Watch out for dodgy tree contractors

December 13, 2018Posted in: Environment

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Wingecarribee Shire Council is warning residents to be on the lookout for con men claiming to be contractors offering to undertake tree removal works on behalf of Council. The call for vigilance follows reports of residents being approached by door-to-door ‘tree contractors’ claiming to have approval from Council to carry out cash-in-hand jobs. The most...

Council wages war on Elm Leaf Beetle

December 4, 2018Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council is embarking on a unique pest management program in an effort to reduce the spread of the invasive Elm Leaf Beetle. Tree and Vegetation Officers from Council have begun a program of injecting elm trees found to contain the destructive insect with a pesticide in a bid to control the introduced beetle....

Changes to tree and vegetation removal requirements

July 26, 2018Posted in: Environment


Wingecarribee Shire Council is advising residents of changes to the way in which tree and vegetation permits are now processed. As of 1 July 2018, all tree and vegetation clearing applications will now be assessed and referred to the relevant agency based on the zoning of the property from where the tree is to be...

Draft Urban Tree Policy on exhibition

March 7, 2018Posted in: Other


Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from residents after councillors unanimously endorsed a draft Urban Tree Policy for public exhibition at Wednesday evening’s Ordinary Council Meeting. The draft policy provides strategic direction and management of Council controlled trees and will be on public exhibition until 30 March 2018. During this period residents are invited to...

Mayor to light community Christmas tree in Corbett Plaza

November 23, 2017Posted in: Community

Community Christmas Tree in Bowral's Corbett Plaza

To herald the start of the festive season Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to light the Shire’s largest Christmas tree on Saturday 25 November in Bowral’s Corbett Plaza. “With just over a month to go until Christmas Day we thought we’d get into the spirit of the festive season by erecting a giant Christmas tree...

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