Council calls for information on Mount Gibraltar Vandals

July 3, 2019Posted in: Community

View of Mount Gibraltar Heritage Reserve’s Jellore lookout in March 2012

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling for information from residents who may have witnessed any persons damaging structures in Mount Gibraltar Reserve. Council’s Asset Planner for Parks and Buildings, Michelle Green, said the most recent incident occurred over the weekend of the 23 and 24 June. “Volunteers from the Mount Gibraltar Landcare Bushcare Group arrived after...

Kitty and Koko find safe new home

December 14, 2017Posted in: Environment

Two young koalas have been released back into the wild at a Southern Highlands bushland Reserve. The two koalas, Kitty and Koko, were found on separate occasions at a notorious koala road kill hotspot on the busy Hume Highway at Alpine. Koko was rescued after being struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross the...

Highland boulder on the move

November 2, 2017Posted in: Environment

An ancient Southern Highlands stone is set to find a new home in the nation’s capital thanks to Council and the efforts of a band of dedicated local volunteers. The stone in question is a giant Bowral Trachyte boulder (Mount Gibraltar Microsyenite) and will be transported to the National Rock Garden in Canberra. The donation...

Telecommunications Site Manager appointed for the Gib

March 16, 2017Posted in: Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Council has appointed siteXcell as the Telecommunications Site Manager for the Mt Gibraltar telecommunications tower. Situated atop of Mt Gibraltar, the Council owned tower is one of the most important and far-reaching pieces of public communications infrastructure in south-west NSW. The tower is used by numerous national telecommunications companies, major television networks, local...

Working together for bushfire management

February 3, 2017Posted in: Environment

Mt Gibraltar

Wingecarribee Shire Council is urging residents to update their Bush Fire Survival Plan following concerns raised about the threat of bush fire. The call comes as the Shire continues to experience an unusually hot and dry summer. “Council is aware of recent discussions centred around Mount Gibraltar in Bowral,” said Council’s Natural Resource Projects Coordinator,...