Council gears up for Bush Week Parade

February 27, 2014Posted in: Community, Events

Moss Vale’s main street is set to come alive with the sounds of buskers and musicians as Council sets to host all things country as part of March’s upcoming Bush Week Parade. The parade returns for a second year following last year’s successful Sesquicentenary Bush Week Street Parade re-launch. Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Group Manager Strategic...

Council to host International Women’s Day Breakfast

February 25, 2014Posted in: Community, Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting women of all ages from across the Shire to attend this year’s International Women’s Day on Friday 7 March with a special breakfast buffet at the Mittagong RSL. Council’s Cultural Development Officer, Celeste Coucke, explained the significance of the day. “International Women’s Day has been celebrated globally since 1911,” Ms...

Volunteers urged to roll up sleeves for Clean Up Australia Day

February 22, 2014Posted in: Community, Environment
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Clean Up Australia Day

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on local residents to join public registered sites on Sunday 2 March and lend a hand in tidying up the Highlands as part of Clean Up Australia Day. More than 20 years since launching the first national Clean Up Australia Day campaign, founder and Chairman Ian Kiernan AO is encouraging...

Community safety feedback wanted

February 19, 2014Posted in: Community
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How safe is our community? Do you go about your daily activities feeling safe and without fear of becoming a victim of crime? These are just some of the questions Wingecarribee Shire Council is asking the residents of the Southern Highlands as part of its Community Safety Survey. Council’s Community Development Coordinator, Nicole Williams, said...

The Gib is Land for Wildlife

February 19, 2014Posted in: Environment

Land for wildlife

The Mount Gibraltar Reserve has been officially registered with Land for Wildlife, a voluntary and free conservation program coordinated by Council and the Community Environment Network. Council’s Bushland Projects Officer, Karen Guymer said the registration was a first for council-managed land in the Shire. “Despite its proximity to urban land and the pressures from feral...