Monday 20th March 2017
Mayor opens refurbished Exeter Hall
Thursday 16th March 2017
Colo Street Bridge in Mittagong opens to traffic
Thursday 6th April 9:00am - 1:00pm
Aged Care Forum
Saturday 8th April 9:00am - 3:00pm
Child Restraint Checking Day
What is Land for Wildlife?
Land For Wildlife is a free, voluntary program which aims to encourage and assist private landholders to provide habitats for wildlife on their property, even though the property may be managed primarily for other purposes.
The minimum size of the habitat to be protected is 0.5 hectare (just over 1 acre).
Get to know what is living on your land through interactive wildlife surveying and vertebrate pest animal control workshops. Following an overview of biodiversity conservation and threatened species, you will be shown how to use a motion detector camera to survey your wildlife. You will then borrow the camera for two weeks and the images collected will be collated for you and a species list prepared. The second half-day workshop will provide you with knowledge and skills to use pesticides for active feral animal control.
Join us for a look at a beautiful, biodiverse, large and connected Land for Wildlife property on the first day of Spring in the Bullio area. This day will be a celebration of a family-owned and managed property that is primarily used for conservation and lifestyle purposes.
The day will kick off with a welcome and short talks about the history of the property, geology, flora, fauna, and threatened species, followed by a leisurely 45 minute walk through the bush. A reasonable level of fitness will be required if you would like to participate in the bush walk.
The local fire brigade will be supplying a free BBQ lunch.
Wingecarribee’s plants and animals cannot be conserved adequately by the public reserve system alone. This is why Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging landholders within the shire to take steps towards conserving the natural features on their properties.
There are currently two programs to assist landholders in conserving native vegetation for wildlife habitat. Land for Wildlife is the entry-level program that leads to greater levels of investment through the Vegetation Conservation Program. Both programs are funded by the Environment Levy (internal link) and are free to join.
How Do I Join Land For Wildlife?
Interested landholders should print and complete an Expression of Interest form (below) and email to email@example.com or post to:
Bushland Projects Officer
Wingecarribee Shire Council
PO Box 141
Moss Vale 2577
Land for Wildlife - Expression of Interest form (PDF, 200kB)
Land for Wildlife - Landholders Agreement (PDF, 200kB)
For further information and assistance, contact:
Bushland Projects Officer
Telephone: (02) 4868-0828
Wingecarribee Web and Wildlife Wingecarribee (local eNewsletters)
Bush Matters newsletter (external link)
Wingecarribee Private Land Conservation Strategic Plan (2014-19) (internal link)
Land for Wildlife Program (CEN) (external link)
Local Land Services (external link)