Tagged: Berrima

Wingecarribee Shire’s top citizens announced

January 29, 2019Posted in: Events

Tireless Highland Bikes 4 Life volunteer and cycle repairman Hans Radowitz has been named Wingecarribee Shire’s 2019 Australia Day Citizen of the Year. Since 2010 Hans and his team have collected and repaired over 2,700 bicycles for disadvantaged communities in developing countries. Hans initially began collecting and restoring bicycles through the Bundanoon Men’s Shed before...

Wingecarribee Shire to welcome new citizens

January 25, 2019Posted in: Events

Thirty one residents from across the globe will make the pledge of Australian Citizenship as part of Wingecarribee Shire Council’s 2019 Australia Day celebrations this Saturday 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 very special...

David Bitton to headline Australia Day celebrations

January 7, 2019Posted in: Events

David Bitton portrait

International chef, author, businessman and public speaker David Bitton is set to join Wingecarribee’s Australia Day celebrations this January as the Shire’s 2019 Australia Day Ambassador. David was born in Paris and trained as a chef from age 15 in the French city before moving to a number of fine dining establishments across Europe. Fate...

Australia Day nominations now being called

September 12, 2018Posted in: Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on residents to nominate their fellow citizens for next year’s Australia Day Awards. Nominations are open for both the 2019 Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year awards. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Ken Halstead said the awards were an opportunity to recognise the efforts of those residents who contribute to...

Shire secures State funding for community projects

September 11, 2018Posted in: Community, Other

The Southern Highlands has secured over $1.75 million in funding as part of Round 2 of the NSW State Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF). Announced by the Deputy Premier John Barilaro, the monies will enable the development of three major community projects across the Wingecarribee Shire. The projects include the Stephens Park playing fields...