Community spirit a crowd-pleaser on Australia Day in Berrima Village

January 30, 2024Posted in: Community

The streets of Berrima were buzzing with roving entertainment, dozens of classic cars rolling into town, and a crowd of 4,000-5,000 enjoying the village charm and community spirit on Australia Day. It was a busy day for local businesses, with Berrima Gaol being particularly popular, and venues including Berrima Bakehouse, Berrima Vault House, Surveyor General...

Enjoy the Street Parade and Family Fun in Berrima this Australia Day

January 25, 2024Posted in: Community, Events

For family fun with real community spirit, enjoy Australia Day 2024 in charming Berrima Village. Share in welcoming 32 new residents to our Shire at the 9:30am Citizenship Ceremony in Market Place Park, where Wingecarribee’s Young Citizen and Citizen of the Year will be announced. Hear from our Australia Day Ambassador Robina Beard, an Aussie...

The Charlotte Project unveiled at Berrima, a monument to our rich local history

December 15, 2023Posted in: Community

Photo of the Charlotte Project monument in Berrima

Officially unveiled in the heritage village of Berrima on Saturday December 9, a bronze statue of Australia’s first published children’s author Charlotte Atkins has been accepted on behalf of the Southern Highlands community by Council Administrator Viv May. Around 300 community members came along for the occasion at Marketplace Park. It was a lovely touch...

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...