Category: Environment

When Magpies attack!

September 1, 2017Posted in: Environment

Springtime may herald new blooms and blossoms but for much of our native birdlife it also signals the start of nesting season. Magpies in particular can become more aggressive than usual as their new season young hatch. However surviving the magpie swooping season needn’t be a nightmare says Wingecarribee Shire Council Environmental Projects Officer Joe...

Council a finalist in 2017 Local Government NSW Awards

August 25, 2017Posted in: Environment

Koala in tree

Wingecarribee Shire Council has been recognised for environmental excellence in the 2017 Local Government NSW Excellence in the Environment Awards. Now in their twentieth year, the awards recognise outstanding achievements by local government in managing and protecting the environment. Wingecarribee Shire’s Southern Highlands Koala Conservation Project is one of six finalists in the category of...

Changes to Backyard Burning Policy adopted

July 31, 2017Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s updated Urban Backyard Burning of Vegetation Policy was last week formally adopted following unanimous support by Councillors. Adopted at Wednesday 26 July’s Ordinary Meeting of Council, the policy sets out changes to Council’s previous position on backyard burning. Council’s Manager of Environment and Sustainability, Barry Arthur said the most significant changes involved...

Backyard Safari photo exhibition winners announced

July 25, 2017Posted in: Environment, Events
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Budding wildlife photographers from across the Southern Highlands have been recognised by Council at a special presentation celebrating World Environment Week. Announcing the winners of the Backyard Safari Photo Exhibition was Wingecarribee Shire Council General Manager Ann Prendergast. “I’d like to thank all the photographers for taking the time to contribute to this photographic exhibition...