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Bushfire survey open to public

June 24, 2021Posted in: Community, Environment
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New growth on burnt tree

Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting Shire residents to take part in an online survey about Council’s response to the 2019/20 Black summer bushfires. The survey is one of the key components of an independent review Council’s Interim Administrator Viv May has requested be undertaken in response to the disaster. “I’ve previously stated that I would...

Council responds to EPA odour action

June 23, 2021Posted in: Environment
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Wingecarribee Shire Council has commended the NSW Environment Protection Agency (EPA) for intervening in an ongoing odour issue emanating from the Bowral Waste Centre. Council’s Interim Deputy General Manager Marissa Racomelara said Council has received numerous complaints about the smell from the facility. “We’ve heard the concerns of nearby residents and we’re well aware of...

Ten tips to reduce winter air pollution

June 3, 2021Posted in: Community, Environment
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Wood fire smoke

Wingecarribee Shire Council is asking residents to check their wood heaters to boost efficiency and help improve air quality this winter. “As temperatures drop and winter sets in, the incorrect use of wood fire heaters can seriously affect our air quality,” said Council’s Acting Deputy General Manager Ms Danielle Lidgard. “On colder days, wood smoke...

Backyard Burning Do’s and Don’ts

April 1, 2021Posted in: Environment

Farmer and pile burn in rural setting

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents of the need for continued fire safety vigilance despite the close of the Bushfire Danger Period. Council’s Manager Environment and Sustainability Mr Barry Arthur explained that as of 1 April 2021 backyard burning is allowed for some residents, providing certain conditions are met. “Backyard burning is the burning of...

Rethink waste and celebrate Earth Hour

March 24, 2021Posted in: Community, Environment, Events
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Outdoor sculptures at dusk

Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to celebrate Earth Hour with a special community event at the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens this Saturday 27 March 2021. Council’s Coordinator Sustainability Services, Cecilia Kemp, said the evening is designed to change the way people see and talk about waste and recycling. “Artists have long been using recycled objects...