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Environmental Information

Environment Information


Our local environment is unique, with rich biodiversity, complex ecosystems, intricate waterways, a wide variety of landforms, soils and generous living conditions.


The Southern Highlands is also home to over 370 native mammal, reptile and bird species, making it one of the most diverse regions in Australia.


With over 7,200km of waterways, the Shire is also an important water catchment region for both our environment and drinking water supplies. With a landscape that includes rainforests, escarpment forests, woodlands, unique villages and farm land, our environment is highly valued by our Community.


This section contains further information about:


Flora & Fauna


linkThreatened & endangered flora & fauna (internal link)

linkKoalas (internal link)

linkBushland Reserves (internal link)

linkEnvironmental Weeds (internal link)

linkNoxious Weeds (internal link)

linkTree hollows (internal link)

linkPlant guide to the Southern Highlands (internal link)

linkBird watching in the Southern Highlands (internal link)

linkHedges (internal link)

linkMagpies (internal link)

linkCommon (Indian) Myna Birds (internal link)

linkEuropean Wasps (internal link)

LinkInsect pests (internal link)

Pollution Information


linkEPA Licenses (internal link)

linkErosion & Sediment Control (internal link)

linkNoise (internal link)

linkWhats that in the water (internal link)

linkAsbestos (internal link)

linkReducing Wood Smoke in Winter (internal link)

linkBackyard Burning (internal link)



Waterwatch Program

Last Updated: June 15th, 2018
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