Tagged: Mayor

Volunteers urged to pitch in for Clean Up Australia Day

February 14, 2018Posted in: Environment, Events

Locals will be once again lending a hand in tidying up the Highlands as part of this year’s national Clean Up Australia Day event to be held on Sunday 4 March. Echoing the sentiments of national Clean Up Australia Day campaign, founder and Chairman Ian Kiernan AO, Wingecarribee Shire Mayor, Councillor Ken Halstead encouraged locals...

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...

Wingecarribee Shire to welcome new citizens

January 22, 2018Posted in: Community, Events

Australia Day in Berrima

Eight residents from the United Kingdom, India and South Africa will make the pledge of Australian Citizenship as part of Wingecarribee Shire Council’s 2018 Australia Day celebrations this Friday 26 January at Berrima. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Ken Halstead said the occasion was a chance to acknowledge the importance of citizenship. “Becoming an Australian citizen is...

Council secures State funding for SRLX

December 12, 2017Posted in: Other

SRLX

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Ken Halstead has commended the NSW State Government for the announcement of grant funding to be used at the Southern Regional Livestock Exchange (SRLX). A total of $263,918 will be made available for the installation of an effluent reuse program to be used at the Council-owned cattle saleyard facility. The announcement...

Little Blue Dinosaur comes to the Southern Highlands

November 27, 2017Posted in: Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Council and the Little Blue Dinosaur Foundation are joining forces this December to raise awareness of the importance of child road safety. The foundation was set up by Michelle and David McLaughlin in 2014 after their young son was tragically killed in a pedestrian accident while on holidays. As part of the campaign,...