Monday 22nd May 2017
Council hosts Aboriginal Community Art project
Thursday 18th May 2017
Draft CCTV and surveillance camera policy on exhibition
Wednesday 24th May 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Council Meeting 24 May 2017
Sunday 28th May 10:00am - 2:00pm
50th Anniversary of 1967 Constitutional Referendum Community Art Project
Private Land Biodiversity Strategic Plan (PDF, 1Mb)
A three-tiered system of engagement with the community is the strategic approach for private land biodiversity conservation in Wingecarribee Shire for the next 5 years (2014-2019).
Habitat for Wildlife (HFW) was launched on World Environment Day, 5th June 2015, for urban and peri-urban landholders interested in making their backyard gardens more wildlife friendly. Land for Wildlife (LFW) is for those larger properties with at least 0.5 hectare of native bush land or other natural area (for example rainforest, grasslands or wetlands). The Vegetation Conservation Program (VCP) is more involved with financial and land management commitments for both the Council and private landholders, and requires landholders to register their property with Land for Wildlife. These three programs are funded by the Environment Levy.
These programs are as much about community engagement and capacity building as nature conservation, and once registered, landholders commence a journey of discovery on their own land in the context of the regional landscape.
The strategic plan guides investment, with a focus on endangered ecological communities (EECs), endangered populations and threatened species, with an emphasis on protecting larger remnants within priority corridors.