Tagged: Rangers

Dog attacks spark reminder to owners

October 16, 2018Posted in: Community

Photo: Jackson Jost

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents that all dogs are required to be on a lead in public places, unless in a designated leash-free park. Council’s Acting Team Leader Ranger Services, Brooke Dawson, said in the last three months Council has received 31 reports of dog attacks. “It’s important to remember that not everyone is...

Local charities plea for donations that count, not cost

September 11, 2018Posted in: Community, Other

Charity Dumping, Mittagong

Wingecarribee Shire Council is working with local charities to tackle illegal dumping at stores and donation bins across the Shire. Council’s Regional Illegal Dumping Project Officer, Sara Rich, explained that dumping large and unusable items on kerbsides and around charity bins cost our charities thousands of dollars each year. “Local charities offer an important service...

Information wanted on dirt bags dumping rubbish

January 9, 2018Posted in: Environment

Rangers from the Wingecarribee Regional Illegal Dumping Squad (RID) are seeking information regarding the dumping of used carpet tiles on the Illawarra Highway. Dozens of boxes containing hundreds of industrial-grade carpet tiles were dumped sometime in December off the highway atop Macquarie Pass.  The used tiles were found beside the rail bridge overpass located mid-way...

Responsible pet ownership starts at home

September 25, 2017Posted in: Community

Photo: Jackson Jost

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding pet owners of their responsibilities following a recent dog attack in Moss Vale. “All dog attacks should be reported to Council,” said Council’s Business Support Officer Ranger Services Alicia Kaylock. “Of course, if a person has been injured and requires immediate help always dial ‘000’ first”. If you are involved...

Council calls for effective control of dogs

March 10, 2017Posted in: Community

Photo: Jackson Jost

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents to keep dogs under effective control following a record number of roaming dogs being impounded over the summer months. One hundred and twenty dogs were impounded from December 2016 through to February. “That’s a 15 per cent increase from the same time the previous year,” said Council’s Senior Ranger...