Category: Tourism

Council adopts Rural Tourism Policy

November 15, 2019Posted in: Other, Tourism
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Wingecarribee Shire Councillors have voted to adopt the Shire’s first Rural Tourism Policy. Council’s Group Manager Planning, Development and Regulatory Services, Nick Wilton, explained how the policy would benefit the Shire. “Tourism-related activities provide almost 2,300 full-time jobs across our Shire and many more part-time roles,” he said. “It is without doubt one of our...

Council appoints Economic Development and Tourism Coordinators

July 2, 2019Posted in: Development, Tourism
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Wingecarribee Shire Council has today appointed Jan Campbell as Coordinator of Economic Development and Izabella Lane as Coordinator of Tourism. The announcement was made by Wingecarribee Shire General Manager, Ann Prendergast. “Jan and Izabella’s appointments are the next step in our Shire capitalising on the enormous business opportunities we believe the Southern Highlands has to...

Council sets a new direction for Economic Development in the Shire

March 6, 2019Posted in: Other, Tourism
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Wingecarribee Shire Council has today announced that the corporate portfolio of Economic Development will be merged with the existing Tourism portfolio. Making the announcement was Council’s Deputy General Manager Corporate, Strategy and Development Services, Mark Pepping. “Combining the two functions at our Southern Highlands Welcome Centre makes perfect sense,” said Mr Pepping. “Our Welcome Centre...

Lightning strikes twice for award winning Mittagong Caravan Park

November 20, 2018Posted in: Events, Tourism
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Mittagong Caravan Park has been awarded Best Inland Caravan Park for a second successive year by the Caravan & Camping Industry Association of NSW (CCIA). The Council leased caravan park took home the top honours at the CCIA annual Awards of Excellence gala evening held at Sydney’s Luna Park in October. Lessee’s Brett and Sue...

Council calls for 2018 Tulip Time charity partner

October 3, 2017Posted in: Events, Tourism
 

Multi-coloured close up of Tulips

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from charities wishing to become the official charity partner for next year’s Tulip Time celebrations. Council’s Manager Tourism and Events, Steve Rosa is encouraging all eligible charities to lodge an application. “Tulip Time is our largest annual event, bringing tens of thousands of domestic and international visitors...