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.


Photo and Mapping Tool

6 months


What makes our shire attractive to you? Is there a spot you admire every time you travel past it? 

Share your favourite places and help us capture the essence of the Southern Highlands and your neighbourhood.

JOIN IN : 

  • Click on the + and select a themed pin and drag it to the location you admire. 
  • Take a few moments to tell us what you like about this spot and why it captures your attention.
  • Upload the photo taken at this spot.
  • To see what others have submitted - click on a pin.
  • Multiple photos can be uploaded for the...


What makes our shire attractive to you? Is there a spot you admire every time you travel past it? 

Share your favourite places and help us capture the essence of the Southern Highlands and your neighbourhood.

JOIN IN : 

  • Click on the + and select a themed pin and drag it to the location you admire. 
  • Take a few moments to tell us what you like about this spot and why it captures your attention.
  • Upload the photo taken at this spot.
  • To see what others have submitted - click on a pin.
  • Multiple photos can be uploaded for the same location but a separate pin is needed for each. 
  • Add as many times as you like.
  • Record the name of people captured in images and ensure you obtained their permission. 
  • If you can't see a satellite image of the area in the map please change to Chrome - we discovered that Windows Explorer is not compatible).