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...

Reconnect at Highlands Fest featuring Bluey and headline act, Eskimo Joe

January 27, 2023Posted in: Community, Events

Get set for a full day and evening of entertainment at Highlands Fest on Saturday 4 March 2023 at Bong Bong Racecourse. A celebration of local arts and crafts, food, wine and music, this once-only event is about bringing our community back together with exciting appearances from children’s favourite Bluey, and headline act Eskimo Joe....

No time to spare

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

Black and white photo of Highlands landscape with yellow wheel barrow in bottom right foreground. Photo by Richard Batterley.

Love our local heritage? Don’t miss this wonderful photographic exhibition in The Atrium at our Civic Centre, from 14 January to 24 February. Highlighting key heritage sites across the Southern Highlands at risk of being lost to future generations, No Time To Spare features over 25 beautifully curated images.   To celebrate NSW Seniors Festival, there...