Highlands News

Mayor calls for Councillors Scandrett & Turland to resign

Wingecarribee Mayor Duncan Gair is calling on Councillors Ian Scandrett and Gary Turland to resign from council immediately. An extraordinary meeting is being held this afternoon to consider a notice from Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock to suspend the council and appoint an administrator. Mayor Gair says for several months, Councillor...

Highlands photographers brighten up Bowral Hospital

Following the official opening of the new clinical services building at Bowral Hospital, three images are now proudly on display in the foyer area. These were chosen from a photo competition run by the hospital last year. The theme being ' Colours of the Highlands '. Bundanoon photographer Meg Nurse took out first...

New committee has big plans

The new Southern Highlands Food and Wine Association Committee has plans to make our shire the most favoured regional destination of NSW. The committee is being lead by ex banker and ex founder and owner of Vintec Jean -Marie Simart who'll be supported by Southern Highlands Winery CEO Eddy Rossi, Julian...

A new era at Bowral Hospital

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard has officially opened the $68.7 million dollar stage one redevelopment of Bowral Hospital today. COVID19 prevented this from happening in December. Since December, there have been more than 3800 emergency Department presentations, 120 babies born and around 530 surgeries. The redevelopment includes purpose built adult and paediatric inpatient...

Pillion passenger dies in hospital

A pillion passenger who was involved in a serious crash at Picton has died in hospital. Bank on Sunday February 28, Emergency Services were called to the intersection of Picton Road and Wilton Park Road after a Ford Falcon XR6 and a Harley Davidson motorcycle collided. A couple in their 50's were...

Woman injured at Mermaid Pools in Tahmoor

Emergency Services have been called to rescue a woman who injured herself after jumping off rocks at Mermaid Pools in Tahmoor. Rescue Operators from Picton Fire and Rescue 421 responded just after midday today along with NSW Paramedics, Fire and Rescue Liverpool and the Tahmoor Rural Fire Service. The Toll Rescue Helicopter...