Council calls on community to support koalas in care

February 27, 2020Posted in: Community, Environment
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Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Southern Highlands Koala Conservation Project is working with wildlife carers to identify fresh food for injured koalas. Council’s Environment Officer Margot Law said that koalas in care need fresh leaves daily to support their recovery. “It can take up to six fresh tips of eucalyptus branches to support one koala each day,...

Fire and flood force closure of Wombeyan Caves Road

February 26, 2020Posted in: Roads and Assets
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Wombeyan Caves Road, between Goodman’s Ford and Wombeyan Caves, will remain off limits as Council staff begin the task of assessing and repairing damage sustained to the road after bush fire attack and heavy rain. Located in the Shire’s west, Wombeyan Caves Road west of Greenhills Road has been closed for intermittent periods since the...

Mayoral Relief Fund update

February 26, 2020Posted in: Other
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Less than eight weeks since the outbreak of the first bush fire to hit the Southern Highlands and Wingecarribee Shire’s Mayoral Relief Fund has topped $100,000. A total of $94,250 has been distributed to 198 families and individuals across the Shire since the first fires tore through the villages of Balmoral and Buxton. Wingecarribee Shire...

Water restrictions lifted

February 25, 2020Posted in: Environment
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Wingecarribee Shire Council will remove all existing local water restrictions from Sunday 1 March 2020. Council’s Deputy General Manager Operations, Finance and Risk Barry Paull said the lifting of the restrictions were a result of recent record rainfalls. “Following months of sustained dry weather across the Highlands and the state we received some welcome rain...

Council calls on volunteers to Step Up to Clean Up

February 19, 2020Posted in: Community, Environment, Events

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Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging residents and community groups to step up and help keep the Southern Highlands beautiful at a Clean Up Australia Day event on Sunday 1 March 2020. 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of Clean Up Australia, the nation’s largest community-based environmental event. Council’s Sustainability Environmental Project Officer, Marnee Harlor, said it’s...