More than just a shed

January 27, 2023Posted in: Corporate Affairs, News

Two men looking at woodworking plans

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 proceeds of the sale from the old Council-owned Rural Fire Service (RFS) shed on Banksia Street in Colo Vale. The money...

Australia Day – new beginnings 

January 27, 2023Posted in: Corporate Affairs, News
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Close up of classic cars lined up under trees in berrima

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 local cool climate wines, and cooling off with cups of iced teas over a chat with Council. The heat made it timely for our local RFS to talk with people about planning and preparing their...

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

January 27, 2023Posted in: Community, Corporate Affairs, Delivering, Events
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Large group of people standing in front of Berrima Court House waving Australian Flags

A local legend, affectionately known as ‘The Wombat Man’, John Creighton is our community’s Citizen of The Year. John’s selfless efforts to save our shire’s bare-nosed wombats were recognised at yesterday’s Citizenship Ceremony at the historic Berrima Courthouse. It was love that lured New Orleans-born John to Australia, where his love of Highlands wildlife has...

Return and Earn celebrates five years of success

January 25, 2023Posted in: Community, Environment
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The Southern Highlands community is making positive changes to reduce litter with millions of containers being recycled through the NSW Government’s Return and Earn scheme. Council’s Manager Waste and Resource Recovery, Mr Clinton McAlister, explained that by recycling bottles, cans and cartons residents were saving money and helping the environment. “Since launched in 2017, more...