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

Our current consultations are:


Current and upcoming construction projects:

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

Our current consultations are:


Current and upcoming construction projects:

  • Complete a survey and share your thoughts!

    about 1 month ago
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    Council is undertaking a review of its Community Strategic Plan (CSP), Wingecarribee 2031+ and is calling on all residents, businesses, organisations and community groups to share their thoughts on the future of the Shire.

    The plan presents the community’s long term vision for our Shire and identifies objectives and strategies to achieve this vision.

    Council is responsible for developing and reviewing the plan but its implementation is a shared responsibility with other partners such as State agencies and community groups.

    Share your thoughts on the current plan and future priorities for the Shire by completing the online survey before 20 November 2016.


    Council is undertaking a review of its Community Strategic Plan (CSP), Wingecarribee 2031+ and is calling on all residents, businesses, organisations and community groups to share their thoughts on the future of the Shire.

    The plan presents the community’s long term vision for our Shire and identifies objectives and strategies to achieve this vision.

    Council is responsible for developing and reviewing the plan but its implementation is a shared responsibility with other partners such as State agencies and community groups.

    Share your thoughts on the current plan and future priorities for the Shire by completing the online survey before 20 November 2016.


  • Go Wild! competition winners announced

    6 months ago
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    Thank you to all students that participated in the Go Wild! Photo Competition. very impressed by the standard of the entries and how the theme of the competition was interpreted.


    “It’s been a pleasure looking through the images and discovering each photographer’s perception of the natural environment around them. The images selected not only fulfil the competition’s criteria but show that the photographer has indeed ‘gone wild’ to capture the image. Here in the Wingecarribee we are blessed with walking trails and nature reserves where we can all ‘go wild’ and witness wildlife thriving as nature intended. I hope that these photographs encourage other residents to explore, learn and appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds us.”

    ~ Local photographer and judge Nellie Menzies

    Thank you to all students that participated in the Go Wild! Photo Competition. very impressed by the standard of the entries and how the theme of the competition was interpreted.


    “It’s been a pleasure looking through the images and discovering each photographer’s perception of the natural environment around them. The images selected not only fulfil the competition’s criteria but show that the photographer has indeed ‘gone wild’ to capture the image. Here in the Wingecarribee we are blessed with walking trails and nature reserves where we can all ‘go wild’ and witness wildlife thriving as nature intended. I hope that these photographs encourage other residents to explore, learn and appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds us.”

    ~ Local photographer and judge Nellie Menzies

  • Draft Parks Strategy on exhibition

    6 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's Parks Strategy provides guidance for the future provision, development and maintenance of park land. We have recently undertaken a comprehensive review of this strategy and now invite you to comment on the new draft.

    HAVE YOUR SAY! Share your thoughts by reading the draft document and completing an online submission form before 4pm on Wednesday 29 June 2016.

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

    Wingecarribee Shire Council's Parks Strategy provides guidance for the future provision, development and maintenance of park land. We have recently undertaken a comprehensive review of this strategy and now invite you to comment on the new draft.

    HAVE YOUR SAY! Share your thoughts by reading the draft document and completing an online submission form before 4pm on Wednesday 29 June 2016.

  • Special Rate Variation approved

    7 months ago
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    The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal announced it's approval of Council's application for a cumulative rate increase of 45.3% from 2016 to 2020 on 17 May 2016.


    Following a period of sustained community engagement, Council at its meeting of 10 February 2016
    resolved to apply for an SRV to reduce infrastructure backlogs and achieve sustainability indicators set
    by the NSW State Government’s ‘Fit for the Future’ Local Government Reform program.

    Council applied for a cumulative rate increase of 45.3% from 2016 to 2020, with the 2019-20 proposed
    increase to include continuation of the Environmental Levy in perpetuity.

    IPART approved Council’s application with percentage increases to be applied as follows:
    • 2016-17 8.55%
    • 2017-18 9.25%
    • 2018-19 9.25%
    • 2019-20 12.15% (includes continuation of the Environmental Levy)
    For further information read:

    The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal announced it's approval of Council's application for a cumulative rate increase of 45.3% from 2016 to 2020 on 17 May 2016.


    Following a period of sustained community engagement, Council at its meeting of 10 February 2016
    resolved to apply for an SRV to reduce infrastructure backlogs and achieve sustainability indicators set
    by the NSW State Government’s ‘Fit for the Future’ Local Government Reform program.

    Council applied for a cumulative rate increase of 45.3% from 2016 to 2020, with the 2019-20 proposed
    increase to include continuation of the Environmental Levy in perpetuity.

    IPART approved Council’s application with percentage increases to be applied as follows:
    • 2016-17 8.55%
    • 2017-18 9.25%
    • 2018-19 9.25%
    • 2019-20 12.15% (includes continuation of the Environmental Levy)
    For further information read:
  • GO WILD! photo competition launched

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

    To help celebrate World Environment Week (5-11 June 2016), we are encouraging young people to GO WILD! and photograph the wild beauty of the Southern Highlands, particularly our region’s amazing natural landscapes and wildlife. Send us your best photos for your chance to win!

    The photos will be used to inspire the community to help protect this beautiful and unique part of the world.

    Entries close 2 June, so get snapping and load your entries here!

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

    To help celebrate World Environment Week (5-11 June 2016), we are encouraging young people to GO WILD! and photograph the wild beauty of the Southern Highlands, particularly our region’s amazing natural landscapes and wildlife. Send us your best photos for your chance to win!

    The photos will be used to inspire the community to help protect this beautiful and unique part of the world.

    Entries close 2 June, so get snapping and load your entries here!
  • You're invited to review Council’s immediate program of works and future agenda.

    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 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.

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

    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

    10 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

    10 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.

    12 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

    11 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.