Tagged: Sustainability

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,...

Join in on Clean Up Australia Day for your chance to win

February 5, 2019Posted in: Community, Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on residents to lend a hand on Clean Up Australia Day for their chance to win a home compost bin. Clean Up Australia’s Managing Director, Terri-Ann Johnson, explained the importance of continuing founder Ian Kiernan AO’s work. “Ian firmly believed that every single one of us can and should make...

Council shines at National Climate Awards

November 21, 2018Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Lighting the Way – Southern Highlands Street Lighting Upgrade project was recently recognised as a finalist at the inaugural Cities Power Partnership Summit. Held in Kiama in October, the summit brought over 150 local government representatives from around the country together to hear of the actions councils across the country are taking...