Welcome to the Check-in-with-Council Podcast

Learn about behind the scenes of priority projects and Place Plans happening across the Wingecarribee, great Council events connecting our community and topics that matter most to community members, from local heritage to the natural environment… and funding opportunities available through Council’s community assistance schemes.

Find out how you can get involved in decision-making so that you can be a part of shaping the future of our Shire.

EP #21 – SENIORS FESTIVAL 2024

In this Check in with Council Podcast, Adam is joined by Meredith Lea, Community Development Officer from Wingecarribee Shire Council, to delve into the upcoming Seniors Festival. 

Celebrating the invaluable contributions of older adults to local communities, the NSW Seniors Festival is the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere, drawing over 500,000 attendees annually. 

Scheduled from the 11th to the 24th of March this year, the festival carries the theme “Reach Beyond.” 

Tune in for a preview of the exciting events planned for Seniors Festival 2024.

Check-in-with-Council Podcast #21 – Seniors Festival 2024

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EP #20- School Avoidance Community Circles Wingecarribee

In this week’s Check-in with Council Podcast, Adam chats with Rose Shaw, Community Coordinator for Community Circles Wingecarribee.

Community Circles is a wonderful initiative funded by Council to better connect people in our community. Rose will discuss the new Circle that has been initiated to highlight local support opportunities for families facing School Avoidance challenges.

Check in with Council Podcast #20 – School Avoidance Community Circles Wingecarribee

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EP #19 – International Women’s Day

Welcome to the Check-in-with-Council Podcast where we discuss International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is Count her in : invest in women, accelerate progress.

In the Wingecarribee Shire, we’re privileged to highlight numerous accomplished and inspirational women in business. Join us at Council’s International Women’s Day Breakfast at Centennial Vineyards on Friday, the 8th of March, where four of these remarkable women will share their insights.

Emcee for the event is Local artist Harriet Goodall who has turned her passion for creativity into a very successful independent art studio.

Joining us along with Wingecarribee Shire Council General Manager, Lisa Miscamble and the guest speakers for this wonderful event:

From Jamberoo Mountain Farm, Nicole Feggans: 

jamberoomountainfarm.com

Margherita Colley from Highland Recruitment:

highlandrecruitment.com.au

Fiona Harrison from Chocolate on Purpose: choclateonpurpose.com.au

and Petrea King from Quest for Life: questforlife.org.au

Don’t miss the opportunity to be in the room with these remarkable women at Council’s International Women’s Day Breakfast event at Centennial Vineyards on Friday 8 March 2024

Visit the Events Directory on Council’s website www.wsw.nsw.gov.au for full details and to book your ticket. Cost is just $35 including a plated breakfast of bacon, eggs and toast, with lashings of inspiration and opportunities to connect with other great women in your community.

Check-in-with-Council Podcast #19 – International Women’s Day

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EP #18 – COMMUNITY NEWS

In this Check in with Council Podcast, Adam hosts Lisa Miscamble, General Manager of Wingecarribee Shire Council and Tony Van Der Weiden, Manager of the Illawarra Branch, Accidental Health and Safety.

Together, they share the positive developments in Wingecarribee Shire, ranging from the installation of defibrillators in community venues to the essential training offered.

Join in to discover the exciting lineup of events planned for this year’s Seniors Festival, taking place from 11th to 24th March 2024.

Check-in-with-Council Podcast #18 – Community News

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EP # 17 – Welcome to 2024 Wingecarribee

It’s a pleasure to welcome back Lisa Miscamble, General Manager of Wingecarribee Shire Council, for our first Check in with Council Podcast for 2024. 

This year holds promising developments, including the unveiling of Bong Bong Common, progress on the Bowral Town Centre Masterplan, a Grand Parade on Australia Day in Berrima Village, the completion of the new Emergency Operations Centre for our Shire and the upcoming local Council elections in September. 

There is lots of information covered:

Check-in-with-Council Podcast #17 – Welcome to 2024 Wingecarribee

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EP # 16 – NEW LIFE FOR OLD COUNTRY BRIDGES

In this Check in with Council Podcast , Lisa Miscamble, General Manager of Wingecarribee Shire Council, talks about the essential renovations being carried out in the Southern Highlands. 

