More than just a shed

January 27, 2023
The Colo Vale Men’s Shed is set to receive $130,000 in funding towards the construction of a brand-new Men’s Shed. The money was made available following community discussion on the best way to distribute... Read More

Plan ahead for changed traffic conditions on Old South Road as upgrades continue

January 31, 2023 The next stage of Old South Road upgrades will require temporary changes to access from Monday 6 February 2023.... Read More

Kerb and gutter construction starts on Charlton Close in Bowral

January 30, 2023 Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to commence kerb and gutter construction works at Charlton Close and Sheffield Road in... Read More

Station Street construction works resume

January 9, 2023 Construction works on Station Street in Bowral will recommence on Monday 9 January 2023. The resumption of construction activities... Read More

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Large group of people standing in front of Berrima Court House waving Australian Flags

Kind-hearted local wombat carer John Creighton named Citizen of The Year

27 January, 2023

A local legend, affectionately known as ‘The Wombat Man’, John Creighton is our community’s Citizen of The Year. John’s selfless efforts...

Reconnect at Highlands Fest featuring Bluey and headline act, Eskimo Joe

27 January, 2023

Get set for a full day and evening of entertainment at Highlands Fest on Saturday 4 March 2023 at Bong Bong...

Return and Earn celebrates five years of success

25 January, 2023

The Southern Highlands community is making positive changes to reduce litter with millions of containers being recycled through the NSW Government’s...

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Meet Wingecarribee Shire’s Australia Day Ambassador, Mel Thomas

20 January, 2023

The hope of our Australia Day 2023 Ambassador, Mel Thomas, is that Wingecarribee Shire’s newest citizens find safety and belonging in...

Two ladies standing on street, laughing and discussing village plans

Out we go – more village visits in 2023

19 January, 2023

Village communities, you can expect us to be coming out to you more regularly.  We appreciate your feedback, that since bringing...

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Rennie’s at Renwick – just what you ordered

19 January, 2023

So much more than just a café, Rennie’s at Renwick will be just what residents ordered – a community hub where...

Lady relaxing on stool outside house under construction

Asking our community what they want set the baseline for a better way forward

7 February, 2023

Bringing our 2023 Community Satisfaction Survey forward to October 2022 was a way of gaining clear insight to what people want,...

Two men looking at woodworking plans

More than just a shed

27 January, 2023

The Colo Vale Men’s Shed is set to receive $130,000 in funding towards the construction of a brand-new Men’s Shed. The...

Close up of classic cars lined up under trees in berrima

Australia Day – new beginnings 

27 January, 2023

Residents, friends and families made the most of a stunning Summer’s day, loving the variety of venue pop-ups,  picnicking in the park, sipping...

Large group of people standing in front of Berrima Court House waving Australian Flags

Kind-hearted local wombat carer John Creighton named Citizen of The Year

27 January, 2023

A local legend, affectionately known as ‘The Wombat Man’, John Creighton is our community’s Citizen of The Year. John’s selfless efforts...

logo

Meet Wingecarribee Shire’s Australia Day Ambassador, Mel Thomas

20 January, 2023

The hope of our Australia Day 2023 Ambassador, Mel Thomas, is that Wingecarribee Shire’s newest citizens find safety and belonging in...

Black and white photo of Highlands landscape with yellow wheel barrow in bottom right foreground. Photo by Richard Batterley.

No time to spare – an exhibition in The Atrium

20 January, 2023

Love our local heritage? Don’t miss this wonderful photographic exhibition in The Atrium at our Civic Centre, from 14 January to...

Large group of people standing in front of Berrima Court House waving Australian Flags

Kind-hearted local wombat carer John Creighton named Citizen of The Year

27 January, 2023

A local legend, affectionately known as ‘The Wombat Man’, John Creighton is our community’s Citizen of The Year. John’s selfless efforts...

A better Old South Road, with less disruption

11 January, 2023

As we prepare to move quickly on much needed improvements to Old South Road, Wingecarribee Shire Council have made arrangements to...

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Adopted policies to provide greater transparency

23 December, 2022

To further strengthen the focus on openness and transparency, Wingecarribee Shire Council has adopted a range of governance policies. Following a...

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Tulip Time delivers $1.8 million to Highlands economy

23 December, 2022

This year’s Tulip Time celebrations have delivered an estimated $1.8 million to the Shire’s economy with a record number of guests...

Council secures multi-million-dollar flood protection funding

20 December, 2022

Wingecarribee Shire Council has secured more than $4.5 million under the 2021-2022 National Flood Mitigation Infrastructure Program funded by the Commonwealth...

Council to fast track Old South Road Rehabilitation Project

15 December, 2022

Motorists keen to see works commence on the long-awaited reconstruction of Old South Road can expect to drive the refurbished road...

