Category: Community

Entries now open for ‘Photo Voice’ bush fire exhibition

October 16, 2020Posted in: Community
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New growth on burnt tree

Wingecarribee Shire Council and the Southern Highlands Foundation (FireAid) are inviting photographers from across the Shire to join them as they prepare a special photo exhibition documenting last season’s ‘Black Summer’ bushfires. Council’s Group Manager of Corporate and Community, Danielle Lidgard said the Southern Highlands had endured unimaginable anguish following the Green Wattle Creek and...

Arts and culture survey now open

October 13, 2020Posted in: Community
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking community response to a survey commissioned as part of a research project into the arts and culture sector in the Southern Highlands. The Wingecarribee Arts and Culture Stakeholder Group in association with The SHAC (Southern Highlands Artisans Collective) has commissioned research into the value of arts, culture and heritage across...

Arts Trail maps now available

October 13, 2020Posted in: Community, Events
 

Three ladies smiling, standing in front of colourful abstract artwork

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging residents to pick up their free map and start planning for this year’s Southern Highlands Arts Trail. Council’s Cultural Development Officer Erin Adams said this year’s Art Trail presents a unique set of challenges but the personal safety of artists, residents and visitors remains a top priority. “We’ve developed a...

Council receives green light to progress Moss Vale Bypass

October 12, 2020Posted in: Community
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Drone image of Moss Vale Town

Wingecarribee Shire Council will begin preliminary investigations including designs for the Moss Vale Bypass project following the release of $2.4 million from the State Government to design and scope the project over the next two years. A $20 million election commitment from the State Government was announced by Transport and Infrastructure Minister, Andrew Constance, with...

Funding available for recovery and resilience projects

October 2, 2020Posted in: Community, Events, Other
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Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund banner

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on organisations and groups working on medium or long-term projects to support community recovery and help build resilience to apply for the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund (BCRRF). Funding is available to promote community well-being, connectedness, social recovery and future disaster resilience in Local Government Areas that were disaster-declared...