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Livestock Loss Update at Sutton Forest

A full investigation is now underway after a large number of cattle were hit on the Hume Highway at Sutton Forest Emergency Services responded around 8:30 and found a prime mover semi trailer, a Volkswagen Transporter and a Honda Civic had all collided with 14 cattle on the roadway. 11 of the...

Councillor defends pay increase

Wingecarribee Councillor Graham McLaughlin is defending his colleagues' decision to accept a 2.5 per cent pay increase recommended by the Local Government Remuneration Tribunal. It comes as ratepayers face a 43.5 per cent accumulative increase and an emergency services levy. Councillors voted eight votes to one in favour of the rise. Councillor McLaughlin...

Life Saving Journey to pass through the Highlands

A man who's running from Sydney to Canberra to raise awareness about depression will be passing through the Southern Highlands later this afternoon. Brendan Greenwood had a traumatic response when his wife suffered an abruption which almost claimed both her life and that of their young daughter. All his thoughts went back...

Councillor Turns Focus onto Bundanoon Pool

Debate continues about the future of swimming pools in the shire after Wingecarribee Councillor Gary Turland described the current situation as being unsustainable. Over the last three years council has spent $11.7 million dollars on maintaining facilities at Bundanoon, Moss Vale, Bowral and Mittagong. Councillor Gary Turland has spruiked the idea of...

Traffic Chaos on Highway at Sutton Forest

There was traffic chaos on the Hume Highway tonight at Sutton Forest after 10 cows were hit by oncoming traffic. Just before nine o'clock a large number of cows escaped from a paddock and wandered across the southbound lanes of the Highway near the Illawarra Highway off ramp. At least 10 were...

Hume MP releases statement on Manchester Bombing

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor has released a statement since the Manchester bombing and has expressed his deepest sympathies to the families of the victims. Mr. Taylor has gone onto say, that as the father of four children, the horror he feels at these young lives being targeted is hard...

Hume Coal concerned about Political Intervention

The Battle 4 Berrima Group met with NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian yesterday to discuss their concerns about the Hume Coal Mining Proposal. However not everyone's happy about it including Hume Coal. Spokesperson Ben Fitzsimmons believes the group is interfering with the planning process and says it's not the approach they'll be taking. He...

Councillor Turland calls for re - think on our Pools

Wingecarribee Councillor Gary Turland says council needs a re - think on the future of our pools. Over the last three years council has spent more than $11.7 million dollars on the shire's four pools including Bundanoon, Moss Vale, Bowral and Mittagong. Councillor Turland has told WIN NEWS we should start all...

Councillors accept pay increase

Wingecarribee Councillors have voted eight votes to one in favour of accepting a 2.5 per cent pay increase recommended by the Local Government Remuneration Tribunal. Councillor Ian Scandrett refused to accept the rise and will donate his to charity. Meanwhile Mayor Ken Halstead and Councillor Gary Turland will also donate theirs to...

Feeling Frustrated?

Can anyone explain why freight trains at the Suttor Road Railway Crossing at Moss Vale stop dead in their tracks, right across the railway crossing where cars pass? This has been witnessed a number of times over the past couple of weeks and at times for up to 30 minutes, possible...

Bundanoon Pianist to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York

Bundanoon pianist Andrew Rumsey will be heading to New York on Monday to perform at Carnegie Hall. During his trip to promote Australian music, Mr. Rumsey will also be making a number of other appearances at the Miama and Atlantic Music Festivals and the Australian Embassy in Washington DC. The former Oxley...

Whitlam MP calls for debate on low wages growth

Member for Whitlam Stephen Jones is calling on the Government to schedule a debate about wages. Mr. Jones has told Parliament that wages growth is at an all time low, given it was 1.9 per cent in 2016 and less in the last quarter and believes the Government doesn't have a...

Youth Opportunities Funding

Member for Wollondilly Jai Rowell is encouraging local organisations to apply for a share in the State Government's $1.1 million dollar Youth Opportunities funding programme. One-off grants of up to $50,000 are available for projects that engage young people to lead and participate in community development activities. To apply for a Youth...

Battle 4 Berrima Group pays for independent Galaxy Poll

The Battle 4 Berrima Group has confirmed it engaged the services of Galaxy research to conduct an independent poll of 400 people in the Southern Highlands about the Hume Coal mining proposal. The poll found that 59 per cent of residents oppose the proposal – including 47% who strongly oppose it. Meanwhile...

Councillors to vote on pay increase

Wingecarribee Councillors will decide tonight, whether to give themselves a pay increase. The Local Government Remuneration tribunal is recommending Councillors and Mayors across the state get a 2.5 per cent increase over the next financial year. Our elected Councillors currently receive $18,840 per annum and $41,090 for the Mayor. The news is not...

Stars of the Show at Dance for Cancer Night!

2st and Power FM'S Thomas Farquar and his dancing partner Marie Fischer were the stars of the show at the recent Stars of Southern Highlands Dance for Cancer night. The pair's hip hop routine took the crowd by storm. Local Real Estate Agent Duncan Hill won the People's Choice Award and raised...

Full investigation into horrific crash at Pheasants Nest

A crash investigation unit is making further enquiries into an horrific crash in the southbound lanes of the Hume Highway at Pheasants Nest on Saturday afternoon which resulted in a motorcyclist having his arm amputated. A number of witnesses have reported a Subaru Forester driven by a 72 year old woman...

Stolen car found burnt out at Hill Top

Police and the Rural Fire Service have responded to a car fire at Hill Top. Around 1am yesterday Officers were called to Wilson Drive where they found a Mitsubishi Utility well alight. Further checks have revealed the car was stolen from Tahmoor Railway Station the previous day. Anyone with information is being asked...

Disqualified Driver caught behind the wheel

A man from Bargo has been charged with disqualified driving and alleged drug possession. Around 2am yesterday Police stopped the 42 year old's Nissan four wheel drive travelling along Wilson Drive at Hill Top with checks revealing the man was disqualified from driving until 2032. Officers also found a small quantity of...