Tending our treasured trees

February 23, 2023Posted in: Corporate Affairs, News

Preserving our local heritage isn’t limited to the protection of culture, buildings and objects. The Southern Highlands is renowned for our magnificent, centuries-old trees. So, when one of our Shire’s oldest known exotic trees, an English Oak planted in 1890, suffered a serious ‘structural failure’ our Tree Management team jumped into action. “The community is...

Australia Day – new beginnings 

January 27, 2023Posted in: Corporate Affairs, News

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

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...

Meet Wingecarribee Shire’s Australia Day Ambassador, Mel Thomas

January 20, 2023Posted in: Community, Corporate Affairs, Events

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...

Australia Day Street Celebrations

January 19, 2023Posted in: Community, Corporate Affairs, Events, News

Close up of muted green Ford Mustang parked in from of Berrima Court House

If you’re one of the many who’ve flocked to celebrations for Australia Day in Berrima Village over the years, you can expect to be happily surprised by what’s in store in 2023. Share in the excitement as the Berrima Village community takes all-day celebrations out into the streets, with a little help from Council.    It...