Combined effort reaps environmental benefit

December 12, 2011Posted in: Environment
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Collaboration between business, the community and Wingecarribee Shire Council is reaping benefits for the local environment, while giving young international visitors an introduction to the Southern Highlands. This week a team of young international volunteers, including students from Korea, America and Germany, have been busy mulching and planting around the entrance to Lammys Well track,...

Council launches Work Zone Safety Brochure in time for summer road trip

December 12, 2011Posted in: Roads and Assets

Information assisting drivers and pedestrians to travel safely through Wingecarribee Shire road side work zones is now easier to access with the distribution of Council’s new “Work Zone Safety Brochure”. The brochure outlines tips for motorists and pedestrians to make informed decisions about driving safely through roadside work zones. In conjunction with the new brochure,...

Girl power re-vegetates riverbank

December 9, 2011Posted in: Environment
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‘Girl Power’ was very much in evidence last week down on the riverbank at Berrima as students from Frensham showed they could do a power of good for the environment. In their first two days the Frensham students and their teachers planted 1,500 native plants, re-vegetating one-third of a hectare of riverbank. The mix of...

Council reminds dog owners of their responsibilities

December 8, 2011Posted in: Other

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding dog owners of their responsibilities after a spate of recent dog incidents across the Shire. “Over the last few months we’ve recorded a rise in the number of calls to respond to loose dogs, aggressive and unregistered animals,” said Council’s Manager of Environmental Assessment, Les Pawlak. Some of the most...

Get in quick to complete Environment Levy survey

December 8, 2011Posted in: Community, Environment
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents that the chance to have their say on Council’s proposal to extend the Environment Levy is fast closing. The opportunity to complete a survey closes on Monday 12 December 2011. Whilst the survey closes this Monday, residents will still be able to comment on the Environment Levy via written...

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