Council policies explain the way we work and make decisions and updated on a two or four year cycle. Our current policies are available below.


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The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Protocol Policy - Acknowledgement of Country was adopted by Council on the 9 November 2016.

The objectives of this policy are to:

  • Pay respect to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures
  • Acknowledge the connection and trust that Aboriginal people have with maintaining and managing country
  • Provide guidance for including Aboriginal cultural ceremonies as part of Council events
  • Provide protocols for performing Acknowledgment of Country
  • Articulate Council’s responsibility and commitment to maintaining and celebrating Aboriginal culture and history.

Wingecarribee Shire Council (Council) has prepared this Guide to provide information for the public on:

  • Council’s approach to sites contaminated by asbestos, emergencies or incidents and naturally occurring asbestos

general advice for residents on renovating homes that may contain asbestos

  • Council’s development approval process for developments that may involve asbestos
  • Waste management and regulation procedures for asbestos waste in the local government area
  • Where further information can be found.

This Guide should be read in conjunction with Council’s Asbestos Management Policy.

This Guide does not provide detail on specific procedures. Practical guidance on how to manage risks associated with asbestos and asbestos containing material can be found in the:

  • Code of practice on how to manage and control asbestos in the workplace (ISBN 978-0-642-33316-2) available from SafeWork NSW.
  • Code of practice on how to safely remove asbestos (ISBN 978-0-642-33318-6) available from SafeWork NSW.

Additional guidance material is listed in Appendix B. For specific advice, individuals are encouraged to contact Council or the appropriate organisation.

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