Category: Events

Temporary suspension of library events

March 17, 2020Posted in: Community, Events
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As a precaution to slow the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus, Wingecarribee Shire Council is to immediately cancel all public events, programs and activities within its Bowral and Mittagong public libraries. This decision is in-line with recommendations as issued by the State Library of NSW. Council recognises this is a rapidly evolving situation and...

Council calls on volunteers to Step Up to Clean Up

February 19, 2020Posted in: Community, Environment, Events

Clean Up Australia Day 2020 banner image

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging residents and community groups to step up and help keep the Southern Highlands beautiful at a Clean Up Australia Day event on Sunday 1 March 2020. 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of Clean Up Australia, the nation’s largest community-based environmental event. Council’s Sustainability Environmental Project Officer, Marnee Harlor, said it’s...

Council to host Bush Fire Community Recovery Meetings

February 13, 2020Posted in: Community, Events
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Wingecarribee Shire Council will host two Bush Fire Community Recovery Meetings on Thursday 20 February and Monday 24 February for residents of the Shire’s northern and southern bush fire affected villages. The meetings will feature an update from the Regional Recovery Coordinator, Dick Adams, and speakers from key government agencies including Service NSW and Disaster...

Expressions of Interest called for sculpture competition

February 3, 2020Posted in: Community, Environment, Events
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Vessels of Change, © Heidi McGeoch

Wingecarribee Shire Council and the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens are calling for expressions of interest from artists wishing to participate in this year’s Earth Hour celebrations. This year’s celebrations will include an inaugural Sculpture in the Gardens exhibition. Council’s Coordinator Environment and Health Systems Cecilia Kemp said the competition was designed to change the way...

Councillors vote to allocate federal funds at Extraordinary Meeting

January 31, 2020Posted in: Events
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Wingecarribee Shire Councillors have voted to allocate one million dollars in bush fire relief funds across the Shire’s northern and southern fire affected villages following Wednesday evening’s Extraordinary Meeting of Council. The Extraordinary Meeting was called to decide where the Federal Government’s $1 million in bush fire relief funds should be distributed and follows specially...