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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...

Council responds to EPA odour action

June 23, 2021Posted in: Environment
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Wingecarribee Shire Council has commended the NSW Environment Protection Agency (EPA) for intervening in an ongoing odour issue emanating from the Bowral Waste Centre. Council’s Interim Deputy General Manager Marissa Racomelara said Council has received numerous complaints about the smell from the facility. “We’ve heard the concerns of nearby residents and we’re well aware of...

Ten tips to reduce winter air pollution

June 3, 2021Posted in: Community, Environment
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Wood fire smoke

Wingecarribee Shire Council is asking residents to check their wood heaters to boost efficiency and help improve air quality this winter. “As temperatures drop and winter sets in, the incorrect use of wood fire heaters can seriously affect our air quality,” said Council’s Acting Deputy General Manager Ms Danielle Lidgard. “On colder days, wood smoke...