Archive: May 2014

Mayor Arkwright puts the call out to nominate

May 28, 2014Posted in: Community
 

The NSW/ACT Regional Achievement and Community Awards are now calling for nominations. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor, Councillor Juliet Arkwright said the awards provide an opportunity for community groups, businesses and individuals to receive recognition and acknowledgement for a job well done. “I encourage everybody to nominate someone they know who is achieving social, economic or environmental...

Less Screentime, More Greentime for World Environment Week!

May 28, 2014Posted in: Community, Environment, Events
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Moss Vale Community Garden

With World Environment Day just around the corner, Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging everyone – including the kids – to turn off their TVs, computers, and other electronic gadgets, and to go out and experience all the fantastic things our natural world has to offer. World Environment Day is a UN-recognised event held on June...

One death on the roads is too many

May 27, 2014Posted in: Community
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fatality free friday

Wingecarribee Shire’s motorists are being urged to reflect on their driving habits this Friday 30 May as part of the national road safety campaign Fatality Free Friday. The premise behind Fatality Free Friday is to ensure no lives are lost on Australian roads for just one day. According to the Australian Road Safety Foundation, just...

Team effort to survey koala populations

May 15, 2014Posted in: Environment
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Koala in tree

The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) has joined forces with Wingecarribee Shire Council to find out more about koalas in the Wingecarribee region. The koalas in Wingecarribee Shire will be the focus of a scoping study to determine the range and health of this charismatic species.  The project is part of the OEH Saving...

Tough Mudder comes to the Southern Highlands

May 14, 2014Posted in: Events, Tourism
 

Tough Mudder

The Southern Highlands is set to welcome some of the country’s toughest athletes as it gears up to host Tough Mudder Sydney-Southern Highlands over the weekend of the 15 and 16 November 2014. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor, Councillor Juliet Arkwright said the announcement by Tough Mudder Australasia to host their latest event in the Wingecarribee Shire...