Archive: Aug 2020

Nesting season arrives for native birdlife

August 27, 2020Posted in: Environment
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Magpie, canstockphoto©

Springtime may herald new blooms and blossoms but for much of our native birdlife it also signals the start of nesting season. During nesting season, parent birds will often exhibit protective behaviour to shield their nest and hatchlings. Both magpies and plovers can become more aggressive than usual as their new season young hatch. Surviving...

Windy weather warning for Highlands

August 21, 2020Posted in: Community
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With the blustery weather upon us, Wingecarribee Sire Council is reminding residents and builders to secure any items that could be blown about in strong winds. “August and September are traditionally our windiest months with strong westerly winds common across the Shire,” said Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair. “We’ve already seen a number of strong...

Draft Walking Tracks Strategy on exhibition

August 19, 2020Posted in: Environment, Roads and Assets
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from the community after Councillors unanimously endorsed the public exhibition of the Draft Walking Tracks Strategy. The draft document has been produced to provide a framework for the management, enhancement and ongoing maintenance of Council-owned or managed recreational walking tracks. Council’s Asset Coordinator Parks and Buildings Rachel Forte said...

Playground repairs delayed due to border closure

August 11, 2020Posted in: Roads and Assets
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Repairs to the playground at the David Woods Playing Fields in Bowral have been temporary delayed following the State’s border closure with Victoria. Specialist contractors from Victoria were scheduled to replace the soft-fall base covering in August but have been confined to Victoria following the state’s recently enforced COVID-19 border restrictions. Council has been in...

Supporting bushfire-affected communities

August 11, 2020Posted in: Community
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New growth on burnt tree

Wingecarribee Shire Council in partnership with the NSW Government is launching a Social Recovery Small Grants Program to support communities recovering from the 2019/20 bushfires. Grants of up to $5,000 are available for recovery-focused health and wellbeing projects in the Wingecarribee Shire. Council’s Coordinator Community Development, Cath Brennan, said the program would support collaborative approaches...