Wingecarribee Shire is continuing to move forward. In recent years bushfire, multiple severe storms, flooding events and COVID-19 have had a compounding effect on the community and economy. The border closures and the impact of other global economic influences have been acutely felt through our Shire. Low rate peg increases, increasing inflation and escalations in costs have also had an impact on the sustainability of local councils.
Further, the projected growth of our Shire requires significant Infrastructure investment to ensure asset capacity and that the values held by the community are retained and enhanced. Our focus is to add value to our local economy, provide the infrastructure and services that our communities need and want; and preserve and capitalise on our natural assets.
To do this we need all spheres of government to stand together and invest in a sustainable future for the Wingecarribee Shire.
This document sets out our priorities for 2023 to assist in positioning Wingecarribee for the future and ensure we have the infrastructure and services available for our community now and into the future and support the vision of the Community Strategic Plan.