Tagged: koala

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...

Road fencing sought to protect our koalas

November 8, 2017Posted in: Environment

Koala in tree

Wingecarribee Shire Council is urging the support of our State and Federal leaders to install wildlife fencing to reduce the amount of koalas struck by vehicles. Letters have been sent to State and Federal Members representing our Shire seeking support to fence two known koala hot-spots adjacent to the Hume Highway near Alpine. The call...

Council a finalist in 2017 Local Government NSW Awards

August 25, 2017Posted in: Environment

Koala in tree

Wingecarribee Shire Council has been recognised for environmental excellence in the 2017 Local Government NSW Excellence in the Environment Awards. Now in their twentieth year, the awards recognise outstanding achievements by local government in managing and protecting the environment. Wingecarribee Shire’s Southern Highlands Koala Conservation Project is one of six finalists in the category of...

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...