To preserve the shire’s koala population, Council has secured critical funding

February 2, 2023Posted in: Environment
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Koala in tree

We can’t underestimate the importance of protecting our koalas. The Southern Highlands is home to 10% of the total number of koalas remaining in the wild State-wide, and we’ve secured $1 million in State Government funding toward maintaining that precious, local population. Koala Officer Casey Taylor of Wingecarribee Shire Council said the funds are a...

Return and Earn celebrates five years of success

January 25, 2023Posted in: Community, Environment
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The Southern Highlands community is making positive changes to reduce litter with millions of containers being recycled through the NSW Government’s Return and Earn scheme. Council’s Manager Waste and Resource Recovery, Mr Clinton McAlister, explained that by recycling bottles, cans and cartons residents were saving money and helping the environment. “Since launched in 2017, more...

Household problem waste, made less problematic

January 19, 2023Posted in: Corporate Affairs, Environment, News
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Mobile recycling trailer parked in carpark

Your household problem waste will soon be less problematic, thanks to the roll-out of our new, purpose-designed, Community Recycling Collection trailer. A first for Wingecarribee Shire, this mobile service will collect from each of our villages, at least one day per week. “We surveyed residents widely about recycling, and one of the main barriers to...

Solar made simple

January 19, 2023Posted in: Corporate Affairs, Environment, News
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House roof with solar panels, blue sky

Thinking about solar for your home but don’t know where to start?  We’ve simplified the fact-finding for you with free access to the SunSPOT solar calculator, now at your fingertips.  With the cost of living rising, how much could your household save with solar?   What size solar system would suit your needs? And how can...

Council commits to historic renewable energy power plan

November 25, 2022Posted in: Environment
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All large Wingecarribee Shire Council facilities and assets will soon be powered by renewable electricity following the signing of a major long-term Power Purchase Agreement. The Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) will see Wingecarribee Shire Council join Albury City, Bega Valley Shire, Camden, Penrith City, Queanbeyan-Palerang and Wollongong City Councils in one of the State’s largest...