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Council powers up latest solar system

November 9, 2021Posted in: Environment, Roads and Assets

Aerial view of Civic Centre roof with solar panels

A new solar photovoltaic system installed atop Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Moss Vale Civic Centre is now operational. The 100-kilowatt system is expected to generate 142-megawatt hours of clean, renewable electricity per year. Council’s Director Communities and Place, Mr Geoff King, said that this latest install has both environmental and financial benefits. “The electricity generated will...

Help shape a community-driven Environment and Climate Change Strategy

January 7, 2021Posted in: Environment

Southern Highlands view from the air

Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting residents to take part in an online survey to help prepare a draft Environment and Climate Change Strategy. Council’s Coordinator Sustainability Services, Cecilia Kemp, said the survey was the first step in the preparation of the strategy. “We want to work with our community, key stakeholders, environment groups, local businesses,...

Put secondhand first at this year’s Garage Sale Trail

November 17, 2020Posted in: Community, Events

vinyl records on table with Garage Sale Trail sign

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging residents to put second hand first by shopping the Garage Sale Trail this weekend. Now in its tenth year, Garage Sale Trail is the nation’s biggest weekend of garage sales and one of Australia’s largest community events with over 400,000 people expected to participate across 16,000 garage sales nationally. New...

Climate change action in Operational Plan

July 10, 2020Posted in: Environment, Other

Drone image of Moss Vale Town

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s 2020/2021 Operational Plan and Budget will include eight delivery items relating to climate change action following its adoption by Councillors at this week’s Council Meeting. Included in these eight delivery items is the development of a Climate Change Emergency Response Plan which is in direct response to Council’s declaration of a Climate...

Working towards a Plastic Free Wingecarribee

June 30, 2020Posted in: Community, Environment, Events

Midsection of person holding bottle

Wingecarribee Shire Council is once again participating in Plastic Free July and is encouraging the local community to take part in the Plastic Free July Challenge. Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and...