Category: Events

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...

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...

Australia Day nominations now open

September 24, 2020Posted in: Community, Events
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Australia Day in Berrima

Nominations for Wingecarribee Shire’s 2021 Australia Day Awards are now open. Residents are invited to nominate their fellow citizens for both the Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year awards. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair said the awards were an opportunity to recognise the efforts of those residents who contribute to making the Southern Highlands...

Council encourages residents to Get Ready for summer

September 17, 2020Posted in: Community, Events
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RFS Get Ready Weekend banner

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging families across the Shire to use the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) Get Ready Weekend to prepare for the upcoming bushfire season and start a broader conversation about the need to prepare for emergencies. Mayor Gair said it was important the Shire avoided a repeat of the ‘Black summer’ bushfires....

Council celebrates Biodiversity Month

September 2, 2020Posted in: Environment, Events
 

Koala in tree

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging residents to get involved in a new nature play initiative this September. Developed in partnership with the NSW Government’s Saving our Species program Walk See Play is a self-directed initiative developed to celebrate Biodiversity Month and Threatened Species Day. Biodiversity Month is celebrated throughout September and is dedicated to promoting...