Tagged: environment

Council declares climate emergency

February 13, 2020Posted in: Environment

Robertson revegetation tour

Wingecarribee Shire Councillors have voted to declare a Climate Emergency following Wednesday evening’s meeting of Council. A majority of Councillors supported the Notice of Motion put forward by Councillors Whipper and Markwart. The declaration recognises the latest climate change science from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the Australian Climate Council. Council also acknowledges...

Information wanted on construction waste dumping

December 17, 2019Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council Rangers are seeking information regarding the illegal dumping of construction waste at the intersection of Kirkham and Mittagong Roads in Bowral. A total of three tonnes of waste was dumped sometime during the afternoon of Tuesday 10 December. Council’s Regional Illegal Dumping Project Officer Sara Rich believes the waste may have originated...

Water restrictions start across Shire

December 13, 2019Posted in: Other

dripping tap

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on residents to reduce water use with water restrictions in force across the Shire from Monday 16 December 2019. The restrictions have been introduced following months of sustained dry weather and apply to all households and commercial businesses across the Southern Highlands. Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Deputy General Manager Operations, Finance...

Council launches new citizen science program

November 4, 2019Posted in: Environment

Flying Duck Orchid in Bundanoon

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging residents to get involved in a new citizen science biodiversity monitoring program. The Southern Highlands Nature Map allows users to upload biodiversity sightings to a mobile app or website. Council’s Environment Officer Karen Guymer said that data collected will be used for different purposes. “As well as assisting in everyday...

NSW Government fund local councils under Regional Capacity Building Program

September 27, 2019Posted in: Environment

The Canberra Region Joint Organisation (CRJO) has been awarded funding of $840,000 from the EPA under the Council Regional Capacity Building Program. A portion of the funding of the Council Regional Capacity Building Program, will provide the CRJO with two dedicated positions. The two contaminated land specialists will be employed for a period of up...