What’s coming up in council

Wingecarribee Shire Council will host its ordinary meeting on Wednesday, July 11.

Councillors will discuss development applications, the heritage status of a site and the Southern Regional Livestock Exchange.

Development applications

Councillors will discuss several development applications before council.

The purpose is to update councillors on the applications received in the period from May 28 to June 24.

Heritage status of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart

Councillors will discuss the interim heritage order that was placed over the former Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (OLSH) College site earlier this year.

The meeting will provide councillors with the opportunity to make a decision about the heritage listing of the site, located at 2-18 Centennial Road in Bowral.

Councillors are required to record their votes on the matter during the meeting.

There are several recommendations for this discussion.

According to the council agenda, one recommendation is that council recognises the heritage significance of the site to the people of the Southern Highlands as a former Catholic convent and centre for boarding and education, and supports the retention of buildings as a part of the development application.

According to the agenda, another recommendation is that council allows an interim heritage order to lapse and not proceed with the heritage listing of the site at this time.

Findings in Southern Regional Livestock Exchange report

Councillors will discuss a report on the service delivery review of the Southern Regional Livestock Exchange (SRLX).

In its Fit for the Future Improvement Proposal, Wingecarribee Shire Council committed to “undertake a comprehensive service review program to ensure that Council is delivering services in the most efficient and effective manner”. 

At the May 10 meeting in 2017, council endorsed the SRLX as a pilot for the Service Delivery Review Program. 

The SRLX Service Delivery Review commenced in September 2017 and focused on review and analysis of financials, service delivery models, governance processes, technology, levels of service and stakeholder engagement. 

The review was conducted by GHD Pty Ltd on behalf of council.