Tagged: environment

Swimming in sunshine at the Moss Vale Aquatic Centre

June 2, 2017Posted in: Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Council has this week commissioned its largest ever solar renewable energy project at the Moss Vale War Memorial Aquatic Centre. The commissioning follows a two week installation of a 344 solar panel roof-mounted system at the Aquatic Centre. The electricity generated by the 100 kilowatt solar system will be used to supplement the...

Students shine while speaking for the planet

May 30, 2017Posted in: Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council would like to congratulate all students involved in the inaugural Speaking 4 the Planet competition held in May. The public speaking and drama competition was held on Friday 19 May 2017 at Chevalier College. Run in conjunction with June’s World Environment Day, Speaking 4 the Planet provided an opportunity for students to...

Residents invited to have their say on backyard burning

April 10, 2017Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comments from residents on its revised draft Urban Backyard Burning of Vegetation Policy. Council’s Manager of Environment and Sustainability, Barry Arthur explained the reason for the revision. “The Southern Highlands is synonymous with clean, fresh air and this policy seeks to ensure that this basic amenity can be enjoyed for...

Southern Highlands home to over 3,000 koalas

March 6, 2017Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council has welcomed an announcement from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) estimating that over 3000 koalas reside in the Southern Highlands. Council’s Environmental Projects Officer Joe Stammers said the official population estimate is a result of work of the Southern Highlands Koala Conservation Project which is funded by Council’s Environment...

Job completed for Wingecarribee River Green Army

February 22, 2017Posted in: Environment

Following six months of intensive environmental work on the Wingecarribee River, the second round of Green Army participants are preparing to down tools as the rehabilitation project draws to a close. Attending the Burradoo graduation ceremony was Campbell Page’s National Green Army Program Manager, Kristie Kelly, members of the Bong Bong Common Management Committee and...