Moss Vale SES facility receives financial boost

28 October, 2022

Progress on the new Wingecarribee State Emergency Service (SES) building has taken another step towards fruition with the announcement of a...

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Draft Former Employees Policy on exhibition

18 October, 2022

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from the community after Council endorsed the public exhibition of its draft Former Employees Dealing...

Land and Environment Court dismisses ‘Karingal’ Appeal

21 September, 2022

On Friday 16 September 2022 the Land and Environment Court of NSW dismissed an appeal by the owner of 26 Elizabeth...

Community and industry reps invited to help shape Shire’s future housing

10 June, 2022

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on interested persons to help guide future residential development across the Southern Highlands. As part of...

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Council warns of correct property advertising

7 June, 2022

Wingecarribee Shire Council has today reiterated its position regarding a recent advertisement of land in the Moss Vale area. Council’s General...

New Employment Zones proposed across the Shire

3 June, 2022

In 2020 the State Government announced it was reforming the planning system to help businesses recover and grow following the pandemic....

Koala in tree

To preserve the shire’s koala population, Council has secured critical funding

2 February, 2023

We can’t underestimate the importance of protecting our koalas. The Southern Highlands is home to 10% of the total number of...

Return and Earn celebrates five years of success

25 January, 2023

The Southern Highlands community is making positive changes to reduce litter with millions of containers being recycled through the NSW Government’s...

Mobile recycling trailer parked in carpark

Household problem waste, made less problematic

19 January, 2023

Your household problem waste will soon be less problematic, thanks to the roll-out of our new, purpose-designed, Community Recycling Collection trailer....

House roof with solar panels, blue sky

Solar made simple

19 January, 2023

Thinking about solar for your home but don’t know where to start?  We’ve simplified the fact-finding for you with free access...

Council commits to historic renewable energy power plan

25 November, 2022

All large Wingecarribee Shire Council facilities and assets will soon be powered by renewable electricity following the signing of a major...

WSC waste

Bulky waste collection dates announced

21 November, 2022

The second annual bulky waste collection service will return to the Wingecarribee Shire from Monday 30 January 2023, with specified zones...

Large group of people standing in front of Berrima Court House waving Australian Flags

Kind-hearted local wombat carer John Creighton named Citizen of The Year

27 January, 2023

A local legend, affectionately known as ‘The Wombat Man’, John Creighton is our community’s Citizen of The Year. John’s selfless efforts...

Reconnect at Highlands Fest featuring Bluey and headline act, Eskimo Joe

27 January, 2023

Get set for a full day and evening of entertainment at Highlands Fest on Saturday 4 March 2023 at Bong Bong...

logo

Meet Wingecarribee Shire’s Australia Day Ambassador, Mel Thomas

20 January, 2023

The hope of our Australia Day 2023 Ambassador, Mel Thomas, is that Wingecarribee Shire’s newest citizens find safety and belonging in...

Black and white photo of Highlands landscape with yellow wheel barrow in bottom right foreground. Photo by Richard Batterley.

No time to spare – an exhibition in The Atrium

20 January, 2023

Love our local heritage? Don’t miss this wonderful photographic exhibition in The Atrium at our Civic Centre, from 14 January to...

Black and white photo of Highlands landscape with yellow wheel barrow in bottom right foreground. Photo by Richard Batterley.

No time to spare

19 January, 2023

Love our local heritage? Don’t miss this wonderful photographic exhibition in The Atrium at our Civic Centre, from 14 January to...

Close up of muted green Ford Mustang parked in from of Berrima Court House

Australia Day Street Celebrations

19 January, 2023

If you’re one of the many who’ve flocked to celebrations for Australia Day in Berrima Village over the years, you can...

Moss Vale, Kramer Photography ©

Collaborative opportunities highlighted in Joint Region Economic Development Strategy

23 December, 2022

An Economic Development Strategy prepared by the Canberra Region Joint Organisation (CRJO), outlining key pillars for future economic growth for councils...

Candidate Information Seminars

Draft Community Engagement Strategy on exhibition

21 December, 2022

In a bid to provide more inclusive engagement with the Highlands community, Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on residents to provide...

WSC waste

Bulky waste collection dates announced

21 November, 2022

The second annual bulky waste collection service will return to the Wingecarribee Shire from Monday 30 January 2023, with specified zones...

Administrator village visit schedule

2 November, 2022

Our communities have been tested by trying times on every front in recent years and Wingecarribee Shire Council is reaching out...

Moss Vale SES facility receives financial boost

28 October, 2022

Progress on the new Wingecarribee State Emergency Service (SES) building has taken another step towards fruition with the announcement of a...

Community Christmas Tree in Bowral's Corbett Plaza

Council commits to Christmas funding

20 October, 2022

Wingecarribee Shire Council will continue to fund the installation of Christmas trees across the Shire’s towns this December following overnight endorsement...

