Category: Events

Council hosts Aboriginal Community Art project

May 22, 2017Posted in: Community, Events
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Wingecarribee Reconciliation Group Inc.Wingecarribee Reconciliation Group Inc.

In 1967 Australians voted overwhelmingly to amend the constitution to include Aboriginal people in the Census. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this historic occasion, Wingecarribee Shire Council and the Wingecarribee Reconciliation Group Inc. will be hosting a Community Art Project. Council’s Aboriginal Community Development Officer Melissa Wiya spoke about the ramifications of the Referendum...

Council supports national campaign to reduce road toll

May 18, 2017Posted in: Events, Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Council is throwing their support behind a national road safety campaign urging road users to reflect on their driving habits. Fatality Free Friday is an initiative of the Australian Road Safety Foundation and will be held nation-wide on Friday 26 May 2017. Council’s Road Safety Officer Melanie Lausz explained the concept of the campaign. “The...

Local high schools speaking for the planet

May 15, 2017Posted in: Environment, Events

Speaking for the Planet 2016

Wingecarribee Shire Council is proud to support Speaking 4 the Planet – a public speaking and drama competition for secondary school students. Run in conjunction with June’s World Environment Day, Speaking 4 the Planet provides an opportunity for students to engage in and speak about environmental issues. Council’s Environmental Projects Officer, Joe Stammers explains that...

Council to host wildlife nest box workshop

May 10, 2017Posted in: Environment, Events

Squirrel Glider by Lachlan Hall

Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to host a workshop for residents looking to encourage native wildlife into their garden. Karen Guymer, Council’s Bushland Projects Officer, explained that tree hollows are essential habitats for wildlife. “A wide variety of species rely on tree hollows for survival,” she said. “Birds, possums and micro-bats are just some of...

Expressions of Interest called for 2017 Art Studio Trail

May 9, 2017Posted in: Events
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Hillside Pottery

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling for Expressions of Interest from studios and artists to participate in the 2017 Southern Highlands Art Studio Trail. The Art Studio Trail is the feature event of the Southern Highlands Arts Festival which runs throughout the month of November. “The Art Studio Trail gives the public a rare opportunity to...