Highlands News

Training exercise in Burradoo

Firefighters will be honing their skills at a property along Moss Vale Road in Burradoo on Saturday and Sunday. A house near the bus stop which is about to be demolished will be filled with simulated smoke. Fire & Rescue Duty Commander for the Southern Highlands Bruce Dowling said they'll be carrying...

Child locked in vehicle at Tahmoor

Emergency Services have been called to Tahmoor after a child got locked in a car. The incident started around 10 o'clock this morning in the Food Works car park on Remembrance Drive. About half an hour a spare set of keys were found and the child was released. Police, Fire & Rescue NSW...

Crash between motorcycle & vehicle at Mittagong

Emergency Services have been called to a crash between a motorcycle and vehicle at Mittagong. The incident took place just after nine o'clock last night on Bowral Road near Pioneer Street. A 19 year old man who was riding the motorcycle was treated at the scene and then airlifted from the Mittagong...

Prestigous award for Buxton playground

Wollondilly Council has picked up a prestigious award for its work on the ‘Telopea Park RFS Fire Truck Memorial Playground at Buxton. The project was been named Parks and Leisure Australia's Best Regional/Rural Industry Contribution Award Winner. It was built in honour of Geoffrey Keaton and Andrew Dwyer who lost their lives...

Skydiver injured at Wilton

A skydiver has been injured after a hard landing at Wilton. Emergency Services responded just before nine o'clock this morning. A man in 20's was taken to Liverpool Hospital. He has minor leg injuries. Image: NSW Ambulance

Covid update for Wingecarribee

Covid19 cases remain steady across the Wingecarribee Shire. According to NSW Health, the last positive case was reported on November 20. As of eight o'clock last night there was one active case in the shire. Across the state, and NSW has had another day without a Covid death. 170 people are in hospital with...

Body found at Wilton

The body of a man reported missing from Wilton earlier this month has been located in bushland. The 27-year-old man was last seen on Ambrose Drive in Wilton on Tuesday November 16. Officers attached to Camden Police Area Command commenced inquiries into his whereabouts. On Saturday - a body was located in bushland...

Highlands Storm to enter group seven first grade

Some big news for the Highlands Storm! The club has had its application to play in the group seven competition next season approved. President Peter Howard said they want to focus on developing local talent rather than paying players from out of area. "Sometimes people can waste money in the short term, we're...

Crash at Sutton Forest

A man and woman have been taken to Bowral Hospital with minor injuries after an earlier crash at Sutton Forest. Around 9:15am two vehicles collided on the Hume Highway in the southbound lanes near Belanglo Road. Emergency Services have now cleared the site. Four Paramedic crews were in attendance. Image: NSW Paramedics

Highlands GP concerned with mask changes

The Chair of the Southern Highlands Division of General Practice believes a decision to allow shoppers not wear masks from December 15 is a little bit shortsighted. Masks will still be worn on public transport and at airports and high risk venues, but a push by health officials for the rules...

Theft & vandalism in Colo Vale

Police have been contacted about a number of vandalism and theft incidents at Colo Vale. Between November 9 and 11 the culprits attempted to take the bronze ADF emblem at the war memorial, tried to gain access to the men's shed and broke a number of locks at the hall. A push...

Increase in ticks across Coast & Highlands

A Highlands vet has dealt with a number of tick cases from Hill Top and Colo Vale over the past couple of weeks. The parasites are thriving at the moment because of the constant moisture and humidity. Diederick Gelderman from the Highlands Veterinary Hospital in Braemar has some important advice for locals...

Man of the match performance for Bowral cricketer

Bowral cricketer Hayden Kerr put in a man of the match performance for NSW in their win over Victoria in the Marsh One Day Cup. The former Chevalier College student scored 43 off 41 balls and picked up to 2/16 with the ball. That included the wicket of former test bat Peter...

Calls for Bowral tip to be closed

Residents fed up with the smell and dust being omitted from the Bowral Tip are now calling on the facility to be closed. They've set up a petition with the aim of getting 500 signatures and so far 300 people have signed it. Stephane Bourrigaud who lives on Railway Parade said the...

Gifts needed for Christmas giving trees

The BDCU Alliance Bank is collecting unwrapped gifts underneath its Christmas Giving trees in Bowral and Moss Vale. The gifts will be passed on to the Salvation Army and handed out at the Christmas Drive thru at the Southern Highlands Christian School on December 23. Head of Marketing and Community Matt Sewell...

Cockatoo run to return after covid layoff

After a lengthy layoff due to covid19, the Cockatoo Run will be returning to the Southern Highlands on December 5. At full capacity the train will carry around 200 passengers, with stops at Summit Tank in the Illawarra, Robertson and Moss Vale along the way. East Coast Heritage Rail General Manager James...

Mittagong crossfitter to make comeback

Mittagong Crossfitter Ricky Garard is making a return to competition after a four year ban. The 27 year old had a major setback in 2017 when he tested positive to performance enhancing drugs. Ricky now wants to make amends for the past when he competes at the Dubai CrossFit Championships in three...

Quilty to address mid week economy

A number of guest speakers will be making an appearance at the Moss Vale and Rural Chamber of Commerce's next gathering at the Bowral Rugby Club on December 1. That includes Wingecarribee Council's General Manager Lisa Miscamble and Southern Highlands Art Gallery Founder Ben Quilty. Chamber Spokesperson Brigid Kennedy said they want...

Bowral Blues back in first grade

The Bowral Blues have ended with a drew in their first match back in first grade after a five year layoff. The side batted first against Bowral and finished on 2/61 before the rain came down. Club Captain Brett McAulay said they'll now turn their attention towards their next match against Hill...