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Beware the black and white bombers!

September 20, 2016Posted in: Environment

Magpie, canstockphoto©

Surviving the magpie swooping season needn’t be a nightmare says Wingecarribee Shire Council Senior Ranger Troy McGlynn. “Swooping is a natural behavior for many of our native birds like plovers and magpies when springtime rolls around,” Mr McGlynn said.  “Like any protective parent the birds are just trying to shield their young from perceived threats...

Home owners reminded of tree removal responsibilities

August 5, 2016Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents of their responsibilities when it comes to undertaking tree works on their property. The call comes after a recent incident where a Bowral home-owner was fined $3000 for the removal of a Cedrus deodara without the necessary approvals. Commonly known as a Himalayan Cedar, the tree was removed without...

Council clarifies Street Tree Master Plan role

June 9, 2016Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council has clarified the role Council’s recently adopted Street Tree Master plays in the management of the region’s street trees. “The Southern Highlands is renowned for its beautiful tree-lined streetscapes and the adopted Street Tree Master Plan provides a comprehensive and strategic framework for the sustainable management of our region’s street trees,” said...

Draft Street Tree Master Plan on exhibition

December 1, 2015Posted in: Environment, Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking feedback from residents on its draft Street Tree Master Plan which is now on public exhibition following support from councilors. Council’s Coordinator of Open Spaces, Greg Bray explained the purpose of the draft Master Plan. “The Southern Highlands is renowned for its beautiful tree-lined streetscapes and this Master Plan seeks...

Have your say about the Shire’s street trees

July 30, 2015Posted in: Environment, Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting members of the community to attend a series of workshops designed to help develop the Shire’s Street Tree Master Plan. Council’s Coordinator of Open Spaces, Greg Bray explained the purpose of the workshops. “The aim of the Street Tree Master Plan is to ensure the leafy character of our Shire...

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