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Applications now open for 2021 Arts Trail

June 4, 2021Posted in: Events

Arts trail logo and portrait by Ric Abel

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling for applications from artists, studios and galleries for this year’s Southern Highlands Arts Trail. “The Arts Trail gives the public a rare opportunity to meet the makers, to see their work in the environment within which it was created and to buy direct from the studio door,” said Council’s Acting...

Changes to LEP to support tourism and hospitality operators

December 14, 2020Posted in: Community

Robertson revegetation tour

Wingecarribee Shire Council has this month received confirmation that its amendment to the Wingecarribee Local Environment Plan (LEP), that will provide greater flexibility for the Shire’s tourism and hospitality industries, has been finalised. The amendments to the LEP include: Increasing the maximum number of bedrooms in Bed & Breakfast Accommodation establishments to five, Increasing the...

Southern Highlands Destination Strategy Action Plan breakfast

December 9, 2020Posted in: Community

Drone image of Moss Vale Town

Wingecarribee Shire Council will host a breakfast with the local business community to discuss the next stage of the Southern Highlands Destination Strategy following its adoption by Council last month. Key elements to be discussed include the development of an Action Plan to identify tasks, responsibilities and timeframes. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair said the...

Sharing the Love with the Southern Highlands

February 12, 2020Posted in: Tourism

Steve Rosa and Leo Sayer outdoors with campaign material

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Destination Southern Highlands team is set to launch a new tourism and economic recovery campaign aimed at enticing visitors back to the Highlands. Council’s Group Manager of Tourism and Economic Development, Steve Rosa said the campaign would show that the Shire was back open for business. “We’ve called the campaign Share the...

Tulip Time Parade becomes Community Walk

July 12, 2019Posted in: Community

Multi-coloured close up of Tulips

Tulip Time is returning to its roots with the annual Street Parade to become a Community Walk. Council’s Group Manager of Tourism and Economic Development, Steve Rosa said the new-look event was more than a change of name. “The Tulip Time Community Walk will also see a change in focus from the street parades of...