Heritage & Urban Design Awards now open

November 29, 2019Posted in: Other

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on nominations for the 2020 Wingecarribee Heritage & Urban Design Awards. Council’s Strategic Land Use Planner (Heritage), Sarah Farnese explained the significance of the recently expanded awards. “The Southern Highlands contains some of the most beautiful and significant heritage places in the state and our community is rightly proud of...

Brendan Nelson to headline Australia Day celebrations

November 26, 2019Posted in: Events
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The Honourable Dr Brendan Nelson AO is set to join Wingecarribee’s Australia Day celebrations next January as the Shire’s 2020 Australia Day Ambassador. The former federal politician and medical doctor by profession will be guest of honour at the Shire’s annual Berrima-based festivities. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor, Councillor Duncan Gair said Dr Nelson’s inclusion would be...

Mayor launches Christmas Giving Tree

November 25, 2019Posted in: Community
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Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Duncan Gair has today launched Council’s annual Christmas Giving Tree Appeal. “With the festive season just weeks away, we’re asking residents to share in the spirit of Christmas and donate to the less fortunate,” he said. Speaking from the Civic Centre launch the Mayor said non-perishable food items and gifts for...

Mayor to light community Christmas tree in Corbett Plaza

November 21, 2019Posted in: Community, Events
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Soft focus Christmas lights on tree

Wingecarribee Shire Council and the Southern Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Industry are set to light up the Shire’s largest Christmas tree on Friday 6 December in Bowral’s Corbett Plaza. Corbett Plaza will be a hive of activity with face painting, plaster decorating and a crazy hair station kicking off festivities from 6 pm. “This...

Council adopts Rural Tourism Policy

November 15, 2019Posted in: Other, Tourism
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Wingecarribee Shire Councillors have voted to adopt the Shire’s first Rural Tourism Policy. Council’s Group Manager Planning, Development and Regulatory Services, Nick Wilton, explained how the policy would benefit the Shire. “Tourism-related activities provide almost 2,300 full-time jobs across our Shire and many more part-time roles,” he said. “It is without doubt one of our...