Climate Disasters and your Health

April 27, 2023Posted in: News

Lady talking to audience in microphone

Interested in climate change and its impacts on health and wellbeing? Come to a FREE workshop in Moss Vale on Thursday 4 May to learn about climate change’s health impacts and how to prepare for emergencies. Designed for the general community, local service providers and health professionals the forum, presented by South Western Sydney Local...

Tips to reduce wood smoke pollution

May 15, 2019Posted in: Environment

Wood fire smoke

With the chill of winter in the air, Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents to check their wood heaters before they light up. “Faulty and incorrectly used wood fire heaters are a major contributor to winter air pollution,” said Council’s Environment and Sustainability Manager, Mr Barry Arthur. “Apart from the obvious health and community benefits...

Council to support Mental Health Month

July 25, 2016Posted in: Community, Events

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Larry Whipper is calling on local service providers to join together in support of October’s Mental Health Month. “Mental Health Month is the perfect opportunity for all of us to gain more understanding of mental health issues that affect many in our community,” he said. “It acts as a yearly reminder...

Careful what you burn

June 25, 2015Posted in: Environment

Wood fire smoke

As the cooler weather sets in, Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents to check their timber before they light up their wood heaters. “Although all wood will burn, not all wood is safe to burn,” said Council’s Environment and Sustainability Manager, Barry Arthur. “It’s vitally important that people are aware of where their timber originated...

Scores on Doors across the Southern Highlands

May 29, 2015Posted in: Other

A state-wide food hygiene scoring program is to be implemented across the Shire after being endorsed by Councillors at Wednesday evening’s Ordinary Council Meeting. ‘Scores on Doors’ is an initiative of the NSW Food Authority and encourages restaurants, cafés, pubs and fast-food outlets to display the ‘score’ certificate they’ve received following an inspection by a...