We all cherish the region’s country charm but as the demands and our ageing bridges surpass their original designs, the Council has stepped in investing millions to modernise these vital connections through the New South Wales Government’s Fixing Country Roads program.

This significant effort aims to enhance safety and efficiency across our Shire’s Transport Network. In this podcast, we uncover the story behind this crucial initiative and the benefits  for our community.

Check-in-with-Council Podcast #16 – New Life For Old Country Bridges

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EP # 15 – PLAYSPACE RENEWALS 

In December the first three of 48 play spaces Council is investing in across our Shire were welcomed by the local communities who co-designed them. 

The Wingecarribee Shire Council team partnered with neighbourhood clubs and organisations to put on a free sausage sizzle and coffee for community members in collaboration with Interchange Australia’s amazing new Coffee Change social enterprise. 

I’m joined by Wingecarribee Shire Council Project Manager, responsible for the play space renewals, Matt Harvey. 

Also Tim Walker-Smith whose daughter Melinda set one of the play space renewals in motion with a letter to Council and Shay Brydon who has brought the brilliant Coffee Change mobile coffee service to the Wingecarribee.

Check-in-with-Council Podcast #15 – Playspace Renewals

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EP # 14 – COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE SCHEME

In this Check in with Council Podcast, Lisa Misgamble, General Manager of Wingecarribee Shire Council, discusses the  Council’s Community Assistance Scheme.

Each year the scheme actively secures donations and grants for local groups and organisations across the Southern Highlands. This initiative empowers community groups to bring their big ideas to life, fostering connections and resilience through Council partnerships and funding schemes that make a genuine difference.

Check-in-with-Council Podcast #14 – Community Assistance Scheme

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EP # 13 – CHRISTMAS IN THE WINGECARRIBEE

In this festive episode of the Check In With Council Podcast, Adam engages in conversation with Lisa Miscamble, General Manager of Wingecarribee Shire Council about the spirited celebrations occurring throughout the region during the holiday season including the triumphant Angels in Our Town event.

They also discuss the festive magic and community driven initiatives shaping Christmas across the Wingecarribee.

Check-in-with-Council Podcast #13 – Christmas in the Wingecarribee

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EP # 12 – BOWRAL MEMORIAL HALL PRESTIGIOUS AWARD & MAJOR PROJECT UPDATES

In this Check In With Council Podcast, Ned Tripkovic, Manager Project Delivery at Wingecarribee Shire Council, discusses with Adam key highlights of the Council’s recent works.

They’ll talk about the Bowral Memorial Hall’s prestigious Master Builder Award, the comprehensive reconstruction of Old South Road and Range Road, their early completion and the vital safety enhancements. Also the upcoming Casburn Park upgrade and its significance as a pivotal space for the Wingello Community.

Check-in-with-Council Podcast #12 – Bowral Memorial Hall Prestigious Award & Major Project Updates

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EP # 11 – FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS & ANGELS IN OUR TOWN 

In this episode of the Check in with Council Podcast, Adam hosts Michaela Bolzan, Creative Director of Festival of Lights and Antionette Sampson, co-founder of Angels in our Town. 

Join them as they describe two fantastic community led events in collaboration with Wingecarribee Shire Council.

Learn all about what’s happening at these remarkable celebrations of community taking place in our shire this December.

To find out more go to: www.festivaloflights.org.au and www.angelsinourtown.org.au

Check-in-with-Council Podcast #11 – Festival of Lights & Angels in our Town

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EP # 10 – CAREER PATHWAYS 

In this Check in with Council Podcast, Adam chats with Meredith Lea, Council’s Community Development Officer and Philip Warwick, Careers Advisor Moss Vale High to talk about how career pathways are facilitated through community collaborations.

Through Careers Expo, Council can offer pathway opportunities, professional development and training for a multitude of career options. At the recent Careers at Council expo positive collaborations were made by Careers Advisors from local schools, TAFE and universities.

Careers at Council Expo fosters wonderful opportunities for local career pathways for young people. The next Expo is on May 22, 2024.

