Council encourages the community to ensure that the distinct and natural environment of the shire is protected and enhanced.
Asbestos products are likely to be found in any Australian home built or renovated before 1987 including brick, weatherboard, fibro and clad homes (cladding may cover original fibro).
Backyard burning contributes to air pollution and can cause respiratory problems. Smoke may also impact neighbours, particularly in urban areas.
To improve community understanding of how the Urban Backyard Burning Policy applies to individual properties, an online interactive map tool has been developed by Council.
Individual properties that are 4000 square metres and above are eligible to burn, provided the property is not zoned medium density (R3)
Wingecarribee Shire Council contains a wide variety of industry ranging from mechanical workshops/smash repairs and warehousing to agricultural based industries such as nurseries and wineries.
In November 2012 Wingecarribee Shire Council declared itself a Coal Seam Gas (CSG) and Longwall Mining Free Shire, installing signage at entry points to the region.
Changes in land uses from rural, open space or bushland settings to other forms have the potential to; Cause dramatic disturbances to the soil, destroy vegetation, alter natural drainage pathways, affect the environmental and amenity values adversely, not only at the site, but areas downstream.
If you have seen a reddish-brown sediment, stain or substance in your local waterway or stormwater drains, don’t be alarmed. The chances are that this is being caused by iron bacteria, which is a naturally occurring micro-organism.
We live with noise everyday but sometime certain noises intrude into our activities and become a nuisance. Council deals with a number of noise complaints each year mainly regarding loud music, barking dogs and equipment such as pool pumps and air conditioners.
To help you stay extra warm and breathe easy during the cooler weather, it is important to use your wood heater as efficiently as possible and source dry seasoned hardwood, storing it well over the winter months.