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2022 Australia Day celebrations go virtual

January 13, 2022Posted in: Community, Events

Australia Day in Berrima

Wingecarribee Shire’s official Australia Day celebrations are set to proceed on 26 January in a virtual ceremony. Due to the continued uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, Berrima’s traditional Australia Day street parade and markets will however not be held in 2022. “In consultation with event organisers we have made the difficult decision to scale back this year’s...

Council opens applications for Australia Day Grand Parade

December 21, 2021Posted in: Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting applications from community groups wishing to take part in next year’s Australia Day Grand Parade in Berrima. Council’s General Manager Lisa Miscamble said the Grand Parade was one of the highlights of the Shire’s official Australia Day celebrations. “Residents have told us that they’re keen on seeing the Grand Parade...

Australia Day nominations now open

October 20, 2021Posted in: Events

Nominations for Wingecarribee Shire’s 2022 Australia Day Awards are now open. Residents are invited to nominate their fellow citizens for both the Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year awards. Wingecarribee Shire’s Interim Administrator Viv May said the awards were an opportunity to recognise the efforts of residents who contribute to making the Southern Highlands...

Wingecarribee Shire’s top citizens announced

January 27, 2021Posted in: Community, Events

Long serving Highlands volunteer Catherine Constable (OAM) has been named Wingecarribee Shire’s 2021 Australia Day Citizen of the Year. Mrs Constable has been a long-time advocate and supporter for senior citizens across the Shire and has served more than 17 years on the Board of the Wingecarribee Adult Day Care Centres Inc (WADCC). During her...

‘Scaled-back’ Australia Day celebrations to proceed

December 22, 2020Posted in: Community, Events

Wingecarribee Shire’s official Australia Day celebrations are set to proceed in January in a scaled-back ceremony. Due to the continued uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and the future of public gatherings, the annual Berrima community festivities have however been cancelled for 2021. “In consultation with the event organisers we’ve made the difficult decision to reduce the size...