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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE

The Southern Highlands, like the rest of the world, is currently in the midst of an event unprecedented in our lifetimes.


Combating the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a global issue and it’s having a real impact on our lives.


We are monitoring developments relating to Covid-19 and assessing any potential impact on services and events.


We urge all of our residents to take caution when in public spaces and follow advice and restrictions from state and federal departments.


Latest News on Council Services


Like all major organisations around the world, Wingecarribee Shire Council is experiencing operational interruptions.


Staying informed of the latest developments is very important as disruptions will be inevitable. Keep up to date with the status of Council services


Latest News on Council Services


Latest NSW Government Advice


Keep up to date with the latest information and advice on COVID-19 (coronavirus) for community and businesses in New South Wales including current restrictions, public health orders, help available, resources and assistance. 


Click here to view NSW Government ADVICE


COVID-19 Testing Clinics


To find a testing clinic near you visit www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics.


Click here to view COVID-19 Testing clinics


Financial Assistance


Highland residents and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic will be able to put off paying their rates for the next six months under a financial support package announced by Council.


The rates deferral for businesses and residents is part of an estimated $700,000 suite of measures announced by Mayor Duncan Gair and General Manager Ann Prendergast.


Click here to read more about Council’s COVID-19 financial support Package


DownloadFinancial support package Flyer

Download: Rates and Charges Deferral Application (COVID-19)


Please note: Where individuals privately manage the rental of their property or are self employed please contact Councils Revenue Team on 02 4868 0888.


The Australian Government has also announced financial assistance for coronavirus affected businesses and job seekers. For further information on this assistance visit NSW Government Services Australia.


click here for NSW government services australia assistance


Department of Planning Industry and Environment


Order to allow extended days for construction work


The Minister for Planning and Public Spaces made the Environmental Planning and Assessment (COVID-19 Development – Construction Work Days) Order 2020 on 31 March 2020.


The order allows weekday construction site operating hours to be extended to weekends and public holidays to ensure workers can practice social distancing without a loss of productivity or jobs.


This order will be in place until the crisis is over, or another order is made amending these measures.


Compliance with this Order will be closely monitored and reviewed if there any adverse impacts on the community or from a public health perspective. 


Click here for department of planning industry and environment advice and orders


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Last Updated: August 19th, 2020
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