Take the Turtle Tour

May 26, 2023Posted in: Environment
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Turtle on the Ground

The Southern Highlands Community now has another opportunity to contribute towards the preservation of our valuable wildlife. New South Wales is home to 7 species of native freshwater turtle, two of which are found nowhere else, and by taking our local Turtle Tour you can get involved in their protection as a Citizen Scientist! May...

Innovative environmental roadmap for Highlands community unveiled

May 22, 2023Posted in: Environment
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Family by a pond playing with a dog

A greener, more sustainable Shire that residents can feel proud of, and future generations will enjoy, is an important focus of Wingecarribee Shire Council’s draft Operational Plan. Now on exhibition for community members to participate in, this roadmap for our Shire’s future details innovative environmental strategies, from revitalising koala habitats and mitigating bushfire risks, to...

Bikes bound for Namibia depart Moss Vale

May 17, 2023Posted in: Environment
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Two men repairing a bike

Namibia’s disadvantaged are set to benefit from the generosity of Southern Highlands residents with the imminent arrival of a shipping container filled to the brim with hundreds of second-hand bicycles. Closing the door on the container, is Wingecarribee Shire’s 2019 Citizen of the Year, Hans Radowitz, and fellow volunteer, Dave Johnson, with the help of...

Safely and simply do away with your unwanted household chemicals

May 17, 2023Posted in: Environment

People at the recycling centre waiting for their rubbish to be removed

Ready to clear out unwanted chemical waste from your home? Smoke detectors, pool chemicals, pesticides and poisons are just some of the problem waste items and household chemicals that you can safely and simply dispose of FREE of charge, at Wingecarribee’s Household Chemical CleanOut event on Sunday 21 May 2023, from 9am until 3:30pm. Colo...