Tagged: Sustainability

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...

Stay warm and breathe easy this winter

May 29, 2020Posted in: Events

Wood fire smoke

As the cooler weather sets in, Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents to check their wood heaters before lighting up. Council’s Environment and Sustainability Manager, Barry Arthur, said that faulty and incorrectly used wood heaters are major contributors to winter air pollution. “Efficient wood heaters can provide considerable cost savings and reduce the amount of...

Expressions of Interest called for sculpture competition

February 3, 2020Posted in: Community, Environment, Events

Vessels of Change, © Heidi McGeoch

Wingecarribee Shire Council and the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens are calling for expressions of interest from artists wishing to participate in this year’s Earth Hour celebrations. This year’s celebrations will include an inaugural Sculpture in the Gardens exhibition. Council’s Coordinator Environment and Health Systems Cecilia Kemp said the competition was designed to change the way...

Council calls on residents to help make every drop count

October 16, 2019Posted in: Community, Roads and Assets

Young boy playing with hose outdoors

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents of its ongoing Water Wise Initiatives designed to ensure our Shire’s water supply remains safe, clean and secure over the warmer months. NSW is currently experiencing one of the most severe droughts on record with the continuing dry spell having a significant impact on dam storage levels across the...