Tagged: environment

Company fined for illegal tree removal in Braemar

January 31, 2019Posted in: Environment

SMT Business Ventures Pty Ltd has been ordered to pay $25,000 by Goulburn Local Court following successful prosecution by Wingecarribee Shire Council. Local Court Magistrate Douglass ordered the firm to pay a $15,000 penalty and $10,000 in legal costs towards Council after the company’s Director pleaded guilty to the illegal removal of 45 trees at...

Council’s Backyard Burning Map App praised at Environment Awards

December 21, 2018Posted in: Environment

Southern Highlands

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s recently introduced Backyard Burning Map App has taken home a major award at this this month’s NSW Local Government (LGNSW) Excellence in the Environment Awards. Launched in February 2018 the Backyard Burning Map App was designed in-house by Council staff in a bid to make the backyard burning rules easier to understand....

Draft Rural Tourism Policy on exhibition

December 17, 2018Posted in: Development

Robertson revegetation tour

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from interested parties after councillors endorsed the public exhibition of a draft Rural Tourism Policy at the last Ordinary Council Meeting of November. The draft policy clarifies what tourism activities are currently permissible in the Shire’s rural areas as well as proposing a mechanism for determining where and when...

Council wages war on Elm Leaf Beetle

December 4, 2018Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council is embarking on a unique pest management program in an effort to reduce the spread of the invasive Elm Leaf Beetle. Tree and Vegetation Officers from Council have begun a program of injecting elm trees found to contain the destructive insect with a pesticide in a bid to control the introduced beetle....

Council shines at National Climate Awards

November 21, 2018Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Lighting the Way – Southern Highlands Street Lighting Upgrade project was recently recognised as a finalist at the inaugural Cities Power Partnership Summit. Held in Kiama in October, the summit brought over 150 local government representatives from around the country together to hear of the actions councils across the country are taking...