Planning Matters

Voting has now commenced for the Planning Matters photo competition. Closes 9am Monday 16 December 2019

Check out the entries and VOTE for your faves in the four categories below.


We love living in the Southern Highlands but what is it that makes the character of this place so special?

Share your personal image of the Highlands.

Residents of all ages are invited to explore and celebrate our people, places, landscapes and buildings. We’re looking for images and thoughts which reflect the attributes that contribute to the character of our Southern Highlands.

These will then be used to identify aspirations for the different towns and villages within the Shire and to develop local character statements which the community can consider and hopefully endorse for future planning purposes.


Place a photo or marker on the map and share a story

Take a photo which represents the character of our Shire and then upload it in one of the four pin themes - people, place, landscape or buildings.

Not all of us are photographers so if you'd like to share your thoughts about favourite locations without the hassle of uploading a photo please do so. You'll be helping develop an understanding of the local landmarks and places that are important to our community.

Add your marker and photo in the Photo and Mapping Tool.Sign up to participate

Tell us why you love the Southern Highlands in the Stories Tool.


Check out the entries and VOTE for your faves in the four categories below.


We love living in the Southern Highlands but what is it that makes the character of this place so special?

Share your personal image of the Highlands.

Residents of all ages are invited to explore and celebrate our people, places, landscapes and buildings. We’re looking for images and thoughts which reflect the attributes that contribute to the character of our Southern Highlands.

These will then be used to identify aspirations for the different towns and villages within the Shire and to develop local character statements which the community can consider and hopefully endorse for future planning purposes.


Place a photo or marker on the map and share a story

Take a photo which represents the character of our Shire and then upload it in one of the four pin themes - people, place, landscape or buildings.

Not all of us are photographers so if you'd like to share your thoughts about favourite locations without the hassle of uploading a photo please do so. You'll be helping develop an understanding of the local landmarks and places that are important to our community.

Add your marker and photo in the Photo and Mapping Tool.Sign up to participate

Tell us why you love the Southern Highlands in the Stories Tool.


  • Show some love for your favourites!

    2 months ago
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    Thank you to everyone who contributed a photo to the contest.

    Over the past few weeks, a small team of staff has reviewed the photos to create a shortlist. We were overwhelmed with the quality and quantity of photos so it's no longer a "short" list and we are going to leave it to the community to decide from here.

    Please take a look at the shortlist and vote for your favorites. Only registered members are allowed to vote. (This ensures that individuals only vote once.) You can vote for as many photos as you like in each category. The photographer of the photo with the most votes in each category will receive a $100 Master Card prize.

    NOTE: There were 288 photos shared with us but only 204 were entered in the competition. It was really difficult to choose which photos would make it into the shortlist but it came down to the quality of image and composition plus some had to be removed because of watermarks.

    Thank you to everyone who contributed a photo to the contest.

    Over the past few weeks, a small team of staff has reviewed the photos to create a shortlist. We were overwhelmed with the quality and quantity of photos so it's no longer a "short" list and we are going to leave it to the community to decide from here.

    Please take a look at the shortlist and vote for your favorites. Only registered members are allowed to vote. (This ensures that individuals only vote once.) You can vote for as many photos as you like in each category. The photographer of the photo with the most votes in each category will receive a $100 Master Card prize.

    NOTE: There were 288 photos shared with us but only 204 were entered in the competition. It was really difficult to choose which photos would make it into the shortlist but it came down to the quality of image and composition plus some had to be removed because of watermarks.
  • Competition closed but you can still share photos

    5 months ago

    Wow! We have been so excited to see the many photos shared by our community.

    During the photo competition period:

    • there were 1,340 visits to the project page
    • on one day we had 87 visitors!
    • 76 individual participants pinned 288 photos in the mapping tool
    • 3 stories were shared

    The project team is now going through entries but would like to thank everyone who participated in the competition.

    You can still share stories and photos but they will not be judged.

    Wow! We have been so excited to see the many photos shared by our community.

    During the photo competition period:

    • there were 1,340 visits to the project page
    • on one day we had 87 visitors!
    • 76 individual participants pinned 288 photos in the mapping tool
    • 3 stories were shared

    The project team is now going through entries but would like to thank everyone who participated in the competition.

    You can still share stories and photos but they will not be judged.

  • Share your personal image of the Highlands.

    2 months ago
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    Residents of all ages are invited to explore and celebrate our people, places, landscapes and buildings. We’re looking for images and thoughts which reflect the attributes that contribute to the character of our Southern Highlands.

    These will then be used to identify aspirations for the different towns and villages within the Shire and to develop local character statements which the community can consider and hopefully endorse for future planning purposes.


