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Wingecarribee Shire to welcome new citizens

January 21, 2020Posted in: Events

A record forty three residents from across the globe will make the pledge of Australian Citizenship as part of Wingecarribee Shire Council’s 2020 Australia Day celebrations this Sunday 26 January in Berrima. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair said the occasion was a chance to acknowledge the importance of citizenship. “Becoming an Australian citizen is a...

Changes to Wingecarribee Shire’s Australia Day program

January 10, 2020Posted in: Events

Wingecaribee Shire’s official Australia Day celebrations are set to proceed on 26 January, however the traditional Grand Parade which normally features at 12 noon will be removed from the program given the current bush fire crisis. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair said the decision to exclude the parade from the program was taken in the...

Brendan Nelson to headline Australia Day celebrations

November 26, 2019Posted in: Events

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...

Australia Day nominations now being called

September 10, 2019Posted in: Community, Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on residents to nominate their fellow citizens for next year’s Australia Day Awards. Nominations are now open for both the 2020 Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year awards. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Duncan Gair said the awards were an opportunity to recognise the efforts of those residents who contribute...

Wingecarribee Shire’s top citizens announced

January 29, 2019Posted in: Events

Tireless Highland Bikes 4 Life volunteer and cycle repairman Hans Radowitz has been named Wingecarribee Shire’s 2019 Australia Day Citizen of the Year. Since 2010 Hans and his team have collected and repaired over 2,700 bicycles for disadvantaged communities in developing countries. Hans initially began collecting and restoring bicycles through the Bundanoon Men’s Shed before...

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