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Braidwood’s river drying up, water restrictions tighten

BRAIDWOOD MAY NEED to rely on water from Canberra being trucked in as the historic town’s own water source, the Shoalhaven River, continues to dry up. A report to QPRC’s final meeting for 2019 (18 December) says discussions are underway between the council and Icon Water (Canberra’s water supply agency) to

Cowra Council responds to public upset on kangaroo plan


ALERTED BY ANIMAL Liberation NSW, members of the public have contacted Cowra councillors protesting council’s decision to proceed with a plan to cull 30 of an estimated 300 kangaroos in the Cowra Peace Precinct area. As severe drought and fires hit eastern Australia, wildlife has been forced closer to settlements seeking

Footnote to QPRC stance on planning for weather


“Water pipes burned and water quality assessed...” AS THE DISTRICT Bulletin published a review of QPRC’s (lack of) transparent forward planning with climate change risks in mind, a major fire broke out in the Tallaganda National Park, burning 31 thousand hectares by 6 December and ongoing as this was posted. While

Wildlife Rescue Tallaganda


THIS WALLABY WAS rescued by Native Animal Rescue Group (NARG 02 4846 1900) on the Braidwood side of the bushfire and transported by Wildcare (02 6299 1966). The North Black Range bushfire has burn more than 27,000 hectares and it has taken a significant toll on the wildlife living within the

Smart flood warning system saves lives


THE CITY OF  Logan first installed the prototype for its smart flood warning system when Cyclone Debbie ripped through south east Queensland in 2017, prompted to action by the deaths of motorists who had been swept away in the devastating 2013 and 2015 floods. Since the system was installed, no

Water restrictions for Bungendore and Braidwood

QPRC hand watering restrictions

Dry expected to continue for summer QUEANBEYAN-PALERANG REGIONAL Council will introduce water restrictions in Braidwood and Bungendore from Friday 22 November 2019. Braidwood will be placed on Stage 2 water restrictions, which encourages residents to reduce their water consumption by 25%. Bungendore will start on Stage 1 water restrictions which call for

Australian dingoes: cull, contain or conserve


IN SEPTEMBER of this year I attended an exciting day-long forum held by the Royal Zoological Society of NSW in the Taronga Institute of Learning building in Sydney (approximately 20 years since the first one on this topic). The day was structured around a sequence of broad topics: from the features

Heat on councils as bushfire season looms


The frighteningly early start to the bushfire season has highlighted the crucial role councils play in keeping their communities safe, informed and reassured. DESPITE SUMMER STILL being months away, councils around Queensland and NSW have already been put to the test with more than 1,200 bushfires breaking out across both states