Category: Environment

Climate change action in Operational Plan

July 10, 2020Posted in: Environment, Other
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Drone image of Moss Vale Town

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s 2020/2021 Operational Plan and Budget will include eight delivery items relating to climate change action following its adoption by Councillors at this week’s Council Meeting. Included in these eight delivery items is the development of a Climate Change Emergency Response Plan which is in direct response to Council’s declaration of a Climate...

Don’t trust the dirt dealer

June 12, 2020Posted in: Environment
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is urging residents of the Shire 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 operators often targeted areas within easy access of major highways. “We’ve had a number of incidents reported recently including properties...

Join the Glossy Black-Cockatoo Count

May 27, 2020Posted in: Environment, Events
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3 Glossy Black Cockatoo's on tree branch

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging landholders to participate in the Glossy Black-Cockatoo Bird Count this weekend. “The glossy black-cockatoo is a beautiful and charismatic bird,” said Council’s Environmental Projects Officer, Patrick Tegart. “They’re classified as a vulnerable species and we’re interested to learn more about our local population and their distribution.” Landholders within the Great...

Backyard Burning Do’s and Don’ts

May 22, 2020Posted in: Community, Environment
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Farmer and pile burn in rural setting

Wingecarribee Shire Council in conjunction with NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) and Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) are reminding residents of the need for continued fire safety vigilance despite the close of the Bushfire Danger Period. Following a horror summer the Bush Fire Danger Period was lifted on 31 March and as of 1 April...