Category: Environment

Asbestos detected at Highlands Golf Club

November 9, 2018Posted in: Environment
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Wingecarribee Shire Council has confirmed an unexpected find of non-friable bonded asbestos at the Highlands Golf Club located on the Old Hume Highway in Mittagong. The fragments of asbestos were found away from the public course in the internal access driveway adjacent to the utility area. The immediate area is currently being secured to ensure...

Council calls on residents to help make every bird count

October 15, 2018Posted in: Environment, Events

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Wingecarribee Shire Council is proud to support Birdlife Australia’s national Aussie Backyard Bird Count in a bid to count more than 2 million birds in seven days. The Aussie Backyard Bird Count will take place during National Bird Week from 22 to 28 October 2018. Council’s Bushcare and Citizen Science Environment Officer, Karen Guymer, explained how...

Council Bushcare team transform local waterway

September 18, 2018Posted in: Environment
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Following twelve months of Council-led rehabilitation works, native bushland is again flourishing on the banks of three of the Shire’s most important waterways. Stage one of a three-year project targeting degraded bushland along the Gibbergunyah, Ironmines and Chinamans Creeks recently concluded with Council’s Bushcare team declaring the first year’s efforts a success. “After twelve months...

Council welcomes koala conversation funding

September 4, 2018Posted in: Environment
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Wingecarribee Shire Council has welcomed the announcement from the Member for Goulburn pledging $450,000 to address koala conservation in the Southern Highlands. “We’re absolutely thrilled with this announcement and what it means for our Shire’s koala habitats,” said Council’s Environmental Projects Officer Joe Stammers. Recent research undertaken by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage...