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Hampers sharing a taste of the Highlands

September 16, 2021Posted in: Other, Tourism
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Hampers being packed into boot by man in hi vis vest

Council’s Destination Southern Highlands team have been working with local businesses to prepare hampers for our neighbours in nearby Campbelltown. The Campbelltown local government area is classified as a local government area (LGA) of concern and its residents are under stricter stay at home orders. Wingecarribee Shire Council’s General Manager, Lisa Miscamble, said the benefits...

Tulip Time 2021 goes virtual!

August 26, 2021Posted in: Tourism
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The Southern Highlands annual Tulip Time festival in Corbett Gardens is to be transformed into an online virtual tour following uncertainty around public health orders relating to physical distancing and public gatherings. Council’s General Manager Lisa Miscamble explained the decision. “After much deliberation Council has decided to re-focus this year’s celebrations,” she said. “We considered...

Sharing the Love with the Southern Highlands

February 12, 2020Posted in: Tourism
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Steve Rosa and Leo Sayer outdoors with campaign material

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Destination Southern Highlands team is set to launch a new tourism and economic recovery campaign aimed at enticing visitors back to the Highlands. Council’s Group Manager of Tourism and Economic Development, Steve Rosa said the campaign would show that the Shire was back open for business. “We’ve called the campaign Share the...

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...