Category: Environment

Council Bushcare team transform local waterway

September 18, 2018Posted in: Environment
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Following twelve months of Council-led rehabilitation works, native bushland is again flourishing on the banks of three of the Shire’s most important waterways. Stage one of a three-year project targeting degraded bushland along the Gibbergunyah, Ironmines and Chinamans Creeks recently concluded with Council’s Bushcare team declaring the first year’s efforts a success. “After twelve months...

Council welcomes koala conversation funding

September 4, 2018Posted in: Environment
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Wingecarribee Shire Council has welcomed the announcement from the Member for Goulburn pledging $450,000 to address koala conservation in the Southern Highlands. “We’re absolutely thrilled with this announcement and what it means for our Shire’s koala habitats,” said Council’s Environmental Projects Officer Joe Stammers. Recent research undertaken by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage...

Draft Neighbourhood Noise Policy on exhibition

August 31, 2018Posted in: Community, Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from residents after councillors endorsed the public exhibition of a draft Neighbourhood Noise Policy at last Wednesday’s Ordinary Council Meeting. Council’s Manager Environment and Sustainability, Barry Arthur, explained the purpose of the draft policy. “This draft policy aims to provide information for the community about how Council manages noise...

Magpie season swoops in

August 27, 2018Posted in: Environment

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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...