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Located midway between Sydney and Canberra, Wingecarribee Shire Council is the local government authority for the Southern Highlands of New South Wales.
Our Mission is to create and nurture a vibrant and diverse community growing and working in harmony with our urban, agricultural and natural environments.
Wingecarribee Shire is located 75 kilometres from the South-Western fringe of Sydney and 110 kilometres from Sydney’s central business district. The Shire has a total area of approximately 2,700 square kilometres, 56 per cent of which is north of the Wingecarribee River.
The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) provides members of the public with the right to access information held by Council.
The appointment of Mr Viv May PSM as an Interim Administrator for Wingecarribee Shire Council follows the suspension of the Councillors, made by Minister for Local Government, Shelley Hancock on 12 March 2021.
Each week Council publishes a Community Update, a newsletter style advertisement to keep our community up to date.
Wingecarribee Shire Council has many great career opportunities across a broad range of service areas.
Council Codes and Policies explain the way we work and make decisions and are regularly updated.
Wingecarribee Shire Council examines community attitudes and perceptions towards current and future services and facilities provided by Council.
Find contact information for Wingecarribee Shire Council for general enquiries, to submit a notification, make a complaint, or pay us a compliment. This is where you will also find our Customer Service Charter.
Find all of our Corporate forms relating to Corporate Governance.
Following the election of a new Council, councillors are invited to review the structure of committees and advisory groups before officially adopting a framework.
On the 1 September 2021, the NSW Government announced, a Public Inquiry will be held into Wingecarribee Shire Council. The 4 December 2021 Council election which was to be held, has been deferred until the Public Inquiry is completed.
Ordinary Meetings of Council are held on the third Wednesday of each month.
View Council's Annual, Greenhouse Gas and Biannual Progress Reports
On Friday the 12 March 2021, Minister for Local Government, The Hon. Shelley Hancock suspended Wingecarribee Shire Council and appointed an Interim Administrator Mr Viv May PSM. On the 1 September 2021, the NSW Government announced a Public Inquiry will be held into Wingecarribee Shire Council.
Disclosure of political donations and gifts legislation, register of Councillor political donations and gifts.
Easter Trading Hours
View a full list of Council's Fees and Charges for the current year and the previous year, as well as information about Water and Sewerage Access and Consumption Charges, and fee waivers for Bushfire Affected Properties.
Council is committed to a zero tolerance approach to fraud and corruption and has in place a suite of policies to guide the ethical behaviour of Council officials and any businesses that Council has dealings with.
Council has an independent Internal Ombudsman (IO) who investigates complaints against Council staff and services.
Live Streaming of Council Meetings
Following a review process the State Government has introduced a series of reforms for NSW Local Government called Fit for the Future.
Council regularly issues newsletters on a variety of topics. View recent editions and subscribe here.
Office of Local Government Intervention Orders
Wingecarribee Shire Council is led by our General Manager, Lisa Miscamble. Lisa, along with the group of directors, form's Council's Executive Team.
On 1 September 2021 the Minister for Local Government, the Honourable Shelley Hancock MP, announced that Mr Ross Glover had been appointed as Commissioner to hold a public inquiry into Wingecarribee Shire Council and to suspend the Council for a period no later than 30 days after the report of the public inquiry is provided.
This page provides information on methods of payment for Council Land Rates, Water and Sewerage accounts, and Sundry Debtors. Customers can pay their bills by direct debit and secure online payment.
View Wingecarribee Shire Council's current Strategies and Plans.
Wingecarribee Shire Council aims to achieve best value for residents and rate payers when procuring goods and services. This is achieved through transparent practices that promote competition, innovation, local purchasing and sustainable longer term outcomes. The tendering process is conducted in accordance with the Local Government Act and Regulations.
The following Public Tenders and Quotations have closed within the last three months. For Tenders, click on the Tender, and then click on "Submissions Received" on the right hand side to view a list of Contractors who submitted a Tender for each project.
The current Wingecarribee Shire Council came into being on 1 January 1981.
The Weekly Circular is made available here each Friday.