Category: Environment

Water restrictions lifted

February 25, 2020Posted in: Environment
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dripping tap

Wingecarribee Shire Council will remove all existing local water restrictions from Sunday 1 March 2020. Council’s Deputy General Manager Operations, Finance and Risk Barry Paull said the lifting of the restrictions were a result of recent record rainfalls. “Following months of sustained dry weather across the Highlands and the state we received some welcome rain...

Council calls on volunteers to Step Up to Clean Up

February 19, 2020Posted in: Community, Environment, Events

Clean Up Australia Day 2020 banner image

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging residents and community groups to step up and help keep the Southern Highlands beautiful at a Clean Up Australia Day event on Sunday 1 March 2020. 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of Clean Up Australia, the nation’s largest community-based environmental event. Council’s Sustainability Environmental Project Officer, Marnee Harlor, said it’s...

Council declares climate emergency

February 13, 2020Posted in: Environment

Robertson revegetation tour

Wingecarribee Shire Councillors have voted to declare a Climate Emergency following Wednesday evening’s meeting of Council. A majority of Councillors supported the Notice of Motion put forward by Councillors Whipper and Markwart. The declaration recognises the latest climate change science from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the Australian Climate Council. Council also acknowledges...

Expressions of Interest called for sculpture competition

February 3, 2020Posted in: Community, Environment, Events
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Vessels of Change, © Heidi McGeoch

Wingecarribee Shire Council and the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens are calling for expressions of interest from artists wishing to participate in this year’s Earth Hour celebrations. This year’s celebrations will include an inaugural Sculpture in the Gardens exhibition. Council’s Coordinator Environment and Health Systems Cecilia Kemp said the competition was designed to change the way...

Council kicks off annual Summer Clean Up

January 15, 2020Posted in: Environment, Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Resource Recovery Centre will commence its annual Shire-wide Summer Clean Up in Balaclava, Mittagong, Renwick and Welby starting Monday 3 February 2020. The Clean Up is available to all current domestic Council waste service users and is operated on a pre-book and pre-paid basis. Old furniture, metals and white goods with doors...