Wednesday 12th August 3:30pm - 7:30pm
Council Meeting - 12 August 2020
Thursday 13th August 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Bushfire Recovery - Environment
Council is nearing the end of this strategic plan, and many outcomes have been achieved to date. A revised and updated plan was adopted by Council on 27 September 2017. The three-tiered system of engagement with the community will continue in Wingecarribee Shire and these popular programs are funded by the Environment Levy.
Habitat for Wildlife was launched on World Environment Day, 5th June 2015, for urban and peri-urban residents interested in making their backyard gardens wildlife friendly.
Land for Wildlife is for landholders keen to conserve wildlife on larger properties with at least 0.5 hectare of native bush land or other natural area (for example rainforest, grasslands or wetlands).
The Environment Levy funded Vegetation Conservation Program grants were finalised in June 2019 and replaced by other Private Land Conservation external funded grants that are accessible to Southern Highlands landholders.
By getting involved, landholders commence a journey of discovery on their land in the context of the regional landscape.
The strategic plan guides investment, with a focus on conserving high value environmental lands such as threatened ecological communities (TECs) and threatened species, with an emphasis on protecting larger remnants within high priority corridors such as the Great Western Wildlife Corridor and the Illawarra Escarpment.