Tagged: Australia Day

‘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...

Australia Day nominations now open

September 24, 2020Posted in: Community, Events

Australia Day in Berrima

Nominations for Wingecarribee Shire’s 2021 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 Mayor Duncan Gair said the awards were an opportunity to recognise the efforts of those residents who contribute to making the Southern Highlands...

Wingecarribee Shire’s top citizens announced

January 28, 2020Posted in: Events

Long-time Highland’s volunteer Sidney (Sid) Jeffrey has been named Wingecarribee Shire’s 2020 Australia Day Citizen of the Year. Since moving to the Shire more than 18 years ago Mr Jeffrey has devoted much of his time to helping others. Sidney is a long-serving member of the Hill Top Community Centre’s 355 Management Committee and Rural...

Wingecarribee Shire to welcome new citizens

January 21, 2020Posted in: Events

A record forty three residents from across the globe will make the pledge of Australian Citizenship as part of Wingecarribee Shire Council’s 2020 Australia Day celebrations this Sunday 26 January in Berrima. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair said the occasion was a chance to acknowledge the importance of citizenship. “Becoming an Australian citizen is a...

Changes to Wingecarribee Shire’s Australia Day program

January 10, 2020Posted in: Events

Wingecaribee Shire’s official Australia Day celebrations are set to proceed on 26 January, however the traditional Grand Parade which normally features at 12 noon will be removed from the program given the current bush fire crisis. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair said the decision to exclude the parade from the program was taken in the...