Category Archives: Council

Wingecarribee Avoids Widespread Amalgamations

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

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OPINION: Leadership Spills in Canberra and Moss Vale

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

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Turland’s Name Change

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

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Landlocked Future for Wingecarribee

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

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