Tagged: environment

Council calls on residents to help make every bird count

October 15, 2018Posted in: Environment, Events

Galah, Georgina Steytler ©

Wingecarribee Shire Council is proud to support Birdlife Australia’s national Aussie Backyard Bird Count in a bid to count more than 2 million birds in seven days. The Aussie Backyard Bird Count will take place during National Bird Week from 22 to 28 October 2018. Council’s Bushcare and Citizen Science Environment Officer, Karen Guymer, explained how...

Council Bushcare team transform local waterway

September 18, 2018Posted in: Environment

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...

Construction company fined for pollution breach

September 7, 2018Posted in: Other

Zauner Constructions have been ordered to pay $10,000 by Moss Vale Local Court following prosecution by Wingecarribee Shire Council. Local Court Magistrate Cheetham heard how the builder had polluted local waters by pumping sediment laden wastewater into public stormwater drains. The incident was a result of construction activities being undertaken on a multi-unit residential development...

Council welcomes koala conversation funding

September 4, 2018Posted in: Environment

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...