    Place a photo or marker on the map and share a story

    Take a photo which represents the character of our Shire and then upload it in one of the four pin themes - people, place, landscape or buildings.

    Not all of us are photographers so if you'd like to share your thoughts about favourite locations without the hassle of uploading a photo please do so. You'll be helping develop an understanding of the local landmarks and places that are important to our community.

    Add your marker and photo in the Photo Competition and Mapping Tool.

    Tell us why you love the Southern Highlands in the Stories Tool.

    Residents of all ages are invited to explore and celebrate our people, places, landscapes and buildings. We’re looking for images and thoughts which reflect the attributes that contribute to the character of our Southern Highlands.

    These will then be used to identify aspirations for the different towns and villages within the Shire and to develop local character statements which the community can consider and hopefully endorse for future planning purposes.


    Place a photo or marker on the map and share a story

    Take a photo which represents the character of our Shire and then upload it in one of the four pin themes - people, place, landscape or buildings.

    Not all of us are photographers so if you'd like to share your thoughts about favourite locations without the hassle of uploading a photo please do so. You'll be helping develop an understanding of the local landmarks and places that are important to our community.

    Add your marker and photo in the Photo Competition and Mapping Tool.

    Tell us why you love the Southern Highlands in the Stories Tool.

  • CATEGORIES

    2 months ago
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    Residents of all ages are invited to explore and celebrate our people, places, landscapes and buildings. We’re looking for images and thoughts which reflect the attributes that contribute to the character of our Southern Highlands.



    PEOPLE : Who are the people who live here? What makes them unique? How do people experience their place? What images reflect what life is like here for people?
    PLACE : Can you share an image that illustrates what it’s like to live here on a day-to-day basis? What makes this place a success? What drives businesses and the local economy? Do you have images that reflect how the place has changed over time? What is it like to experience this place, to move around and enjoy it day to day? How does the pattern of roads, blocks and lots impact the qualities of this place?
    LANDSCAPE : What are the qualities of your place? How does the landform, topography, climate, vegetation, creeks and the views influence your perception of the place? How does the landscape change at different times of day / year? What are the key landmarks that define your place? What are the short and long distance views that need to be protected? What spaces are loved by the community?
    BUILDINGS : What buildings and/or landmarks are uniqueto this place and need to be protected? What images reflect the mix and character of local buildings you like? This includes age, use, location, height, materials and building style.

    Residents of all ages are invited to explore and celebrate our people, places, landscapes and buildings. We’re looking for images and thoughts which reflect the attributes that contribute to the character of our Southern Highlands.



    PEOPLE : Who are the people who live here? What makes them unique? How do people experience their place? What images reflect what life is like here for people?
    PLACE : Can you share an image that illustrates what it’s like to live here on a day-to-day basis? What makes this place a success? What drives businesses and the local economy? Do you have images that reflect how the place has changed over time? What is it like to experience this place, to move around and enjoy it day to day? How does the pattern of roads, blocks and lots impact the qualities of this place?
    LANDSCAPE : What are the qualities of your place? How does the landform, topography, climate, vegetation, creeks and the views influence your perception of the place? How does the landscape change at different times of day / year? What are the key landmarks that define your place? What are the short and long distance views that need to be protected? What spaces are loved by the community?
    BUILDINGS : What buildings and/or landmarks are uniqueto this place and need to be protected? What images reflect the mix and character of local buildings you like? This includes age, use, location, height, materials and building style.
  • Photo Competition

    2 months ago

    Get snapping and WIN in our Planning Matters photo competition 👉 www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au/planning.

    Hurry, entries close Friday 16 August 2019.

    How many times can I enter the competition?

    Enter as many times as you like. You might have several photos at the same location or have some from places across the shire. Only one photo can be uploaded at a time.

    Are there any conditions for entry into the competition?

    Yes we have some Conditions of Entry here.

    How do I enter the photo competition?

    To enter the photo competition, participants must be registered on www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au and provide their...

    Get snapping and WIN in our Planning Matters photo competition 👉 www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au/planning.

    Hurry, entries close Friday 16 August 2019.

    How many times can I enter the competition?

    Enter as many times as you like. You might have several photos at the same location or have some from places across the shire. Only one photo can be uploaded at a time.

    Are there any conditions for entry into the competition?

    Yes we have some Conditions of Entry here.

    How do I enter the photo competition?

    To enter the photo competition, participants must be registered on www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au and provide their full name and email address.

    Previously registered people may use the ‘forgotten password’ feature and are encouraged to update their details.

    To register visit www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au/login

    To change passwords visit www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au/users/password/new