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...

Meet Wingecarribee Shire’s Australia Day Ambassador, Mel Thomas

January 20, 2023Posted in: Community, Corporate Affairs, Events
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The hope of our Australia Day 2023 Ambassador, Mel Thomas, is that Wingecarribee Shire’s newest citizens find safety and belonging in community. Meet Mel Thomas – Commonwealth Bank Australian of the Day, Nominee for Australian of the Year, Game Changer-Woman of the Year, and our inspirational Ambassador for Australia Day 2023 in Berrima Village. Passionate...