Tagged: Berrima

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...

ANZAC Day services across the Southern Highlands

April 17, 2018Posted in: Community, Events

As the Nation prepares to pause and commemorate our servicemen and women, Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Ken Halstead is urging residents to attend one of this year’s ANZAC Day services. “Next Wednesday marks the 103rd anniversary of the landing of Australian and New Zealand troops on the shores of Gallipoli in 1915,” he said. “The...

Wingecarribee Shire’s top citizens announced

January 29, 2018Posted in: Community, Events

Passionate Aboriginal Culture awareness educator Aunty Wendy Lotter has been named Wingecarribee Shire’s 2018 Australia Day Citizen of the Year. For over 25 years, Wendy has shared her Aboriginal culture and knowledge to help improve relations between non-indigenous and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Aunty Wendy is the Program Director of Platypus Dreamin’ Aboriginal Educational Programs...