Tagged: Mayor

Mayor offers condolences to family of lightning casualty

February 24, 2017Posted in: Other

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Ken Halstead has today expressed his sadness on learning one of the women struck by lightning in Bowral’s Corbett Gardens has passed away at Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital. “On behalf of everyone at Council we extend our sincere sympathies and deepest condolences to the woman’s family,” the Mayor said. The 61-year-old...

Volunteers named Wingecarribee Shire’s top citizens

January 27, 2017Posted in: Events


Tireless Southern Highland volunteer Dr Allan Beavis (OAM) has been named Wingecarribee Shire’s 2017 Australia Day Citizen of the Year. The former Headmaster and now Musical Director of St Jude’s Anglican Church and the Bowral Autumn Musical Festival is also a Board Member of the Southern Highlands Symphony Orchestra. In 2013 Dr Beavis received an...

Deadline for Australia Day nominations extended

January 13, 2017Posted in: Community, Events


Residents are being encouraged to nominate now for the Wingecarribee Shire’s 2017 Australia Day Awards, with the deadline being extended until close of business on Friday 20 January. The Australia Day Awards are one of the most prestigious honours which can be bestowed upon a hardworking member of our local community. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor, Councillor...

Bushfire emergency contacts

December 22, 2016Posted in: Community

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Ken Halstead is reminding residents of the correct emergency contacts in the event of a bushfire. “Fingers crossed that our Shire isn’t threatened by bushfires this summer,” Councillor Halstead said.  “But as we’ve seen, it only takes minutes for a bushfire to spread out of control and threaten life and property.”...

Bob Turner to headline Shire’s Australia Day celebrations

December 21, 2016Posted in: Community, Events

Bob Turner

One of Australia’s most recognisable and respected sports personalities Mr Bob Turner is set to join Wingecarribee’s Australia Day celebrations this January as the Shire’s 2017 Australia Day Ambassador. Best known for his basketball coaching and administration, Mr Turner is renowned throughout sporting circles for his marketing and management ability. Originally from the United States,...