Highlands News

Cyclist killed following crash at Goulburn

A cyclist has died following a crash in Goulburn last week. About 4pm, last Thursday, a bicycle travelling on Auburn Street and a utility travelling east on Mundy Street collided at a roundabout. The 40 year old cyclist was airlifted to Canberra Hospital in a serious condition. He died on Saturday around 4pm. The...

Fire permits suspended

The hot temperatures are here to stay with us until a cool change arrives tomorrow evening. The mercury will rise to 34 today and 35 tomorrow. Gabrielle Woodhouse from the Bureau of Meteorology says the conditions are being caused by a number of factors including a high pressure system over the Tasman...

Have your say about climate change strategy

Wingecarribee Council is seeking input from locals to help shape the shire's 10 year Environment and Climate Change Strategy. You can provide feedback by answering a short survey on your say Wingecarribee. https://www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au/climate-change/survey_tools/wingecarribee-enviro-strategy Council staff will also be conducting a number of pop up shops at the following locations: Tuesday, 2nd February 9.30am -...

Ex-NRL star Burgess testifies in Moss Vale Local Court

Former NRL club captain Sam Burgess dubbed his ex-wife's father "a bad person" as the former mining lobbyist yelled "no one loves you" amid a heated argument now subject of a criminal charge, a court has heard. A NSW magistrate on Friday resumed a hearing over Mitch Hooke's allegation he was...

Box Vale walking track at Welby back open

The Box Vale Walking Track at Welby has re - opened to the public this morning. The popular track was closed late last week after a major tree came down blocking the track. Wingecarribee Council’s arborist inspected the damage and throughout the week their Bushcare Team removed the tree eventually re-opening it. The...

Truck rollover on Macquarie Pass

UPDATE: Road has re - opened. Emergency Services have been called to Macquarie Pass on the Illawarra Highway after a truck rolled over. The incident started around 10:15am near Clover Hill Road and traffic is slow in both directions. Motorists in the area are being asked to exercise caution. The driver suffered minor injuries,...

New group to back Independents

A new group has been set up in the Southern Highlands aimed at taking it to the major political parties. Voices of Hume is made up from members who reside in the five LGA's of the Hume Electorate including the Wingecarribee, Wollondilly, Camden, Goulburn Mulwaree and Upper Lachlan Shire. The group has...

Australia Day celebrations scaled back

A reminder about Australia Day celebrations across the Wingecarribee. Due to Covid19 the annual Berrima festivities have been cancelled including the parade and markets Both the Citizenship Ceremony and Citizen of the Year announcements at the Moss Vale Services Club are invitation only. Mayor Duncan Gair says that while this year's celebrations were...

Youth mentoring program in the Highlands

The Southern Highlands Foundation is getting behind a youth mentoring program at Bowral and Moss Vale High Schools in term 2. Spokeswoman Shelley Boyce says the program is designed to improve confidence, resilience and the ability to set goals. The Raise Foundation which is assisting with the rollout of the program needs...

Crown reserves funding

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman has announced funding for a number of Crown land reserves and community facilities in the region. More than $97,000 has been allocated for the Robertson School of Arts to build a bitumen driveway and replace the flooring and walls. Around $13,000 has been set aside to repair...

Heatwave conditions forecast

We're being asked to keep an eye on the fire danger rating over the Australia Day weekend. Soaring temperatures will likely result in the suspension of all fire permits. Bowral is forecast to hit 31 on Friday, 32 on Saturday, 35 on Sunday, 37 on Monday and 34 on Tuesday. RFS Southern Highlands...

Potential produce hub for the Highlands

Wingecarribee Council has appointed a consultant to carry out a feasibility study into a possible Produce Hub in the Highlands. The study conducted by Agrology Pty Ltd will consider the pros and cons of a central distribution point aswell as a local branded identity. It will also establish a business case to...

New Lamb Australia ad shot in Mittagong

A new Lamb Australia ad shot exclusively in Mittagong is now appearing on our TV screens. Station Street and Lake Alexandra Square feature in it. More than 50 production crew were hosted locally for four days whilst also using local suppliers and talent extras. Follow the link to check out the ad: https://www.australianlamb.com.au/unitedwelamb/ IMAGE CREDIT:...

$68 mil spend planned for Maltings

A development application to transform the old Mittagong Maltings site is expected to go before the Joint Regional Planning Panel in the first half of this year. Father and son duo Roy and Anthony Medich bought the dilapidated site in 2019, for $6.05 million dollars They're planning to spend $68 million dollars...

Safety improvements south west of Berrima

Safety improvements will take place on a 1.2 kilometre section of the Hume Highway south west of Berrima. More than $750,000 will be spent on safety barriers and road widening between Mereworth and Medworth Roads. Goulburn MP Wendy Tuckerman says the section of road has a poor crash history, with large sweeping...

New life after the bushfires

Some great news at the Bargo Dingo Sanctuary, following last years devastating bushfires. The sanctuary has a couple of new pups. One is Tempi who loves retrieving , finding food and going for walks. President Lucille Ellum says they also have another one called Gidga which means God of the Moon. To catch a...

Home Sweet Home for Highlands family

 Not long now before a Southern Highlands family arrives back home from the UK. Scott Walker and his two children have been stuck in London for several months throughout the COVID19 pandemic. They're currently quarantining in the Northern Territory. Member for Whitlam Stephen Jones who made representations on behalf of the family says...

Southern Highlands woman a million dollars richer

A Southern Highlands woman is more than a million dollars richer after winning one of a six division one entries in Saturday's Lotto draw. Each winning entry was worth $1,052,281.12. She spoke to a Lott Spokesperson and had the following to say: “Oh my god!” she cried with happiness. “I just can’t believe...

Roadside memorial for local teen

A roadside memorial has been erected at Mittagong, in memory of 16 year old Georgia Galbraith who died on Friday night. Just before 10:30pm, Georgia and her 16 year old boyfriend were struck by a Toyota Corolla on the Old Hume Highway near Belgrave Street. Georgia suffered serious head injuries and was...