Wednesday 28th February 3:30pm - 8:00pm
Council Meeting 28 February 2018
Wednesday 28th February 3:30pm - 8:00pm
Council Meeting 28 February
On the 26th January 2018, Berrima comes to life as the Wingecarribee Shire celebrates Australia Day.
The morning commences at 9.30am with the official Australia Day Ceremony at the historic Berrima District Court house.
Welcome new citizens to our Shire and meet the 2018 Australia Day Ambassador.
During the ceremony the 2018 Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year will be announced.
At 11:00am join us for morning tea and lamingtons on the grounds for this historic building.
See Classic cars, fire engines, and much more in a street paraded that is a highlight of the Australia Day celebrations.
Following the parade, relax for the afternoon and enjoy the entertainment, food and market stalls in the Market Place or browse the many stores that Berrima has to offer.
Tireless brain injury awareness advocate and author Cheryl Koenig is set to join Wingecarribee’s Australia Day celebrations this January at Berrima as the Shire’s 2018 Australia Day Ambassador.
Cheryl is an author of four books, motivational speaker, volunteer and fundraiser extraordinaire having helped raise over $190,000 for various health care services and non-government support groups.
“Cheryl has an amazing tale to tell filled with hope, resilience and inspiration” he said.
Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year Award
Citizen of the Year - Aunty Wendy Lotter
Young Citizen of the Year - William Koek
The Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year Awards recognise those who have made a significant contribution to the Wingecarribee Shire community.
Ms Wendy LotterMr Frederick MacDonaldMr John Parry (posthumous)Mrs Jenny SheermanMrs Zelda Williams
Miss Ema KobayakawaMr William KoekMiss Taylor-Max O'Brien
Wingecarribee Shire Council would like to congratulate these two very deserving winners and all the nominees for the 2017 Citizen of the Year.
2017 Young Citizen of the Year - Miss Zoe Brain
Zoe is a 13 year who has already demonstrated strong leadership skills and selflessness over the last several years, by giving many hundreds of hours to the Community, from fundraising with Burrawang Primary School and Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. Zoe is the creator and founder of the “Gorilla Girlz”. A team of young, passionate and motivated students nationally who are raising money to save critically endangered gorillas. To date, the Gorilla Girlz have introduced mobile phone recycling programs into 18 local, NSW, QLD and VIC schools and local businesses. She was voted one of the 2016 top stories on the ABC program, Behind the News. Zoe hosts a program on 92.5 Youth Radio and regularly invites guests to raise environmental awareness and inspire youth through music. As a School Leader, Zoe inspired the annual Burrawang Primary School Christmas concerts at local retirement villages and was awarded the AMP Tomorrow Makers Award and was an Australia Zoo, Visionary Wildlife Warrior finalist. Zoe is an outstanding role model.
Dr Allan Beavis has been the musical director of St Jude’s Anglican Church for 15 years. Previously, Dr Beavis was the Master of New College, University of NSW 1995-2002 and the Headmaster, St Andrew’s Cathedral School from 1979-1995. Dr Beavis is the director of the Bowral Autumn Musical Festival and the annual Jazz Festival. He is a board member for the Southern Highlands Symphony Orchestra and takes part in the Berrima District Music Group. Dr Beavis assists with local schools, encouraging and providing opportunities for all school students to perform. Dr Beavis community involvement stretches beyond the Wingecarribee Shire and he received an Order of Australia Medal in 2013 for his services to music and education. He is proactive in bringing musical performers from overseas and Australia to this region, he enjoys fostering the musical development of young people and is an inspiring and encouraging conductor. Dr Beavis is always willing to assist where possible and is an inspiration to many.