Farmers, it’s time to spray your Silverleaf Nightshade

Hilltops Council Biosecurity Officers Tom Pickering and Ben Mott are urging farmers and landholders to be on the lookout for Silverleaf Nightshade. After the recent summer showers Silverleaf Nighshade will be on the move. Silverleaf nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium) is a weed that reduces production in crop and pasture enterprises throughout the Australian wheat-sheep zone. It is a long-lived perennial plant with very deep, resilient roots. It grows during spring and summer and uses valuable moisture and nutrients needed for following crops and pastures. Crop yields can be reduced by 50 to 70% by dense infestations. Spread is relatively slow but once established it is extremely difficult to eradicate. Established dense infestations are an ongoing annual burden on productivity and costs, and there are no suitable effective herbicide treatments that will kill dense infestations quickly.  

Hilltops Council | 31/01/2020

Hilltops Council appoint new General Manager

Following a very competitive recruitment process involving rigorous assessments and interviews, the eleven Councillors of Hilltops Council have expressed great satisfaction in their appointment of a new General Manager to lead the organisation.  

Hilltops Council | 30/01/2020

Kruger Health and Wellness Complex Harden

At its extraordinary meeting held on Wednesday 15 January 2020 Hilltops Council resolved to terminate the Medical Practitioner Services Agreement between Council and the current occupants of the Kruger Health and Wellness Complex with effect from February 13, 2020.  

Hilltops Council | 22/01/2020

Battery Road pavement rehabilitation and safety upgrade commences

As part of the $1,086,000 NSW Drought Stimulus Package, Hilltops Council are completing road pavement rehabilitation and safety upgrades to Battery Road located in the northern end of the Hilltops Local Government Area, in close proximity to the border of Cowra Shire.  

Hilltops Council | 22/01/2020

Councillor Column- Mayor Brian Ingram

Our thoughts and prayers are still very much with those who have been affected by the recent bushfires. As many of you know, I have initiated a bushfire relief fund to assist those who have been impacted and to support the recovery of the communities affected. The recovery process is going to be long and every dollar will count toward helping the communities affected get back on their feet. Donations are tax deductible and can be deposited to the following account or at any Hilltops Council Office or branch of the Commonwealth Bank. 100% of proceeds will go directly to those in need. Account name: MAYORAL BUSHFIRES RELIEF FUND BSB: 062-630 Account number: 10197243  

Hilltops Council | 21/01/2020

Level 4 water restrictions for Boorowa

Following prolonged dry times and in accordance with the Boorowa Drought Management Plan, Hilltops Council have implemented Level 4 water restrictions in Boorowa.  These restrictions are necessary to manage continuity of water supply in the current climate. Council Rangers will be enforcing these restrictions and have the authority to issue fines to anyone not complying.

Hilltops Council | 20/01/2020

Tourism Development Workshops

Local businesses are being invited to take part in two workshops presented by Hilltops Council and Destination Southern NSW. These workshops will suit tourism businesses such as tours, attractions, accommodation, and cellar door experiences that want practical information to improve their marketing and sales.

Hilltops Council | 14/01/2020

Mayoral Bushfire Appeal

Hilltops Mayor Brian Ingram has initiated a bushfire relief fund to assist those who have been impacted by the 2019/20 bushfire events and to support the recovery of the communities affected.  

Hilltops Council | 13/01/2020

Australia Day Ambassadors announced for Hilltops

Preparations for Australia Day celebrations in the Hilltops Region are underway, with three ambassadors set to visit the area to help residents and visitors mark the annual event.  

Hilltops Council | 23/12/2019

Boorowa Waste Transfer Station Open

Council have completed the construction of a new waste transfer station in Boorowa. This construction is a major step towards the closure of the existing landfill site. The current landfill has been identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) NSW as not complying with the legislative requirements for such a facility.  

Hilltops Council | 23/12/2019

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