Category: Environment

Council’s Backyard Burning Map App praised at Environment Awards

December 21, 2018Posted in: Environment
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Southern Highlands

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s recently introduced Backyard Burning Map App has taken home a major award at this this month’s NSW Local Government (LGNSW) Excellence in the Environment Awards. Launched in February 2018 the Backyard Burning Map App was designed in-house by Council staff in a bid to make the backyard burning rules easier to understand....

Watch out for dodgy tree contractors

December 13, 2018Posted in: Environment
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WSC Youth Photo Competition

Wingecarribee Shire Council is warning residents to be on the lookout for con men claiming to be contractors offering to undertake tree removal works on behalf of Council. The call for vigilance follows reports of residents being approached by door-to-door ‘tree contractors’ claiming to have approval from Council to carry out cash-in-hand jobs. The most...

Bikes bound for Myanmar depart Council’s RRC

December 11, 2018Posted in: Community, Environment, Other
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Volunteers Hans Radowitz and Bob Clark with Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair and representatives from Bikes 4 Life

Disadvantaged school children in Myanmar are set to benefit from the generosity of Southern Highlands residents with the imminent arrival of a shipping container of refurbished bicycles. Closing the door on the shipping container packed with hundreds of bikes was Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Duncan Gair and volunteers from Bikes 4 Life. “This container is...

Council wages war on Elm Leaf Beetle

December 4, 2018Posted in: Environment
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is embarking on a unique pest management program in an effort to reduce the spread of the invasive Elm Leaf Beetle. Tree and Vegetation Officers from Council have begun a program of injecting elm trees found to contain the destructive insect with a pesticide in a bid to control the introduced beetle....

Council shines at National Climate Awards

November 21, 2018Posted in: Environment
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Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Lighting the Way – Southern Highlands Street Lighting Upgrade project was recently recognised as a finalist at the inaugural Cities Power Partnership Summit. Held in Kiama in October, the summit brought over 150 local government representatives from around the country together to hear of the actions councils across the country are taking...