With two elections this year – the Federal Election just confirmed for July 2 and Council elections on September 10 – it has become clear that Highlands Votes will be unable to cover them. Highlands Votes was founded four years ago … Continue reading
Category Archives: Council
The state government has announced, by way of a letter to mayors that Wingecarribee Shire Council will have an election on September 10 this year. Councils that are currently subject to a merger proposal will have their elections postponed until March … Continue reading
A map showing a series of proposed council mergers indicates that Wingecarribee and Wollondilly Shires will avoid any moves to amalgamate, despite the state government slashing by 40 the number of councils across NSW. The Premier Mike Baird and Local … Continue reading
As Wingecarribee Shire Council goes to the community seeking a special rate variation of up to 46% over four years, 2ST and the Southern Highland News last week reported there was more “unrest in the chamber”.
Wingecarribee Shire Council has been deemed Fit For the Future by the NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART).
In a week where all eyes were on Canberra as Malcolm Turnbull challenged Tony Abbott for leadership of the Liberal Party and the nation, Wingecarribee Shire’s leadership also faced a coup. The Mayor Duncan Gair was turfed out in the … Continue reading
The audited financial statements for 2013-14 were presented to Wingecarribee Council last night. Here’s what we dug out of them.
Voters in the Wingecarribee Shire may soon be asked whether the Shire’s should be changed to Southern Highlands. At tonight’s meeting, Councillor Garry Turland will move: THAT Council request the NSW State Government and the Electoral Commission to allow Council to … Continue reading
The annual horse trading at Wingecarribee Council is in full swing with the mayoral election to be held this Wednesday (September 17), and nary a concern for the public interest is in sight.
A state government panel appointed to consider reform of local government in New South Wales has hosed down talk of amalgamation at Wingecarribee Shire Council. Local Government Minister Don Page released the Independent Local Government Review Panel’s final report this … Continue reading