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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...

April 03, 2020
BIZ LIFE // A Guide For Small Businesses In The Highlands During COVID-19

Resources and Advice to Help Your Business Ride Out This Crisis   Many businesses of the Southern Highlands are being hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s a guide of resources, links and organisations that will hopefully help the amazing small biz owners of the Highlands navigate their way through all this ...

March 18, 2020
LOCAL RESOURCES & CONTACTS // A Guide For Dealing With The Coronavirus Crisis In The Highlands

  CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) It's become bigger than your fear of running out of loo roll! It's real. It's happening and we need to understand what this means for us living in the Southern Highlands. We're all about making the most out of living in this beautiful part of the world. We encourage locals to get out ...

March 10, 2020
How Highlanders Can Share The Love

  That was one helluva summer, wasn’t it?? And our beautiful region is still feeling the after-effects. A downturn in visitors to the region has meant many of our local businesses are feeling the impact.    So what can us locals do?    Get behind our fab Southern Highlands biz owners!    Here’s three ea...

February 27, 2020
GOOD VIBES // The Rebuilding of Native Wildlife Rescue’s Enclosures for Injured Wildlife

  Local building company Cadence & Co took one look at the enclosures and knew what they had to do......   Kerstin Schweth and her husband, Woody knew as soon as they laid eyes on a property in Robertson that it would become their home.  “We were on a motorbike ride to the Snowy Mountains and went through ...