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New Resident Kit

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Have you recently moved to the Southern Highlands or are you considering a tree change? 


Our 'New Resident Kit' has been prepared as a quick link guide to the services provided by Council and other local organisations which will help you settle in and enjoy our wonderful part of the world.


This page is regularly updated to reflect the needs of new residents, so please tell us if something should be added by: 


Filling in: our online enquiry form
Calling: Customer Service Team on 02 4868 0888
Emailing: mail@wsc.nsw.gov.au


Check out our other websites for further resources that you will find useful. 




COMMUNITY


DIRECTORIES

We have a vibrant community which offers many services and recreational opportunities. The following local directories host a wealth of information:



For more information visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/community.


ASSOCIATIONS

Most villages in the Shire have an association which represents the local community. Association members know lots of information relevant to your new home and attending their meetings can be a great way to make friends in a new place.


Many of these groups have facebook pages, websites and noticeboards or publish newsletters.


LOCAL EVENTS

Our Tourism arm Destination Southern Highlands has a wealth of information about local events, businesses and news on their website at Destination Southern Highlands.



LOCAL NEWS


Council issues a quarterly newsletter, media releases and advertising to keep the community informed. 


We also issue emailed newsletters which you can subscribe to. 


View past issues of our Council newsletters here


If you're on the internet or have a smartphone check out our facebook, twitter and flickr pages.



LOCAL EVENTS AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES


Our tourism team manages an Events Calendar which provides a great starting point for people wanting to attend local events or get involved in community activities. 


Find out more at Destination Southern Highlands.


We also have a Fun Finder app which includes things to do for youth and families. 


Learn more at www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/fun-finder



CHILDCARE


Council coordinates:


  • Vacation Care
  • Family Day Care, and the 
  • Mittagong After School Care services. 


For more info visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/childrens-services


For information on local services view the following guide:


PDFHighlands Child, Youth and Families Service Directory



RECREATION & COMMUNITY FACILITIES


We manage the following for the enjoyment of our residents and visitors:



Pop into one of our libraries for books, audio, family history, storytimes and much more or meet the mobile library in a local village. 


More information and a wealth of online services can be found on the Library Website.



GARBAGE & RECYCLING


Council provides a domestic and commercial garbage service as well as a fortnightly greenwaste and recycling service for most parts of the Shire.


To find out more visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/waste-recycling.


Resource Recovery Centre


The Resource Recovery Centre is a multi-award winning, modern waste recycling, collection and transfer facility aiming to facilitate the reduction of the volume of local waste going into landfill.


The Resource Recovery Centre is also home to the Reviva Centre


The Reviva Centre sells all sorts of items that have been salvaged from the waste stream or discarded directly.


For further information visit:


www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/waste-recycling/resource-recovery-centre 

 


PETS


We love your furever friends but please make sure they are registered and tagged so we can easily contact you if they get lost. 


To learn more about how you can be a responsible animal owner visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/animals


Leash free parks are provided in three locations.



ENVIRONMENT


There is so much going on in the environment field across our Shire that it is hard to summarise! 


Koala tracking, creek rehabilitation, volunteer groups, training and more.

 

Just go to www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/environment to find out more. 



RURAL LANDHOLDERS


The Rural Partner Program is funded by the Environment Levy and is about providing support to rural landholders. 


Council is active in assisting rural landholders to achieve a satisfying rural lifestyle balanced with the sustainable and productive use of land.



EMERGENCY SERVICES


We've compiled some useful information about safety, including Bushfire Neighbourhood Safer Places and Emergency contact numbers at 

https://www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/community/safety

 

Make sure you, your family and property are also prepared for bushfires.



COUNCIL CONSULTATION


If you'd like to join in, share your thoughts and help shape key projects and services in the Wingecarribee Shire you should check out www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au


The hub is regularly updated with project information and offers ways to have your say on issues that affect you.


Register your details and you'll be the first to hear about the latest opportunities to take part in Council's decision-making processes.



REPORT INCIDENTS - SNAP SEND SOLVE


Depending on the nature of the incident or issue, Council may not be the appropriate service to contact. 

The Snap-Send-Solve app is possibly the easiest and most efficient way to notify local councils, utilities or other authorities of issues that need addressing in your community. 

Visit www.snapsendsolve.com to learn more or download an app for your mobile phone.

Download Snap Send Solve App

Last Updated: December 6th, 2019
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