Monday 25th September 2017
Responsible pet ownership starts at home
Friday 22nd September 2017
The 2016 Sydney Drinking Water Catchment Audit
Wednesday 27th September 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Council Meeting 27 September 2017
Thursday 5th October 9:00am - 2:00pm
2017 Community Services Expo
The Southern Highlands is a biodiversity hotspot, with 1558 native plant species and 374 native animal species identified within the Shire.
Of those species, 40 of the plant species and 42 of the fauna species have been classified as endangered or threatened.
The Wingecarribee Biodiversity Strategy modelled the potential habitat of threatened species.
The model showed that all the rare flora species in the Shire are associated with either Sandstone or swamp vegetation. With regards to fauna habitats, the model indicated that there is a potential for the occurrence of at least two threatened species to occur in every vegetation community. Dry Nattai Escarpment Forest was identified as having potential habitat for as many as 15 of the threatened fauna species found in the Shire.
Please use the links below for more information on wildife, bushland, vegetation, birds and weeds in the Southern Highlands.