Check-in-with-Council Podcast #10 – Career Pathways

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EP # 9 – POOL SEASON IN THE WINGECARRIBEE 

In this episode of the Check in with Council Podcast, Adam chats with Lisa Miscamble, General Manager of Wingecarribee Shire Council. 

As warm weather returns and Summer holidays approach, getting into Wingecarribee’s pools has never been more convenient and enjoyable.

Join them as they dive into the excitement of Pool Season! 

Check-in-with-Council Podcast #9 – Pool Season in the Wingecarribee

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EP # 8 – CITIZEN AND YOUNG CITIZEN OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS

Welcome to another episode of the Check in with Council Podcast. Host, Adam Stokeld is in conversation with Lisa Miscamble, the General Manager of Wingecarribee Shire Council. They’ll be discussing the heart of our community nominations for Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year.

If you know someone who truly stands out as a community champion, Council is urging you to put their name forward. Stay tuned for an enlightening conversation on nominating an unsung hero of our shire.

Check-in-with-Council Podcast #8 – Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year Nominations

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EP # 7 – Community Circles Wingecarribee

In this Check in with Council Podcast, Adam chats with Rose Shaw, Community Connector for Community Circles Wingecarribee.

It’s all about connecting community members through common interests or circles. You name it, Community Circles Wingecarribee can connect you with a circle to suit…or Rose will help you to get one started

Check-in-with-Council Podcast #7 – Community Circles Wingecarribee

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EP # 6 – Priority Projects

In this episode of the Check in with Council Podcast, Adam is joined by Ned Tripkovic, Manager Project Delivery, Wingecarribee Shire Council. They discuss the latest Council developments on several significant and high priority projects that are currently underway.

Stay informed about the transformative initiatives taking shape in your community.

Check-in-with-Council Podcast, EP #6 – Priority Projects

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EP # 5 – Community Calendar Events

In this episode of the Check in with Council Podcast, Adam is joined by Libby Bain, the Co-ordinator of Tourism and Events at Destination Southern Highlands. They will discuss this year’s exciting Tulip Time Bulb Grab, along with the Arts Trail and Bowral Classic events. 

Tune in to hear more about these wonderful events on the Wingecarribee Shire Council’s community calendar.

Check-in-with-Council Podcast, EP #5 – Community Calendar Events

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EP # 4 – Candidate Sessions and Administrator Village Visits

In this episode of Check in with Council Podcast, Adam speaks with Lisa Miscamble, General Manager Wingecarribee Shire Council.

They discuss candidate sessions and administrator village visits, which have gained momentum as the upcoming elections draw near. 

To equip community members with the knowledge needed for confident voting, a series of formal information sessions has been organised. These sessions aim to prepare candidates for the responsibilities and expectations associated with civic leadership within the Wingecarribee Shire.

Check-in-with-Council Podcast, EP #4 – Candidate Sessions and Administrator Village Visits

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EP # 3 – Christmas In The Wingecarribee

In this episode of Check in With Council Podcast, Adam chats with Lisa Miscamble, General Manager of Wingecarribee Shire Council. Together, they discuss the festive season in Wingecarribee and the heartwarming initiative “Angels in our Town.” 

With the resounding success of this year’s Tulip Time, Council is already gearing up for Christmas in Wingecarribee and it appears there may be some exciting changes in store for this year’s celebrations.

Check-in-with-Council Podcast, EP #3 – Christmas In The Wingecarribee

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EP # 2 – Tulip Time Festival

In this Check in with Council podcast, Adam chats with Libby Bain, Coordinator Tourism and Events Destination Southern Highlands, about this year’s Tulip Time Festival and there’s plenty to discuss.

This year’s festival is shaping up to be biggest and best yet, packed with incredible experiences there’s so much to see and enjoy. 

Check-in-with-Council Podcast, EP #2 – Tulip Time Festival

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EP # 1 – Bushfire Preparedness

In this Check In With Council Podcast, Adam chats with Wingecarribee Shire Council General Manager Lisa Miscamble and Daniel Osborne, District Manager, Southern Highlands Team NSW RFS about bushfire preparedness in the face of the impending  hot summer which awaits us.

Check-in-with-Council Podcast, EP #1 – Bushfire Preparedness

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