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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...

Berrima takes home Gold at Top Tourism Town Awards

October 29, 2021Posted in: Community

Historic Berrima has been awarded the number one Small Tourism Town in Australia at this week’s national Top Tourism Town event. Berrima took home the Gold Award for small towns with a population of less than 5,000 people with fellow NSW town Mudgee taking home the top spot for towns greater than 5,000. Berrima was...

Interim Administrator welcomes Hume Coal decision

September 3, 2021Posted in: Other

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Interim Administrator Viv May has welcomed the state’s Independent Planning Commission’s decision to block plans for a new coal mine in Berrima. “This is fabulous news for the Shire and of great relief to many residents,” he said. Mr May said the decision came after more than a decade of community action....

Increased COVID testing for sewage treatment plants

July 30, 2021Posted in: Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Council is working with NSW Health to increase COVID testing schedules at Council’s Sewage Treatment Plants in a bid to keep the Shire COVID-safe. Council’s General Manager Lisa Miscamble said the increased surveillance was a precautionary measure. “With neighbouring local government areas in lockdown this is a proactive measure we’re taking to help...