Be drawn in to Council’s Community Art Project

May 25, 2020Posted in: Community, Events
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Woman painting portrait

Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting residents to participate in a community art project that will feature in Council’s Civic Centre Foyer Gallery. Council’s Cultural Development Officer, Erin Adams, explained the concept behind the project. “We’ve teamed up with a local artist to help residents create self-portraits in a paint by numbers effect,” she said. “Submit...

Applications open for 2020 Art Trail

May 22, 2020Posted in: Community, Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling for galleries, studios and artists wishing to participate in this year’s Southern Highlands Art Trail to submit their application now. “The Art 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...

Backyard Burning Do’s and Don’ts

May 22, 2020Posted in: Community, Environment
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Farmer and pile burn in rural setting

Wingecarribee Shire Council in conjunction with NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) and Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) are reminding residents of the need for continued fire safety vigilance despite the close of the Bushfire Danger Period. Following a horror summer the Bush Fire Danger Period was lifted on 31 March and as of 1 April...

Council and NSW Government to undertake bush fire survey

May 22, 2020Posted in: Community, Other

Wingecarribee Shire Council, in conjunction with Service NSW and the newly created state government agency Resilience NSW (formerly Office of Emergency Management), are to commence contacting bush fire affected residents to hear first-hand of the recovery efforts. Council’s Group Manager Corporate and Community, Danielle Lidgard said residents whose homes were destroyed in the 2019/20 summer...

Public playgrounds reopen across Shire

May 20, 2020Posted in: Roads and Assets


Public playgrounds are set to reopen across the Shire as COVID-19 restrictions are eased throughout the state. Council has progressively begun re-opening public playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor exercise equipment across the Shire as of Monday 18 May. The re-opening is in-line with the NSW Government’s recently announced first stage easing of social restrictions. Prior...

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