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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...

Get Ready for summer: Plan now for seasonal hazards

December 3, 2021Posted in: Other

Man and woman looking at plan on desk

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging families, friends and neighbours to use the start of summer as the start of a conversation about being aware of and prepared for seasonal hazards. “Aussie summers are iconic,” said Council’s General Manager Lisa Miscamble.  “But they can also be tragic.” “Each year, communities across NSW experience bush fires, home...

September Quarterly Budget Review adopted

November 24, 2021Posted in: Other

Council’s September quarterly budget review was presented and adopted by Council this afternoon. In adopting Council’s September Budget Review Mr May agreed to ‘revote’ or transfer $32.3 million in project funding to the 2022-23 financial year. Council’s original capital works program for the 2021-22 financial year was $68.6 million.  Revotes from the 2019-20 financial year...

Christmas comes to the Highlands

November 23, 2021Posted in: Community, Events

Illustrated poster with waratah Christmas tree

Wingecarribee Shire Council is gearing up to ring in the festive season with an expanded program of Shire-wide merriments. Council’s General Manager, Ms Lisa Miscamble, unveiled the Shire’s promotional campaign for Christmas. “The campaign artwork features the iconic waratah and encourages people to have a merry and magical Highlands Christmas.” Starting next week three Community...