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Council powers up latest solar system

November 9, 2021Posted in: Environment, Roads and Assets
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Aerial view of Civic Centre roof with solar panels

A new solar photovoltaic system installed atop Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Moss Vale Civic Centre is now operational. The 100-kilowatt system is expected to generate 142-megawatt hours of clean, renewable electricity per year. Council’s Director Communities and Place, Mr Geoff King, said that this latest install has both environmental and financial benefits. “The electricity generated will...

Post bushfire research grant secured for rare flora

October 20, 2021Posted in: Environment
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Wingecarribee Shire Council has successfully secured a grant from the State Government to help monitor the recovery of rare and threatened flora species across the Shire’s bushfire impacted areas. Council’s Director Communities and Place, Geoff King said the grant would assist Council and state government staff in protecting the Shire’s unique environment following the Black...

Julia Zemiro to host the Southern Highlands’ Koala Karaoke Party!

September 13, 2021Posted in: Environment, Events
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Koala in tree with event branding over top

Wingecarribee Shire Council has combed the Southern Highlands for crooning koalas to join them in a world-first Koala Karaoke Party. The party will include an online community event featuring a Q+A with team members from the Southern Highlands Koala Conservation Project, results from the 2020 Koala Karaoke Bioacoustic Monitoring Survey and an online karaoke sing-a-long....

Project Sustainable Us

August 27, 2021Posted in: Environment
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Do you know a local sustainability champion? Wingecarribee Shire Council is looking for unsung local champions who are helping to drive sustainable living across the Southern Highlands. Council’s Deputy General Manager Marissa Racomelara explained why Council was on the look-out for inspirational Highlanders. “We know that across our Shire many of our residents are taking...

Bushfire survey open to public

June 24, 2021Posted in: Community, Environment
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New growth on burnt tree

Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting Shire residents to take part in an online survey about Council’s response to the 2019/20 Black summer bushfires. The survey is one of the key components of an independent review Council’s Interim Administrator Viv May has requested be undertaken in response to the disaster. “I’ve previously stated that I would...