Join in all-day street celebrations at Australia Day in Berrima Village

January 13, 2023Posted in: Community

Close up of laminations with Australian flag tooth pics

On 26 January 2023, share in the excitement of Australia Day in Berrima Village where the local community is taking celebrations out into the street with the help of Wingecarribee Shire Council. A long cherished Southern Highlands tradition, The return of Australia Day fun to Australia’s oldest and best-preserved Georgian village, brings so much to look forward to,...

A better Old South Road, with less disruption

January 11, 2023Posted in: Delivering, Roads and Assets

As we prepare to move quickly on much needed improvements to Old South Road, Wingecarribee Shire Council have made arrangements to minimise disruption for residents. “Taking on board community feedback about the closure of Old South Road for construction, coinciding with works at Station Street, we’ve balanced these concerns with the urgency of completing the...

Adopted policies to provide greater transparency

December 23, 2022Posted in: Corporate Affairs, Delivering

Glasses and open notepad and pen sitting on desk

To further strengthen the focus on openness and transparency, Wingecarribee Shire Council has adopted a range of governance policies. Following a period of public exhibition, three draft governance policies were adopted at Council’s December Meeting: Public Interest Disclosure Internal Reporting Policy Former Employees Dealing with Council Policy Assessment of Development Applications involving Conflict of Interest...

Tulip Time delivers $1.8 million to Highlands economy

December 23, 2022Posted in: Community, Delivering, Tourism

Tulip Time girl

This year’s Tulip Time celebrations have delivered an estimated $1.8 million to the Shire’s economy with a record number of guests visiting the floral festival. A report presented to Council in December revealed that 61,000 guests visited the Shire’s premier tourism event over the course of the 18-day celebrations. Council’s Coordinator Tourism and Events Libby...

Collaborative opportunities highlighted in Joint Region Economic Development Strategy

December 23, 2022Posted in: Listening, Other

Moss Vale, Kramer Photography ©

An Economic Development Strategy prepared by the Canberra Region Joint Organisation (CRJO), outlining key pillars for future economic growth for councils in south-east NSW and the ACT, is now available on Council’s website. The Canberra Region Economic Development Strategy (CREDS) is considered a key priority of the ten councils which combined form the CRJO. Wingecarribee...