Archive: Sep 2020

Mobile Library van returns as ‘Click & Collect’ service

September 16, 2020Posted in: Community, Roads and Assets
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Library van parked on street

Getting your hands on a library book is about to become even easier for Highland residents with the launch of Council’s new ‘Click & Collect’ service. Starting Thursday 17 September Council will temporarily roll-out this new service which will follow the pre-existing Mobile Library route and schedule. Council’s Chief Information Officer John Crawford said the...

Invitations open to join bushland recovery programs

September 10, 2020Posted in: Environment
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Land for Wildlife sign and burnt landscape

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging residents and landholders to join a Council-led private land conservation initiative in the wake of the ‘Black Summer’ bushfires. Council’s Environment Officer Margot Law explained how Highlanders could help restore the Shire’s native habitat. “Last year over 64,000 hectares of our Shire’s bushland was burnt in the catastrophic bushfires,” she...

Draft changes to outdoor signage on exhibition

September 8, 2020Posted in: Development
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from the community after councillors recently resolved that draft changes to signage provisions within Council’s Development Control Plans be placed on public exhibition. Council’s Deputy General Manager, Corporate, Strategy and Development Services, Mark Pepping explained that the proposed amendments sought to clarify the use of public signage and introduce...

Don’t trust the dirt dealer

September 8, 2020Posted in: Community
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Pile of contaminated construction waste

Wingecarribee Shire Council is urging residents of the Highlands to be wary of operators offering ‘free fill’ following a spate of recent incidents. Council’s Deputy General Manager Corporate, Strategy and Development Services Mark Pepping said the operators were targeting villages within easy access of the Hume Highway. “The most recent cases involved the mass dumping...

Council celebrates Biodiversity Month

September 2, 2020Posted in: Environment, Events
 

Koala in tree

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging residents to get involved in a new nature play initiative this September. Developed in partnership with the NSW Government’s Saving our Species program Walk See Play is a self-directed initiative developed to celebrate Biodiversity Month and Threatened Species Day. Biodiversity Month is celebrated throughout September and is dedicated to promoting...

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