Two men looking at woodworking plans

More than just a shed

27 January, 2023

The Colo Vale Men’s Shed is set to receive $130,000 in funding towards the construction of a brand-new Men’s Shed. The...

Close up of classic cars lined up under trees in berrima

Australia Day – new beginnings 

27 January, 2023

Residents, friends and families made the most of a stunning Summer’s day, loving the variety of venue pop-ups,  picnicking in the park, sipping...

Mobile recycling trailer parked in carpark

Household problem waste, made less problematic

19 January, 2023

Your household problem waste will soon be less problematic, thanks to the roll-out of our new, purpose-designed, Community Recycling Collection trailer....

Artist impression of the stage at Bowral Memorial Hall

The big reveal

19 January, 2023

A breath of fresh air for cultural experiences in the Southern Highlands is now just weeks away.   Get ready for the...

Two ladies standing on street, laughing and discussing village plans

Out we go – more village visits in 2023

19 January, 2023

Village communities, you can expect us to be coming out to you more regularly.  We appreciate your feedback, that since bringing...

Corner of road with warning sign for loose gravel

Better travel, less disruption

19 January, 2023

We heard your concerns about the closure of Old South Road for reconstruction coinciding with works at Station Street, and made...

Moss Vale, Kramer Photography ©

Collaborative opportunities highlighted in Joint Region Economic Development Strategy

23 December, 2022

An Economic Development Strategy prepared by the Canberra Region Joint Organisation (CRJO), outlining key pillars for future economic growth for councils...

Two road graders working on sealed road

Council calls for Plant and Equipment Hire Tenders

29 November, 2022

Local contractors are encouraged to apply for Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Plant and Equipment Hire Tender (Tender No. T-2022-23) via the NSW...

Shire’s elite athletes recognised at Council presentation

24 November, 2022

Wingecarribee Shire’s brightest young athletes have been recognised with scholarships from the Illawarra Academy of Sport (IAS) at an overnight ceremony...

Council delivers strong end of year draft Financial Statements

26 September, 2022

Wingecarribee Shire Council has reported a consolidated draft Operating result of $29.4 million for the twelve months to 30 June 2022....

Council mourns loss following Buxton road tragedy

7 September, 2022

Wingecarribee Shire Council extends its deepest condolences to families and our close-knit community following the tragic overnight loss of five young...

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Council’s 2021/22 grant windfall

18 August, 2022

Wingecarribee Shire Council secured more than $26 million in grant funding for the twelve months ending 30 June 2022. A report...

Artist impression of the stage at Bowral Memorial Hall

The big reveal

19 January, 2023

A breath of fresh air for cultural experiences in the Southern Highlands is now just weeks away.   Get ready for the...

Corner of road with warning sign for loose gravel

Better travel, less disruption

19 January, 2023

We heard your concerns about the closure of Old South Road for reconstruction coinciding with works at Station Street, and made...

Red sports car driving on tree lined stretch of road in the Southern Highlandss

100 tonnes of pothole filler per week!

19 January, 2023

You’ll be pleased to know we’ve had some success with our continued efforts to lobby for the substantial State funding needed...

A better Old South Road, with less disruption

11 January, 2023

As we prepare to move quickly on much needed improvements to Old South Road, Wingecarribee Shire Council have made arrangements to...

Council secures multi-million-dollar flood protection funding

20 December, 2022

Wingecarribee Shire Council has secured more than $4.5 million under the 2021-2022 National Flood Mitigation Infrastructure Program funded by the Commonwealth...

Council to fast track Old South Road Rehabilitation Project

15 December, 2022

Motorists keen to see works commence on the long-awaited reconstruction of Old South Road can expect to drive the refurbished road...

Tulip Time girl

Tulip Time delivers $1.8 million to Highlands economy

23 December, 2022

This year’s Tulip Time celebrations have delivered an estimated $1.8 million to the Shire’s economy with a record number of guests...

Highlands cooking experience serves up gold

22 November, 2022

Bowral-based food entrepreneur Stefano Marvello has put the Southern Highlands atop of every food lover’s must-visit list after snaring gold at...

Tulips Time to expand after dark

31 March, 2022

Wingecarribee Shire’s 2022 Tulip Time celebrations are set to shine after dark when the festivities return in September this year. The...

Hampers being packed into boot by man in hi vis vest

Hampers sharing a taste of the Highlands

16 September, 2021

Council’s Destination Southern Highlands team have been working with local businesses to prepare hampers for our neighbours in nearby Campbelltown. The...

Tulip Time 2021 goes virtual!

26 August, 2021

The Southern Highlands annual Tulip Time festival in Corbett Gardens is to be transformed into an online virtual tour following uncertainty...

Tulip Time 2016

Tulip Time pruned back due to COVID-19

5 May, 2020

The Southern Highlands annual Tulip Time is to be cut back in the wake of COVID-19 but organisers promise the floral...