Tagged: environment

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...

Backyard Safari photo exhibition winners announced

July 25, 2017Posted in: Environment, Events

Budding wildlife photographers from across the Southern Highlands have been recognised by Council at a special presentation celebrating World Environment Week. Announcing the winners of the Backyard Safari Photo Exhibition was Wingecarribee Shire Council General Manager Ann Prendergast. “I’d like to thank all the photographers for taking the time to contribute to this photographic exhibition...

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...