Tagged: environment

Volunteers urged to pitch in for Clean Up Australia Day

February 14, 2018Posted in: Environment, Events

Locals will be once again lending a hand in tidying up the Highlands as part of this year’s national Clean Up Australia Day event to be held on Sunday 4 March. Echoing the sentiments of national Clean Up Australia Day campaign, founder and Chairman Ian Kiernan AO, Wingecarribee Shire Mayor, Councillor Ken Halstead encouraged locals...

Seeds we don’t want saved!

February 2, 2018Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council is once again calling on residents growing agapanthus plants to take to their gardens and remove the seed heads before they open and release their potentially invasive seeds. A native plant of southern Africa, agapanthus have rapidly become one of the Highlands’ most common garden plants, enjoyed by many residents for their...

Council and Endeavour Energy roll out street light upgrade

January 10, 2018Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council and Endeavour Energy have joined together on a program to replace the Shire’s outdated street lights with energy efficient light-emitting diode (LED) fittings. The replacement program is one of the first such joint-projects between Endeavour Energy and a Local Government Authority in NSW. Council’s Environment and Health Systems Coordinator, Therese Smart said...

Information wanted on dirt bags dumping rubbish

January 9, 2018Posted in: Environment

Rangers from the Wingecarribee Regional Illegal Dumping Squad (RID) are seeking information regarding the dumping of used carpet tiles on the Illawarra Highway. Dozens of boxes containing hundreds of industrial-grade carpet tiles were dumped sometime in December off the highway atop Macquarie Pass.  The used tiles were found beside the rail bridge overpass located mid-way...

Kitty and Koko find safe new home

December 14, 2017Posted in: Environment

Two young koalas have been released back into the wild at a Southern Highlands bushland Reserve. The two koalas, Kitty and Koko, were found on separate occasions at a notorious koala road kill hotspot on the busy Hume Highway at Alpine. Koko was rescued after being struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross the...