Tag Archives: Bowral

A Capital On the Highlands

Did you know that Bowral, Moss Vale and Goulburn all thought themselves contenders for the site of Australia’s capital city? A meeting was held at the Bowral School of Arts on Wednesday, March 1, 1899 to advocate for just such a … Continue reading

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Redistributions Are Here Again

The Australian Electoral Commission has released proposals for the redistribution of New South Wales electorates, as part of it’s regular review to ensure citizens around the country have equally valuable votes.

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Wingecarribee Finally Gets A Covered Pool

With the opening of the Moss Vale War Memorial Aquatic Centre at the weekend, Wingecarribee Shire now has the covered pool that has been debated and fought over for decades. Council ought to be congratulated for finally getting one of … Continue reading

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A Restive Shire

A little over a year into a new term, and calls have been growing for the Wingecarribee Shire Council to be sacked. Weekly, acrimonious relationships between councillors and staff, between councillors and councillors, and between councillors and failed candidates play … Continue reading

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Amalgamations in History

As amalgamation talk continues to bubble away amongst the Highlands’ political watchers, it is worth remembering that the shire’s towns and villages have survived multiple amalgamations before and probably will do again.

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2015 State Redistribution Announced

The NSW Electoral Commission has announced the final determinations of the NSW redistribution. The new boundaries will take effect for state elections from the March 2015 election. Changes to the Southern Highlands electorates of Goulburn and Wollondilly are largely in … Continue reading

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Voting in Hume and Throsby

This post contains information on voting in the Southern Highlands parts of the seats of Hume and Throsby, including pre-poll or early voting. Throsby Pre-Poll Pre-polling will be available for Throsby at Bowral, Dapto, Warilla and Wollongong. Details for the … Continue reading

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Proposed Redistribution Splits Wingecarribee

The NSW electoral redistribution process has entered its endgame phase with the release of proposed names and boundaries due to take effect at the 2015 election. The major change in the local region is the boundary between the electorates of … Continue reading

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What do the youth really want?

What do the youth really want? It’s the question that seems to pop up at every local election in the Southern Highlands: “What do the youth really want?” It’s always a key election issue, because there are a lot of … Continue reading

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Meet the Candidates – Long Post

Bowral Chamber of Commerce hosted a ‘Meet the Candidates’ forum at Bowral Memorial Hall on August 28, 2012. It was a long night and a lot was spoken about. I have collected my tweets from the event in a separate … Continue reading

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