Tagged: Culture

Council supports NAIDOC School Initiatives

December 5, 2016Posted in: Community, Events

NAIDOC School Initiatives 2016

Wingecarribee Shire Council was proud to support the 2016 NAIDOC Week School Initiative Competition. The initiatives were coordinated by Koori Kids in partnership with the NSW State Government Departments of Education, Health, Education and Communities NSW, Aboriginal Affairs NSW and Transport for NSW. “These activities aim to promote awareness, respect and harmony within school communities,” said...

Heritage Circuit commemorates Ironworks history

May 15, 2015Posted in: Community, Events

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The Shire’s ironworks heritage is set to be rekindled with the launch of a new heritage circuit detailing the history of the industry which helped forge the town of Mittagong a century and a half ago. Twelve sites will feature as part of the Fitz Roy Iron Works Heritage Circuit to be launched in time...

Draft Arts and Culture Strategic Plan on exhibition

May 8, 2015Posted in: Community, Events

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Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking feedback from residents on its draft Arts and Culture Plan which is now on public exhibition. Entitled ‘Southern Highlands Inspired!’, the vision of the draft plan – which spans a proposed 16 year period – is that in 2031 arts and culture in the Southern Highlands will be thriving, unmissable,...

Council hosts workshops to develop Cultural Plan

October 9, 2014Posted in: Community

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Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting members of the public to attend two upcoming community workshops to develop a cultural plan for the Southern Highlands. “The idea behind the workshops is to gather the ideas and experiences from residents who are interested in developing arts and culture in our Shire,” explained Council’s Cultural Development Officer, Jenny...

Council to honour Indigenous soldiers for NAIDOC Week

June 17, 2014Posted in: Community, Events


Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on relatives of Australian servicemen and women of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent to share the history of their service as they prepare for this year’s NAIDOC Week celebrations. Council’s Aboriginal Project Officer Joanne Albany explained the concept. “The theme for this year’s NAIDOC Week celebrations is entitled Serving...