Highlands News

New Police Commander

The Hume Police District is welcoming aboard new Commander, Superintendent Paul Condon. He's previously spent two and a half years as the Commander of the Monaro Police District and four years as Commander of the Deniliquin PD. Superintendent Condon has a background in General Duties Policing, working mainly in the Southern Region,...

Truck rollover on Macquarie Pass

The Illawarra Highway is closed in both directions at Macquarie Pass after a truck rolled over on a hairpin bend near Mount Murray Road. Motorists should use Picton Road as an alternative, as Jamberoo Mountain Road is still closed due to a landslide at Knights Hill. The diversion is suitable for all...

Snake with a drinking problem

A Highlands Copperhead snake recently found itself in a spot of bother. Local snake catcher Ray McGibbon was travelling along Tourist Road when he came across this reptile with its head stuck in a coke can. He was eventually able to set it free. Mr. McGibbon is asking people not to be a...

Hill Top home lost in fire

About lunchtime yesterday emergency services were alerted to a blaze in a home on Coats Road. A Mittagong Fire and Rescue crew was among those attending and say the house was well alight when they arrived, with flames seen coming through the roof and large amounts of smoke. Picton Fire and Rescue...

Staff and students pay tribute to John Fahey

Staff and students at Chevalier College have remembered former NSW Premier John Fahey at a school assembly on Friday. Mr. Fahey graduated from the school back in 1958 having been a prefect, a leader in the college’s Young Catholic Society, captain of the First XI cricket team and a member of...

Mittagong Library to re - open

With Corona Virus restrictions easing across the state, Wingecarribee Council has announced that the Mittagong Library will re - open to the public on Tuesday October 6. 15 patrons will be allowed at any one time with the first hour of trade each day dedicated to vulnerable people. The library will be...

Woman doused with petrol in Moss Vale

  A man has been charged in connection with a domestic incident at Moss Vale where a woman was allegedly doused with petrol. The incident took place at a home on Saturday August 15 and then reported to Police the following day. A 32-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday August 19 where he...

3801 passing through the Highlands

Trains enthusiasts across the Highlands will have more opportunities to see one of our most famous steam trains. Locomotive 3801 will be travelling from Thilmere to Goulburn and back today. Further trips over the weekend will be confirmed by Transport Heritage NSW with the aim of training crews and putting the Loco...

Asphalt spill in Bowral

Wingecarribee Council work crews have now cleaned up an asphalt spill from a truck in Bowral. The incident which involved a  contractor took place just after 2pm on Wednesday, along Merrigang Street. A Council Spokesperson says a bin containing the asphalt spilt onto the side of the road. The cab of the truck...

Robbo to add another first grade team

Some changes for the upcoming Highlands District cricket season. Robertson Burrawang will be including a second team in the first grade competition. President Aaron De Jager says they have a number of talented young players and would like to given them an opportunity to play in the top grade. The side will include...

Cafe announced for regional art gallery

Moonacres at Robertson will be setting up a Cafe at the new Southern Highlands Regional Art Gallery. Construction on the gallery is expected to start soon and be completed by August next year. Wingecarribee Councillor and Gallery supporter Larry Whipper believes the cafe will be a great fit for the new project. It...

Maintenance work on Macquarie Pass

The Illawarra Highway will close for a fourth straight night this evening as Transport for NSW continues vital maintenance on Macquarie Pass. The highway will close at 8pm between Tullimbar and Mount Murray Road before reopening at 5 tomorrow morning. With Jamberoo Moutain Road still out of commission.. the only way round...

Hayfever or COVID19?

Is it hayfever or should you get tested for COVID19? With the increase in pollen in the air, many people are or will experience sneezing, a runny nose or itchy eyes. Chair of the Southern Highlands of Division of General Practice Dr. Vince Roche is advising people with these symptoms to to...

State Funeral date announced

The life of former NSW Premier John Fahey will be remembered at a State Funeral taking place at St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney on Friday. Due to COVID19 the service will be restricted to family and friends. Mr. Fahey represented the Southern Highlands as a local member and also attended Chevalier College...

Long service medal for RFS member

Retired Rural Fire Service Group Officer Bill Dunn has been recognised for his service. The 85 year old Wingecarribee resident joined the organisation when he was 15 years old. He still helps out at the Wingecarribee Fire Control Centre. This week he received a long service medal for 70 year of service from...

Regional tourism grants for the Highlands

Four projects across the Southern Highlands have received funding from the Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants Program. All of these are organised by Wingecarribee Council and are listed below: * Pie Time 2021 $40,000 * Savour the Unexpected $50,000 * Southern Highlands Business Events $20,000 * Wander the Wingecarribee 2021 $30,000. This is the third funding...

Cherry Tree Walk in full bloom

What a splendid sight in Bowral. This is a photo of Cherry Tree Walk in full bloom. The walk can be accessed by parking in the Bowral Swimming Pool carpark ( Oxley Drive ). Dogs are welcome, but they have to been on a lead. IMAGE CREDIT: Duncan McLennan

Crunch time for Don Bradman cricket pitch

A decision on whether to save Don Bradman's childhood cricket pitch in Bowral is not far away. The pitch is situated on land behind St. Jude's Anglican Church. Lendlease currently has plans on the table for seniors living. The DA is now before Land and Environment Court and the Commissioner will be on...

Bridge closure scheduled

Wingecarribee Street bridge which connects Kirhham Street to Station Street will be temporarily closed from 6.30pm Friday September 18 until 6.30pm Sunday September 20. Work crews will be carrying road pavement rehabilitation works. Motorists are being encouraged to use the alternate Kirkham Road access situated north on Mittagong Road. Pedestrian access across the...