Nesting season arrives for native birdlife

August 22, 2022Posted in: Community, Environment
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Close up magpie with head tilted, looking at camera

Springtime may herald new blooms and blossoms but for much of our native birdlife, it also signals the start of nesting season. During nesting season, which generally runs over six to eight weeks, parent birds will often exhibit protective behaviour to shield their nest and hatchlings. As their new season young hatch, magpies and plovers...

Windy weather caution for Highlands

August 2, 2022Posted in: Community, Environment
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Large tree down in nature reserve with council staff inspecting

With the blustery weather soon due, Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents and builders to secure any items that could be blown about in strong winds. “August and September are traditionally our windiest months with strong westerly winds common across the Shire,” said Council’s General Manager, Ms Lisa Miscamble. The General Manager said following wind...

Stay warm and breathe easy this winter

June 2, 2022Posted in: Environment
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As the cooler weather sets in, Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents to check their wood heaters before lighting up. Council’s Environment and Sustainability Manager, Mr Barry Arthur, said that faulty and incorrectly used wood heaters are major contributors to winter air pollution. “Efficient wood heaters can provide considerable cost savings and reduce the amount...

Council launches ‘Sustainable Us’ video series

May 9, 2022Posted in: Community, Environment
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Marquee at outdoor festival. Two women posing for photo with Council branding.

Wingecarribee Shire Council has launched a sustainable living program in a new initiative for the Southern Highlands. Council’s Manager Environment and Sustainability, Mr Barry Arthur, explained that the Sustainable Us program was developed in response to community feedback. “Last year we undertook extensive community research to help develop the new Environment and Climate Change Strategy,”...