Circular Plastics Program – Grants Program 💰

With the banning of single-use plastics across NSW, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is facilitating a grants program! Available funding A total of $5 million is available under Round 1. Funding will be available through two streams: Aims The Circular Plastics Program provides new grant funding opportunities under the $10 million Circular Materials Fund (CMF). […]

NSW Small Business Month IS HERE! 🌟

Dive into the hundreds of free events available during NSW Small Business Month to help your business. Learn a new skill, find business opportunities, hear from industry experts and connect with other small businesses! A range of events take are taking place throughout November. Head to the NSW Small Business Month website to browse the events and register! Week […]

Innovate with nbn® Grants Program 🧑‍💻

Applications for the 2022 Innovate with nbn® Grants Program are now open! There is $125,000 in total funding up for grabs to support regional and remote businesses to drive the development and adoption of their ideas.  Applications CLOSE midnight Sunday 20th November. “Businesses throughout regional and remote Australia often face numerous challenges. Whether it be related to […]

Australian High Altitude Wine Awards Night 🍷🏅

“JOIN US ON FRIDAY 28 OCTOBER AS WE RAISE A GLASS TO THE AWARD-WINNING WINE FROM 2022 IN THE COMPANY OF AUSTRALIA’S MOST OUTSTANDING HIGH-ALTITUDE WINEMAKERS” 📍 Where Southern Highlands Winery 42 Oldbury Rd Sutton Forest, NSW, 2577 🗓️ When Friday 28 October 6.30 – 8.30 PM Open to regions from all over Australia, the […]

Local Jobs Program – Hospitality Hiring Campaign 🍽️

Is Hiring is an initiative focused on getting people into jobs and training rapidly via short-term, intensive hiring campaigns. These campaigns are directed at sectors, locations or specific jobseeker cohorts experiencing worker shortages, high unemployment or general employer-jobseeker disconnect. Each Is Hiring campaign has a clear start and end date, and can include any or all […]

Investing in Education Assets to Address Skill Shortages 🧑‍⚕️ – .id Article

.id (Informed Decisions) outlines, in a very comprehensive article, how the health sector is experiencing a shortage of healthcare professionals and how this shortage is expected to get worse. John Kim outlines the data about healthcare professionals and education interest & availability using rural areas of Victoria and NSW as examples. The framework consists of several […]

Living In a Growth Area 🏘️📈

The Southern Highlands has seen a growth in population over the last few years. It’s important to know how living in an area of growth can affect its overall liveability and what the future needs & experiences may be for its residents and facilities. .id (Informed Decisions) and the NGAA (National Growth Areas Alliance) have […]

Hirer Survey – Council Halls and Community Centres 📝

The Wingecarribee Shire Council are putting out a survey regarding how “…halls and community centres are utilised, ease of use of Council’s booking system and the standard of facilities, to enable Council to streamline and improve its processes.” If you are passionate about community spaces & facilities and their ease of access, then be sure […]

Tulips After Dark 🌷🌙

This year’s Tulip Time involves a special ticketed event, “Tulips After Dark”! The event takes place on Friday & Saturday Evenings from 6 pm – 9 pm, throughout Tulip Time. During Tulips After Dark, you’ll be able to see the magnificent tulip displays lit up, experience a Tulip Time Bar that features local wines and […]

Tulip Time 2022 🌷

Get ready for increased visitation! Make sure your business is prepared for the thousands of people who come to the Highlands to experience the annual Tulip Time! The Tulip Time Festival is held every year in Spring in the Southern Highlands. The focus of Tulip Time is the spectacular display of 75,000 mass-planted tulips in […]