Highlands News

Changed traffic conditions at Berrima

Motorists can expect changed traffic conditions on the Wingecarribee River Bridge at Berrima. Over the next three days a single lane closure will be in place on the southbound slow lane after damage was identified on the bridge deck. A reduced speed limit of 40 will come into effect during the work...

Share the love campaign

Destination Southern Highlands is launching a new tourist and economic campaign aimed at attracting visitors back to the Southern Highlands. The Share the Love campaign will target the keys markets of Sydney, Canberra and the Illawarra, and local Businesses have bandied together to offer a number of unique deals and packages. Group...

Macquarie Pass closure

Macquarie Pass/Illawarra Highway is closed between Robertson and Albion Park. Transport for NSW says a minor landslide as occurred as a result of the biggest downpour of rain in years. The closure will remain in place until at least tomorrow morning. Residents maybe be allowed past closure points under the direction of Emergency...

A rarity in the Southern Highlands

The rain often brings out all kinds of different creatures from their hiding places. Our local snake catcher Ray McGibbon was called out to collect a Corn Snake at Berrima yesterday. The exotic species is illegal in Australia and poses a bio - security risk. Ray says unfortunately it will have to be...

Green Wattle & Morton Fires officially out

With the recent rain deluge the Rural Fire Service has declared both the Green Wattle Creek and Morton bushfires officially out. The fire Green Wattle blaze started back in late November and burnt out almost 280,000 hectares. Sadly two lives were lost including Andrew O'Dwyer and Geoffrey Keaton and a large number...

Tree falls on man at Robertson

A man is in a critical condition after a tree fell on him at Robertson. Emergency Services were called to Missingham Parade around 12:40 this afternoon. The man had apparently been clearing trees on the property at the time. Multiple Ambulance crews were called and he was airlifted to Liverpool Hospital. IMAGE CREDIT: NSW...

Driver clocked doing 199km/h near Goulburn

A disqualified driver has been allegedly clocked doing 199 kilometres per hour near Goulburn. Just before 6 on Saturday night, Highway Patrol Officers stopped a black Audi hatchback on the Hume Motorway. A Police check showed the man who's held a learner’s licence, was disqualified from driving until September this year. He was...

Train services down on Southern Highlands line

Train services are down on the Southern Highlands Line between Goulburn and Campbelltown due to infrastructure damage. A limited bus service is in operation instead. For further updates call 131 500 or head to:http://www.transportnsw.info/ A number of roads around the state remain closed due to flooding, fallen trees or storm-related damage including the...

Power outages across the Highlands

A number of homes and businesses remain without power across the Southern Highlands. That includes 404 in Robertson and 248 in Burrawang. Residents are being urged to stay away from fallen powerlines and other damaged network infrastructure. Locals can track estimated restoration times for their own premises by heading to:http://www.endeavourenergy.com.au/outages Endeavour Energy will providing...

Road closures in place across the Highlands

A number of road closures are in place across the Wingecarribee Shire because of the recent heavy rainfall. Below is a list as of 10:20am: Braemar Av, Braemar has been severely damage by the storm and will remains closed for possibly 2 months. Traffic will need to be diverted through Willow Vale...

A busy weekend for SES & council crews

It's been a busy past few days for SES crews across the Southern Highlands because of the torrential rain and strong winds. As of last night 230 millimetres had been recorded at High Range, 227 at Mittagong and 125 at Moss Vale. The Wingecarribee SES has had more than 70 callouts since...