Berrima Village is the place to be on Australia Day

January 12, 2024Posted in: Community, Events

Australia Day 2024

Share in the community spirit of celebrating Australia Day 2024, Southern Highlands-style, in picturesque Berrima Village. There’ll be market stalls, kids activities, live music and more! Find out who our community has nominated for Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year at the 9am Citizenship Ceremony. Cheer on the Grand Parade at midday, then enjoy...

A record 63 artists announced for Southern Highlands Arts Trail 2023

October 13, 2023Posted in: Community, Events

It’s no secret that the Southern Highlands is a mecca for talented creatives, full of world-class artists, sculptors, photographers and potters. 63 local creatives were successful in applying to be part of this year’s Southern Highlands Arts Trail, promising to make this the most exciting and inspiring experience to date, for our artists and visiting...

National Road Safety Week 2023

May 4, 2023Posted in: Community, News

Red car driving in countryside

Keeping those we care about safe on our roads is a shared responsibility. During National Road Safety Week (14-21 May) we’re encouraging everyone to Choose to Drive So Others Survive.  Last year, the NSW road toll was the third lowest since 1923 and remains below the pre-COVID average of 363 deaths a year. Let’s all...

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...