Tagged: Australia Day

Volunteers named Wingecarribee Shire’s top citizens

January 27, 2017Posted in: Events


Tireless Southern Highland volunteer Dr Allan Beavis (OAM) has been named Wingecarribee Shire’s 2017 Australia Day Citizen of the Year. The former Headmaster and now Musical Director of St Jude’s Anglican Church and the Bowral Autumn Musical Festival is also a Board Member of the Southern Highlands Symphony Orchestra. In 2013 Dr Beavis received an...

Deadline for Australia Day nominations extended

January 13, 2017Posted in: Community, Events


Residents are being encouraged to nominate now for the Wingecarribee Shire’s 2017 Australia Day Awards, with the deadline being extended until close of business on Friday 20 January. The Australia Day Awards are one of the most prestigious honours which can be bestowed upon a hardworking member of our local community. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor, Councillor...

Bob Turner to headline Shire’s Australia Day celebrations

December 21, 2016Posted in: Community, Events

Bob Turner

One of Australia’s most recognisable and respected sports personalities Mr Bob Turner is set to join Wingecarribee’s Australia Day celebrations this January as the Shire’s 2017 Australia Day Ambassador. Best known for his basketball coaching and administration, Mr Turner is renowned throughout sporting circles for his marketing and management ability. Originally from the United States,...

Australia Day nominations now being called

October 10, 2016Posted in: Events


Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on residents to nominate their fellow citizens for the upcoming 2017 Australia Day Awards. Nominations are sought in two categories and contributions can include individual acts of compassion, generosity or bravery. Categories for the 2017 Awards include: Citizen of the Year, and Young Citizen of the Year The Young Citizen...

Volunteers named Wingecarribee Shire’s top citizens

January 27, 2016Posted in: Community, Events


Tireless Southern Highland volunteer Kathy Roche has been named Wingecarribee Shire’s 2016 Australia Day Citizen of the Year. The former pharmacist with a passion for the environment has spent years volunteering and fundraising throughout the Shire. Pastoral Care, Youth off the Streets and Freedom from Hunger are just some of the volunteer organisations Kathy has...