Future roadmap for our Shire drives innovation in Waste Management.

May 31, 2023Posted in: Delivering

Lady and a young boy at the Resource Recovery Centre

Residents of Wingecarribee Shire can anticipate new benefits to their waste services; including expanded recycling opportunities and programs, enhanced efficiency of waste and kerbside collection contracts, a Reviva Centre review, and commencement of planning for a Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) program, are among priority actions for Waste Services outlined in Council’s draft 2023/24...

Take the Turtle Tour

May 26, 2023Posted in: Environment

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

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...

Before you reach for that firewood…

May 5, 2023Posted in: Environment

Close up of Australian bush land

Did you know that fallen trees and branches are the natural shelter many of our native animals rely on for survival? For this reason it’s prohibited to collect firewood from our National Parks, roadsides and bushland reserves. So where can you find fuel for your fire sustainably? Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Environment and Sustainability Manager, Barry...

Climate Disasters and your Health

April 27, 2023Posted in: News

Lady talking to audience in microphone

Interested in climate change and its impacts on health and wellbeing? Come to a FREE workshop in Moss Vale on Thursday 4 May to learn about climate change’s health impacts and how to prepare for emergencies. Designed for the general community, local service providers and health professionals the forum, presented by South Western Sydney Local...