Archive: May 2020

Stay warm and breathe easy this winter

May 29, 2020Posted in: Events
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Wood fire smoke

As the cooler weather sets in, Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents to check their wood heaters before lighting up. Council’s Environment and Sustainability Manager, Barry Arthur, said that faulty and incorrectly used wood heaters are major contributors to winter air pollution. “Efficient wood heaters can provide considerable cost savings and reduce the amount of...

Agribusiness and Equine Strategy to shine light on Shire

May 28, 2020Posted in: Development
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Robertson revegetation tour

Wingecarribee Shire Council in partnership with Destination Sydney Surrounds South is set to develop an Agribusiness and Equine Strategy to showcase the Shire’s potential to agritourism and equine operators. The plan for a Southern Highlands Agribusiness and Equine Strategic Plan was developed by one of the strategic working groups created as part of the Southern...

Bowral Library reopens to the public!

May 28, 2020Posted in: Roads and Assets
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to reopen Bowral Central Library on Monday 1 June 2020 as social restrictions ease across the State. Council’s Chief Information Officer John Crawford said the resumption of services at Bowral Library was the first in a series of gradual reopening of the Shire’s public managed facilities. “We’re absolutely thrilled to...

Join the Glossy Black-Cockatoo Count

May 27, 2020Posted in: Environment, Events
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3 Glossy Black Cockatoo's on tree branch

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging landholders to participate in the Glossy Black-Cockatoo Bird Count this weekend. “The glossy black-cockatoo is a beautiful and charismatic bird,” said Council’s Environmental Projects Officer, Patrick Tegart. “They’re classified as a vulnerable species and we’re interested to learn more about our local population and their distribution.” Landholders within the Great...

Protecting your pipes from the winter chill

May 26, 2020Posted in: Roads and Assets
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As we leave autumn behind Council is reminding residents to protect their water meters from the winter chill. Council’s Manager of Water Services Graeme Mellor said as the temperature drops below freezing the number of calls to fix burst water meters increases. “Every year we respond to numerous calls of frozen water meters,” he said. ...