Tagged: environment

Tips to reduce wood smoke pollution

May 15, 2019Posted in: Environment

Wood fire smoke

With the chill of winter in the air, Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents to check their wood heaters before they light up. “Faulty and incorrectly used wood fire heaters are a major contributor to winter air pollution,” said Council’s Environment and Sustainability Manager, Mr Barry Arthur. “Apart from the obvious health and community benefits...

Join the big Glossy Weekender!

May 9, 2019Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting bird enthusiasts from across the Shire to join them this weekend and hear of the plight of the Glossy Black-Cockatoo. “The Glossy Black-Cockatoo really is a beautiful and charismatic bird,” said Council’s Environmental Projects Officer, Joe Stammers. “However they’re classified as a vulnerable species and if we don’t help to...

Koala project keen to work with landholders

April 8, 2019Posted in: Environment

The Southern Highlands Koala Conservation Project is excited to work together with private landholders from across the Wingecarribee Shire to help look after local koala habitat. The Koala project team have invited one thousand key landholders from across the Highlands which are predicted to have koala habitat to attend KOALARAMA – a series of free information...

Solar world records on the line for Earth Hour

March 26, 2019Posted in: Environment, Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council is gearing up to tackle two unique records as it prepares to celebrate Earth Hour on Saturday 30 March in conjunction with the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens. Michael Rhydderch from Council’s Environment and Sustainability team explained how locals could join in the fun. “Every year millions of people across the globe come...

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...