Tagged: environment

Road fencing sought to protect our koalas

November 8, 2017Posted in: Environment

Koala in tree

Wingecarribee Shire Council is urging the support of our State and Federal leaders to install wildlife fencing to reduce the amount of koalas struck by vehicles. Letters have been sent to State and Federal Members representing our Shire seeking support to fence two known koala hot-spots adjacent to the Hume Highway near Alpine. The call...

Highland boulder on the move

November 2, 2017Posted in: Environment

An ancient Southern Highlands stone is set to find a new home in the nation’s capital thanks to Council and the efforts of a band of dedicated local volunteers. The stone in question is a giant Bowral Trachyte boulder (Mount Gibraltar Microsyenite) and will be transported to the National Rock Garden in Canberra. The donation...

Join-in and be inspired on National Tree Day

October 13, 2017Posted in: Environment, Events

Join-in and be inspired on National Tree Day

Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting residents to take part in a family friendly National Tree Day event on Saturday 21 October 2017. The site chosen for this year’s community planting is the Wingecarribee River adjacent to Bong Bong Shared Pathway in Burradoo. Council’s Natural Resource Officer Paul Marshall said this year’s theme ‘Be Inspired: it’s...

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...

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...