Tagged: Sustainability

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...

Put second hand first at this year’s Garage Sale Trail

October 15, 2019Posted in: Community, Events

Four kids holding up items at garage sale

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging residents to put second hand first by shopping the Garage Sale Trail this weekend. Now in its ninth year, Garage Sale Trail is the nation’s biggest weekend of garage sales and one of Australia’s biggest community events. Council’s Waste Education and Policy Officer, Libby Guest, said Council is pleased to...

Council’s sustainability efforts pay-off

September 6, 2019Posted in: Environment

Solar panels on roof

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Duncan Gair has commended a Council-led program for reducing Council’s energy consumption and costs for the 2018/19 financial year. Established in 2012, the Revolving Energy Fund (REFund) generates ongoing funding for projects that reduce energy consumption. “Last financial year seven energy projects contributed to just over $56,000 in financial savings,” the...

Local Housing Strategy to set direction for future residential developments

September 2, 2019Posted in: Development

Wingecarribee Shire Councillors have agreed that no further Planning Proposals involving residential development will be supported until the completion of the Wingecarribee Local Housing Strategy. Council’s Deputy General Manager of Corporate Strategy and Development Services Mark Pepping said the unanimous decision would enable Council to create a strategic framework for future housing needs. “This decision...

Council reminds residents that logs have life inside

July 16, 2019Posted in: Environment

Mount Alexandra Reserve

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents that it is prohibited to collect firewood from roadsides and bushland reserves. Council’s Environment Officer, Martin Filipczyk, explained that recent damage to property and vegetation in Mount Alexandra Reserve has prompted the reminder. “Often people fail to appreciate that through the removal of dead and fallen trees for firewood,...