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.


Share your story. 

How long have you lived in the Shire? Why do you live in the Southern Highlands. What do you love about it?

Enter your story in the space provided below. Give it a title. A standard editing toolbar is provided with options available to add photos, video and links in your story. You can also decide whether you are happy for others to comment. Stories and comments will be checked for offensive or inappropriate material which does not comply with Moderation Rules before publishing on this site which may take 24 to 48 hours. We will advise via email of acceptance.

Thanks for sharing your story!

We will take a look at your submission as soon as possible (not over weekends) and notify you when it has been accepted and posted.

If it is rejected we will tell you why and you will have an opportunity to make changes to accommodate our concerns.

If you'd like to edit your submission you can click on the story and then click on the pencil icon.


For further assistance with the submission please email engagement@wsc.nsw.gov.au or call 02 4868 0888

Regards,

Community Engagement Coordinator | Wingecarribee Shire Council


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