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September 17, 2020
Check Out This Grant For Local Highlands Businesses + Discover Small Business Month Events

We wanted to help spread the word to Highlands businesses about this! Have a read about the BizRebuild Scheme. If it's relevant to your business, the grant could be extremely helpful. Here's what we know... The BizRebuild Scheme exists to help local businesses who were either directly or indirectly affected by...

September 07, 2020
GOOD VIBES // 2021 Winterfest Gets Awesome Boost Thanks To $37k CommBank Grant

Bundanoon’s Biggest Street Party and Week-Long Event Celebrating Winter Will Live On In 2021   Well, THIS is fab news!! The Bundanoon Community Association and the Winterfest Organising Committee have just announced that Winterfest is the recipient of a grant from the CommBank Bush Fire Recovery Fund.   Win...

September 03, 2020
GOOD VIBES // WinZero

A community initiative for a cleaner future.     We are up for anything that is going to create a better, cleaner, more positive future for the Southern Highlands, so we were excited to hear about a new, awesome community group whose focus is on creating just that! WinZero is about bringing residents, ...

July 30, 2020
GOOD VIBES // Creative Space Southern Highlands Launch Creativity Packs

An awesome local initiative keeping people connected through creativity.   Hey folks, have you heard of Creative Space Southern Highlands? Based in the Kazcare site on Kirkham Road in Bowral, Creative Space Southern Highlands is an inclusive community art space, focused on accessiblity, where anyone can come and...

July 06, 2020
BUSINESS INSIGHT // NSW Government Announces COVID Recovery Grant For Small Businesses

Let your customers know you're open and ready for business   Hey, small biz owners, have you heard about this grant? The NSW Government have announced the COVID Recovery Grant to help small businesses re-open.  It’s a one-off grant between $500 - $3000 for small businesses that fall within a highly impacted i...

July 01, 2020
How Highlanders Can Help John Waters Bring His Musical To Life

Time To Give Back To The Artist Who Gave Us FireAid 2020   Remember how way back in January (yep, it feels like 400 years ago now!), John Waters and a team of awesome locals managed to organise FireAid2020 in record time? An awesome fundraising concert held right here in the Southern Highlands, where funds rai...

June 24, 2020
Awesome (and FREE) Workshops for Young Highlands Performers and Muso’s

Opportunity for Highlands youth to hit the stage and learn   Hey, how cool is this? If you’re a young performer or muso and you’re keen to upskill in the area of performing, song writing, stage presence and more, have a look at this program.   As part of the Cairn Mossy Rock youth opportunities program...

June 01, 2020
Bundanoon's Awesome New Skate Park Now Open

    After local teenager Tyson Robb led the charge and petitioned to build a skate park for Bundanoon, this awesome new facility is now open for the kids (and young at heart) of Bundanoon to kickflip all day long.  Officially opened by Member for Goulburn, Wendy Tuckerman and Wingecarribee Shire Mayor D...

May 21, 2020
KID STUFF // Southern Highlands Playgrounds Opening Again!

Exciting news for little Highlanders (and their parents with iso cabin fever!), Wingecarribee Shire Council is reopening public playgrounds across the Southern Highlands as COVID-19 restrictions are eased in NSW. Woohooo!  And good news for local skaters too – skate parks are reopening.  Oh, and outdoor exerci...

May 18, 2020
BUSHFIRE RECOVERY // An update from Wingecarribee Shire Council

  Oh wow, how time flies when you’re recovering from drought, bushfires, floods and dealing with a global pandemic, right? Sheesh!  Last summer seems like it was light years ago, which is a strange thing to say considering it had such a huge impact on our beautiful region. But when a shire like ours gets hit wit...

May 15, 2020
THE GOOD STUFF // FireAid Relief Fund Helps Bushfire-Affected Highlanders

Gift Cards Distributed To Residents Who Lost Their Homes     We love good news and boy, don’t we need it right now!  The Southern Highlands Foundation is the organisation tasked with distributing the whopping $340,000 raised at the awesome FireAid2020 concert held in January.  We were excited to hea...

May 15, 2020
WILD AT HEART // The Southern Highlands Koala Conservation Project

Helping & Understanding The Koala Community In The Southern Highlands     One of the awesome things about living in the Southern Highlands, on the fringes of national parks and state forests is that we have some of the cutest neighbours in the world! Now more than ever, after the bushfires that decimated 2...