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”.
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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 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 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
Following the Wingecarribee Council mayoral election, Cr Arkwright offered Councillors an opportunity to address the chamber. Four Councillors took up the opportunity, and all preached unity and cohesiveness. Cr Duncan Gair was first, telling the room that Council had: “a … Continue reading
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First preference votes were counted on election night. Here is how it shaped up: Liberals 16.48%; Gair 13.29%; Labor 12.42%; Scandrett 10.84%; Turland 10.45%; Greens 10.05%; Uliana 8.87%; Whipper 7.06%; Andrews 4.61%; Stranger 4.29%; Mauger 1.64% Wingecarribee has nine councillors. … Continue reading
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
I’ve banged on about the importance of the internet and local government already, so I took a bit of delight in hearing of a major email faux pas by a string-puller who should know better. Committee-of-one Terry Oakes-Ash recently distributed … Continue reading
All candidates for the upcoming Wingecarribee Shire Council election next month are now known, and there are a few surprises in the final washup. Here’s what we found: The Mayor Ken Halstead has not renominated, while former Mayor Duncan Gair … Continue reading