Category: Environment

Council’s sustainability efforts pay-off

September 6, 2019Posted in: Environment
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Solar panels on roof

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Duncan Gair has commended a Council-led program for reducing Council’s energy consumption and costs for the 2018/19 financial year. Established in 2012, the Revolving Energy Fund (REFund) generates ongoing funding for projects that reduce energy consumption. “Last financial year seven energy projects contributed to just over $56,000 in financial savings,” the...

Bush Fire Danger Period starts early

September 6, 2019Posted in: Community, Environment
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Firetrucks lined up on smokey street

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair is urging residents to remain vigilant to the threat of fire as the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) brings forward this year’s Bush Fire Danger Period. “No one needs reminding of how dry the current conditions are,” the Mayor said.  “And with no significant rainfall recorded through winter our...

Magpie season swoops in

September 4, 2019Posted in: Community, Environment
 

Magpie, canstockphoto©

Springtime may herald new blooms and blossoms but for much of our native birdlife, it also signals the start of nesting season. Magpies in particular can become more aggressive than usual as their new season young hatch. However, surviving the magpie swooping season needn’t be a nightmare says Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Coordinator Natural Resource Projects...

Organisation fined for illegal tree destruction in Yerrinbool

August 23, 2019Posted in: Development, Environment, Other
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A Yerrinbool-based organisation has been ordered to pay $25,000 by Moss Vale Local Court following successful prosecution by Wingecarribee Shire Council. Local Court Magistrate Cheetham ordered the defendant pay a $25,000 fine after pleading guilty to destroying eleven healthy and mature Council street trees. The street trees were located on the Kiandra Street nature strip...

First rehabilitated koala released at Tugalong Station

August 5, 2019Posted in: Environment
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‘Tug’ the koala has this week become the first rehabilitated koala to be released onto ‘Tugalong Station’. The NSW State Government purchased the 3,680 hectare property in February this year to help safeguard the local koala population. Council’s Koala Conservation Officer and coordinator of the Southern Highlands Koala Conservation Project, Margot Law said Tug’s release...