video or images with your stories, engage and provide feedback through interactive maps, send submissions, email Council and ask questions.

    Better still, you can do all of this by mobile phone, your tablet or personal computer at a time and place that suits you. 

    Your feedback will assist Council's decision making processes and help shape our community. Have your say Wingecarribee!

    Having your say is easy. Keep an eye out here or register so you receive email notifications from Council about opportunities to have your say.

    You can participate in discussions, complete surveys and quick polls, tell your stories and include video or images with your stories, engage and provide feedback through interactive maps, send submissions, email Council and ask questions.

    Better still, you can do all of this by mobile phone, your tablet or personal computer at a time and place that suits you. 

    Your feedback will assist Council's decision making processes and help shape our community. Have your say Wingecarribee!

    17 Dec 2013, 10:24 AM
  • Have your say about the layout of Exeter Oval's sports fields and fence line.

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

    Council was recently approached by an Exeter Oval user group to reconsider the layout of sporting fields. Following consultation with a number of organisations we are seeking feedback about which option is preferred by the community.
    Visit the project page for further information.

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

    Council was recently approached by an Exeter Oval user group to reconsider the layout of sporting fields. Following consultation with a number of organisations we are seeking feedback about which option is preferred by the community.
    Visit the project page for further information.


    30 Aug 2014, 04:16 PM
  • Letters and plans issued to Bong Bong Road property owners

    Property owners along Bong Bong Road, between Belmore Street and Mary Street, will shortly receive a letter from Council's Design Team to outline the proposed upgrade and seek feedback.

    A copy of plans proposed for the length of street will be enclosed with the letter and these can also be viewed in the Bong Bong Road project page.


    Property owners along Bong Bong Road, between Belmore Street and Mary Street, will shortly receive a letter from Council's Design Team to outline the proposed upgrade and seek feedback.

    A copy of plans proposed for the length of street will be enclosed with the letter and these can also be viewed in the Bong Bong Road project page.


    30 Aug 2014, 03:59 PM
  • Feedback sought on Council's draft Communication and Community Engagement strategies.

    This consultation has now concluded but you can still view related information using the links below.
    Council is seeking feedback from residents on draft Communication and Community Engagement strategies which are currently on exhibition. The dual strategies were designed to provide Council with clear directives on future communication and community engagement goals and are intended to provide a framework for greater and more effective communication and consultation.

    They are designed to be used as the basis for developing a range of future procedures that will ultimately detail how the community will receive timely and accurate information about Council services. 

    The ...Read more

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

    Council is seeking feedback from residents on draft Communication and Community Engagement strategies which are currently on exhibition. The dual strategies were designed to provide Council with clear directives on future communication and community engagement goals and are intended to provide a framework for greater and more effective communication and consultation.

    They are designed to be used as the basis for developing a range of future procedures that will ultimately detail how the community will receive timely and accurate information about Council services. 

    The strategies will also be used as the foundation for developing greater opportunities for you to become involved in Council projects.

    The Communications strategy and Community Engagement strategy and policy highlight opportunities for improved consistency and greater community involvement by detailing key objectives, messages and responsibilities.

    Check out the links above to view a copy of the draft strategies and policy or visit the Moss Vale Civic Centre and Mittagong, Bowral or Moss Vale libraries.

    Submissions and feedback must be received by 4.30pm on Monday 14 July 2014.

    For further information contact Council’s Media and Communications Coordinator on (02) 4868 0863 or Community Engagement Coordinator on (02) 4868 0861.


    13 Jun 2014, 05:37 PM
  • LAST WEEK TO COMMENT ABOUT COUNCIL'S PLANS FOR THE NEXT YEAR

    This consultation has now concluded but click here if you'd like to review what was on exhibition.

    We may have missed you at the Information Kiosk on Wednesday but you still have just over a week to make a submission about Council’s Operational Plan and Budget which is on exhibition until 4.30pm, Monday 28 April 2014.

    The Operational Plan identifies the projects and programs which will be undertaken to address the objectives set in the Community Strategic Plan: Wingecarribee 2031+.  A number of major construction projects are planned including the upgrade of Mittagong Pool, Exeter Hall and the Bowral Distributor Road.

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    This consultation has now concluded but click here if you'd like to review what was on exhibition.

    We may have missed you at the Information Kiosk on Wednesday but you still have just over a week to make a submission about Council’s Operational Plan and Budget which is on exhibition until 4.30pm, Monday 28 April 2014.

    The Operational Plan identifies the projects and programs which will be undertaken to address the objectives set in the Community Strategic Plan: Wingecarribee 2031+.  A number of major construction projects are planned including the upgrade of Mittagong Pool, Exeter Hall and the Bowral Distributor Road.

    Our rural areas and villages are also included with a variety of activities planned.

    ON DISPLAY: Plans and images used for the Capital Works Program display at this week's kiosk are now exhibited in the Civic Centre. You can see a taste of these images on the video now playing on the Operational Plan page.

    ASK A QUESTION: If you'd like more information about any of the proposed services or activities, please give our Customer Services Team a call on (02) 4868 0888. They will direct you to the officers responsible for each proposal.

    HAVE YOUR SAY: Please take a few minutes to review the associated documents, ask a question or complete a submission form at www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au before 4.30pm Monday 28 April 2014.

    If you would like to comment about other Council services or proposals please emailwscmail@wsc.nsw.gov.au or call the Customer Services Team on (02) 4868 0888.


    17 Apr 2014, 03:57 PM