Tagged: Aboriginal

Council unveils more locality signs across Shire

July 4, 2019Posted in: Roads and Assets

Berrima, Sutton Forest, Welby and Colo Vale will soon have new locality signs erected welcoming residents and guests to their respective communities. The signs are the latest in a collection which Wingecarribee Shire Council began installing in 2016. However the new signs serve as more than decorative features at locality entry points. Deputy General Manager...

Council supports Aboriginal Elders road safety message

December 11, 2018Posted in: Community, Events, Roads and Assets

Representatives from Yamanda Aboriginal Association at the inaugural Elders Art of Road Safety workshop.

Wingecarribee Shire Council coordinates a number of road safety programs each year that are available to different road users throughout our community. Council in collaboration with the Roads and Maritime Services have tailored a workshop targeting Aboriginal Elders. The inaugural Elders Art of Road Safety workshop was held in October at the Aboriginal Cultural Centre...

Celebrating NAIDOC Week across the Shire

July 5, 2018Posted in: Community, Events

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Wingecarribee Shire Council and the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community are inviting residents to join them as they celebrate this year’s NAIDOC Week activities. Celebrations will start with the raising of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags at Council’s Moss Vale Civic Centre at 10am on Monday 9 July. Following the flag...

Wingecarribee Shire’s top citizens announced

January 29, 2018Posted in: Community, Events

Passionate Aboriginal Culture awareness educator Aunty Wendy Lotter has been named Wingecarribee Shire’s 2018 Australia Day Citizen of the Year. For over 25 years, Wendy has shared her Aboriginal culture and knowledge to help improve relations between non-indigenous and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Aunty Wendy is the Program Director of Platypus Dreamin’ Aboriginal Educational Programs...

Yarning Circle to tackle Ice use

October 3, 2017Posted in: Community, Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council in partnership with the Shire’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community will host a ‘Yarning Circle’ to discuss the growing use of the illicit drug Ice. Council’s Youth Liaison Officer Michelle Williams spoke about the concept. “A Yarning Circle is a forum for discussion where participants can openly talk, listen and share...