Solar world records on the line for Earth Hour

March 26, 2019Posted in: Environment, Events
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is gearing up to tackle two unique records as it prepares to celebrate Earth Hour on Saturday 30 March in conjunction with the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens. Michael Rhydderch from Council’s Environment and Sustainability team explained how locals could join in the fun. “Every year millions of people across the globe come...

Councillors support Save Our Recycling Campaign

March 18, 2019Posted in: Community
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Wingecarribee Shire Councillors have thrown their support behind a state-wide campaign to invest more money into waste management and recycling. Coordinated via Local Government NSW, the Save Our Recycling campaign seeks to instigate a statewide approach to recycling and ensure the waste levy collected from councils by the State Government is fully reinvested back into...

Council warns of bridge load breaches

March 12, 2019Posted in: Roads and Assets
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on heavy vehicle road users to observe local bridge load limitations following a spate of recent breaches. Council’s Manager of Assets, Stace Lewer said the most recent example reported involved trucks exceeding local bridge weight limits by almost tenfold. “We’ve collected evidence in the past weeks showing 40 tonne trucks...

Southern Highlands Bikes4Life volunteers needed

March 8, 2019Posted in: Community
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Australian not-for-profit organisation Bikes 4 Life is calling on volunteers from across the Shire to help the local branch restore pushbikes for needy communities. The Southern Highlands branch of Bikes 4 Life operate from Council’s Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) where they are led by the Shire’s 2019 Australia Day Citizen of the Year, Hans Radowitz....