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Wingecarribee Shire Council recognises the scientific and government position on climate change. Climate change may manifest as variable and intense weather patterns causing environmental, economic and social harm through drought, flood, bush fire, storm and sea level rises.

Word cloud of issues related to climate change


We are reducing our energy use and greenhouse gas emissions through projects such as switching to solar energy and upgrading to efficient LED lighting. We also track and report our greenhouse gas emissions. 


Council's highest sources of greenhouse gas emissions are electricity, fuel and street lighting. Further information can be found in the Greenhouse Gas Reports:


PDF iconGreenhouse Gas Report 2018-19

PDF iconGreenhouse Gas Report 2017-18

PDF iconGreenhouse Gas Report 2016-17 

PDF iconGreenhouse Gas Report 2015-16



Climate Change Adaptation Plan


In addition to reducing our energy use, we are implementing our Climate Change Adaptation Strategy across Council’s operations and services. Council completed a risk assessment in 2014 and developed a strategy to reduce the organisation’s exposure to risk from climate change impacts. The Plan was updated in 2019. 


PDF iconClimate Change Adaptation Plan



Climate Change Information


Read more about how climate change is affecting our region and neighbouring areas:


linkClimate projections for NSW (OEH NSW)
linkObserved NSW Climate Change: Adapt NSW 
linkCSIRO Climate Change 
linkClimate Change: Bureau of Meteorology 


Australia annual mean temperature anomaly from the Bureau of Meterology





















Source: Bureau of Meteorology 


The chart above shows anomalies from mean temperature ranges based on average temperatures over 30 years (between 1961 and 1990). 


  • Red shows the years with higher than average temperature 
  • Blue shows the years with lower than average temperature


Last Updated: November 28th, 2019
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