Highlands News

Tulip Time entry defeated

The Southern Highlands Big Tulip entry for WOTIF's " next big thing " has come third. The winner with the most amount of votes went to the Big Melon, Chinchilla, followed by the Big Peanut, Kingaroy. In fourth place came the Big Kilt, Glen Innes. Manager of Destination Southern Highlands Steve Rosa has...

Best in state

The Mittagong Caravan Park has taken out Best Holiday Park Inland ( 100 sites or less ) for the second year in a row at the NSW Caravan Industry annual Awards. Manager Brett Funnell and his wife have been in the industry for 32 years and pride themselves on good customer...

Shearing at Mereworth

Thousands of sheep grazing at Hume Coal's Mereworth property have had their coats shawn heading into Summer. The land is leased by Princess Pastoral and shearers and rouseabouts were hired to carry out the work. Hume Coal Spokesperson Ben Fitzsimmons says it's a good example of how their activities and agriculture are...

Special Olympics meet at Moss Vale

The Moss Vale Aquatic Centre has teamed up with the Special Olympics to hold a free come and try swim meet on Sunday December 2 The meet is all part of the centre's disability and inclusion program. Manager Gareth Horner says the the Special Olympics is a global movement that uses sport...

Bronco's push for laws to change

A former Southern Highlands man whose pregnant wife was killed in a car crash is pleading with New South Wales M-P's to pass a bill, that would recognise the life of unborn children. Zoe's law is being debated in State Parliament which would allow charges to be laid against a person...

Serious crash at Hill Top

Emergency Services have been called to a single vehicle crash at Hill Top. Just before 11am a 25 year old was travelling along Wilson Drive when she lost control. She's beeen airlifted to hospital and NSW Paramedics say she was conscious and breathing. The SES is also at the scene. IMAGE CREDIT: NSW Ambulance...

Solar guarantee

Good news for Highlands households and businesses who want to use solar energy. Energy Minister Angus Taylor has announced that the solar rebate will be guaranteed until 2030. Carolyn Lees from the Solar Experts says the value of the rebate depends on the size of the system installed. A five kilowatt system attracts...

Council approval for function centres

Two function centres in the Southern Highlands have been given approvals to expand or continue their operations. At last night's meeting Wingecarribee Councillors unanimously voted in favour of Bendooley Estate at Berrima being able to increase its patronage to 192 people and operate up to 156 days per year. Meanwhile Mayor Duncan...

Five storey height a concern for many

The majority of Wingecarribee Councillors have chosen not to give in principle support for the inclusion of site specific provisions in the Mittagong Development Control Plan. Council has been approached by a proponent who is proposing to develop 15 lots opposite the Marketplace to include a mix of residential housing, seniors...

Fire at Allans Motel in Moss Vale

Emergency Services have been called to a fire at the Allans Motel in Moss Vale. The blaze broke out in the laundry area around 5:30 this morning. Police were first on scene and were able to extinguish it before fire crews arrived. It's believed the fire started in a dryer. Crews finished the job...

Fatal crash on Picton Road

A driver has been killed after a crash between two trucks near Wilton. The incident took place along Picton Road around 4 this morning, near Macarthur Drive. Meanwhile a 38 year old man driving a car carrier was trapped for an hour before being freed. He was taken to Liverpool Hospital with a...

The alternative is buying long life carton milk

Dairy farmers from across the Coast and Highlands have attended an Inquiry into the Sustainability of the Dairy Industry in New South Wales. The meeting took place at the Moss Vale Golf Club and farmers spoke about how critical the situation had become with the amount of money they're receiving for...

Campaign launched for Labor Candidate

Labor Candidate for Hume Aoife ( eefa ) Champion has officially launched her campaign and is preparing to go to the polls in May next year. Ms. Champion is a lawyer from Camden and it's expected she'll challenge the incumbent member Angus Taylor on variety of issues related to the environment...

Save Kosci walkers pass through the Highlands

A group walking from Sydney to Koscuiuszko National Park will be stopping in Exeter today to raise awareness about the dangers feral horses are posing to the environment. In June this year, the Koscuiuszko Wild Horse Heritage Act was passed in State Parliament. " Save Kosci " is trying to repeal legislation...

Upgrade work at Moss Vale

A number of upgrades have taken place at the Moss Vale Railway Yard over the weekend. The work is part of the Australian Rail Track Corporation's regular maintenance program across the network. It included rebuilding 200 metres of track on two sets of lines and replacing the crossovers. Spokesperson Bas Bolyn says this...

Bellagio Estate sold

Bellagio Estate in Bowral has sold for $8.2 million dollars. The home which sits on roughly two hectares features six bathrooms, seven bathrooms, a guesthouse, an ornamental lake, three ponds and waterfalls and a sandstone wine cellar for 500 bottles of wine. It also includes a library and 10 car garage. It had...

Champion builder of the future

A Highlands local has taken out the Master Builders Association 2nd year apprentice of the year award. Zachary Bollinger who works for MDB Building was selected out of 900 applicants and received his award at an official function at Star City Casino recently. His boss Mark Bailey says he's been outstanding from...

Keeping the young ones safe

Local residents are being advised to think twice about buying a portable pool this Summer. Wingecarribee Council's Deputy General Manager Mark Pepping says many of the pools require the same security fencing as built in or above ground pools. One's that are greater than 300 millimetres in height maybe subject to the...

Asbestos found at Highlands Golf Club

Non-friable bonded asbestos has been found at the Highlands Golf Club in Mittagong. The fragments are situated away from the public course in the internal access driveway adjacent to the utility area and the section is now restricted from the public. Wingecarribee Council has notified the relevant regulatory bodies. Council will also be...