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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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Lay of the Land

One year on from the election of the Abbott government and our local MPs are firmly ensconced in their new jobs. Throsby’s Stephen Jones is now in his second term and rising through the Opposition ranks and is currently Assistant … 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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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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Moss Vale Aquatic Centre Fees on Exhibition

Wingecarribee Shire Council has placed proposed fees and charges on public exhibition until October 14. Council adopted the schedule of charges at their 11 September meeting, and has been careful to point out that they are broadly in line with … 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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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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