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Highlands News

Collectors paradise at Burrawang Cricket Fair

Some of the most dedicated and passionate Collectors of cricket memorabilia will be attending this Sunday's Burrawang Cricket Collectors Fair. The event is taking place at the Burrawang School of Arts from 10am. Organiser Andrew Leeming who owns Sir Donald Bradman's former house in Bowral says the fair is not about bats...

Trouble brewing at council

It appears the relationship between Wingecarribee Mayor Ken Halstead and General Manager Ann Prendergast is on thin ice. It comes as more and more residents come forward to share examples of where council delays have cost them thousands and thousands of dollars. It's also been revealed the staff turnover for the planning...

50 per cent chance of El Nino

The Bureau of Meteorology says there's a possibility of more dry weather conditions across Eastern parts of Australia between August and October. A majority of models are indicating we could also shift into El Nino. During El Nino, rainfall in eastern parts of Australia is typically below average during winter–spring and daytime...

Man killed in crash at Pheasants Nest

A man has died after he crashed his vehicle at Pheasants Nest. Around 8:15 this morning, the 74 year old was travelling along the Hume Motorway, near Picton Road, when his Jaguar veered off the road and rolled. He was treated at the scene by Paramedics and then rushed to Liverpool Hospital...

Power plant up in the air

Plans to build a gas-fired power plant near Marulan are being re - evaluated. Energy Australia first proposed the project back in 2008 with plans to build a 700MW power plant on Canyonleigh Road at Brayton. However the company recently posted a statement on its website, saying a decision on the project...

Lucky escape at Colo Vale - One truck transporting fuel

It was a close call for two truck drivers who collided in the southbound lanes of the Hume Highway at Colo Vale. The incident took place around 5:45 last night, just north of the Old Hume Highway. One of the trucks was transporting fuel. Meanwhile one person was taken to Bowral Hospital with...

Break & enter at Bundanoon Hotel

Police are seeking information about a break and enter at the Bundanoon Hotel. The incident took place in the early hours of Sunday morning. A sum of cash was stolen and a number of poker machines were damaged. Anyone who recognises the person in this photo is being asked to contact Crime Stoppers...

Take note: Severe weather warning for damaging winds

With a severe weather warning in place for damaging winds, the Southern Highlands Rural Fire Service is asking people to avoid carrying out any burning today. There have been a number of examples of escaped pile burns of late, where landholders have failed to read the weather conditions. Inspector David Stimson is...

Illawarra Business Chamber to meet with fed up businesses

Fed up businesses in the Southern Highlands are expected to vent their frustration at a meeting being organised by the Illawarra Business Chamber and Southern Highlands Chamber of Commerce at the Gibraltar Hotel on Thursday from 7am. The meeting was called, following the cancellation of the Southern Highlands Food and Wine...

Investigation into Burrawang property damage

Police are seeking information about a number of incidents at Burrawang where property was damaged. Anyone who recognises the person in this photo is being asked to phone Police. Alternatively anyone who saw any vehicles in Church Street around 10pm on July 5 are also being asked to come forward. Phone Crimestoppers on...

Food and wine festival saved, now to be held at Bradman Oval

After continuing council delays for the Southern Highlands food and wine festival site in Berrima caused its cancellation, the agricultural and tourism industries of the Southern Highlands have rallied together and found a suitable alternative site to host the festival in 2018, with the festival to now go ahead over...

Electric vehicle fast charger for Moss Vale

Moss Vale has been listed as one of a number of locations across the state where super - fast charging stations for electric cars will be rolled out across NSW. Next Monday, the NRMA will open two charging stations at Jindabyne, which will allow motorists to charge their vehicles within 30...

Teacher charged with allegedly assaulting teenage girl

A southern Highlands teacher has been charged with alleged sexual assault. Late last year, Police received information that a 17 year old female student had been sexually assaulted by a male teacher in Colo Vale back in March 2017. Detectives from the Hume Police District carried out an investigation and arrested a...

Soil compaction a key concern for BRA

The Berrima Residents Association has listed soil compaction as one on the reasons why they're opposed to the Southern Highlands Food and Wine Festival being held in the grounds of Berrima Marketplace. The Association made contact with Councillor Larry Whipper and Greens Councillor Gordon Markwart and the matter was set down...

Saleyards to remain in public hands

The Southern Regional Livestock Exchange will remain in public hands for the time being At Wednesday's council meeting, all nine Councillors agreed that selling the facility wouldn't be the best option for now. A service delivery review was also presented to council at the meeting. Council is currently awaiting the outcome of a...

BOM says conditions too warm for snow flakes

The Bureau of Meteorology says what people thought was snow falling in Bowral this afternoon, was most likely very light hail that fell through thunderstorms in the area. The temperature at the time was just under 10 degrees, which is a bit too warm for snow flakes to be sustained Senior Forecaster...

East Bowral home flooded

Residents are being urged to makesure they have enough insulation around their hot water pipes. Last night fire crews from Bowral and Mittagong were called to a home in East Bowral after an alarm went off. When they forced they're way into the residence, they noticed the house was completely flooded. This was...

Food & Wine Festival cancelled due to vocal minority

In breaking news this morning, the Southern Highlands Food and Wine Association has decided to cancel this year's Southern Highlands Food and Wine Festival. The decision has been made because of delays in getting a development application approved to hold the festival at Berrima instead of Corbett Gardens. Association President Mark Bourne...

Residents say no to concrete poles

Residents at Berrima have raised concerns about what they believe is a potential threat to the heritage value of their village after Endeavour Energy recently tried to erect concrete power poles on Jellore Street. The threat was averted due to strong opposition from local residents, Goulburn MP Pru Goward and Wingecarribee...