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News Update
30 April 2021

Create and Celebrate Program Experience

 Youth programs

Our Shire’s young people play an important role in our community and the future direction of the Southern Highlands.

Helping them realise their potential requires a whole of community approach.

At Council we provide a range of programs and activities to help our Shire’s youth develop their skills and expand their opportunities.

Angus Hicban-Lee recently took part in our ‘Create and Celebrate’ program which enabled him to gain qualifications in safe food handling and first-aid as well as a whitecard certification.

Angus now makes a pretty mean cup of coffee. Drop in and see him at the Elephant Boy Café in Bowral.

Hear Angus’ story here

 Lake Alexandra works complete

Late last year we started works to improve the water capacity of Lake Alexandra in Mittagong.

Works involved upgrading the outlet pipes, repairing scour damage caused by flowing water and improving the lake’s drainage.

The good news is, works are now complete and we’ve been busy restoring the worksite to its pre-construction state. Fencing is expected to come down in the next few days and revegetation works will continue over the coming months.

Thank you to residents and visitors for their patience and cooperation as we completed these essential works. 

Lake Alexandra Reserve is located on Queen Street Mittagong.

Plan your visit 

  Tips for better wood heater operation

With cooler weather upon us, we’re reminding residents to check their wood heaters before lighting up. 

Faulty and incorrectly used wood fire heaters are a major contributor to winter air pollution. But harmful smoke pollution can be drastically reduced if we improve the way we use our wood heaters.

Some of our tops tips for operating wood heaters effectively are:
  • Give your wood heater and flue an annual clean  
  • Get good quality hardwood from a reputable supplier
  • Only burn aged and dry wood
  • Don't let your fire smoulder overnight. 
Help reduce wood smoke in your neighbourhood 

 Aboriginal Playgroup

We’ve teamed up with Community Links Wellbeing to host a new weekly Aboriginal Playgroup at our Children’s Services facility in East Bowral.

The Playgroup will enable Aboriginal families with young children to catch up and have a yarn, learn about culture and have some fun at the same time.

It’ll also provide mums and dads with access to health providers and other local support agencies whilst the kids ‘Jarjams’ will be treated by visits from Elders and take part in cultural activities.

The Aboriginal Playgroup is held every Monday from 10 am to 12 noon at the East Bowral Community Centre at 71 Boardman Road in Bowral.

For more details phone Community Links Wellbeing on 4683 2776.

 Silent disco in Bowral

Next weekend we’re hosting a FREE Silent Disco in Bowral.

A silent disco doesn’t use any traditional speaker systems, each guest gets their own set of wireless headphones - designed with safe adjustable volume – and choice of playlists to dance to.

Dance the night away with us on Saturday 8 May between 6.30 and 10.30 pm at The Venue on Station Street in Bowral.

A drug and alcohol-free event for young people aged between 12 and 17 years.

Limited spaces, bookings required.

Get your tickets here

Community Update

Council's weekly Community Update is now ready. Inside you'll find information on positions vacant, development and planning matters, public notices and more.

Click here to view

Did you know...

The third round of our Bushfire Community Recovery Small Grants Program opens on Monday. Not for profit and community organisations are encouraged to apply for funding to support bushfire recovery in our community.

Learn more
Wingecarribee Shire Council
(02) 4868 0888
Visit: 68 Elizabeth Street, Moss Vale
Mail: PO Box 141, Moss Vale NSW 2577

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