Highlands News

Mine update at Sutton Forest

Coal Free Southern Highlands and the Battle 4 Berrima Group are holding a community update meeting about the Hume Coal Proposal at the Sutton Forest Pub tomorrow night from 6:30. The Independent Planning Commission says a number of key environmental and social issues have to be resolved before it hands down...

Upgrade works scheduled for Mittagong Library

The second stage of upgrade work at Mittagong Library will be getting underway soon. The works will include replacing and restoring the building’s roof including gutters, downpipes, ridge capping and timber batons. The building will also receive a fresh coat of paint. Because of the work, the Library will be closed for around...

Hay trucks continue to roll in

A local livestock agent says things are getting desperate for a lot of cattle producers and farmers across the Highlands, especially ones who can't irrigate. The cold winds around a month ago, and the recent frosts certainly haven't helped and Ben Hindmarsh says unfortunately there doesn't look like any rain in...

New Australian Citizens

24 people have become new Australian Citizens at an official citizenship ceremony at Wingecarribee Council. Wingecarribee Mayor Duncan Gair says one of his favourite parts of his jobs is to naturalise new immigrants to the country. Member for Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith was also in attendance.

New lease of life for ' Tug '

A significant milestone for the new wildlife reserve at Tugalong Station in Canyonleigh with the first rehabilitated koala being released. ' Tug ' was found on the side of Canyonleigh Road with Ocular Chlamydia which is a disease that causes blindness if left untreated. Since then the fury critter has been cared...

Burnout offender nabbed at Tahmoor

Traffic and Highway Patrol Officers have been left shocked by the number of dangerous driving offences over the weekend. Around 11:30pm on Friday, Police were called to a carpark on Thirlmere Way at Tahmoor after reports a Ford Falcon XR6 sedan was doing burnouts. It will be further alleged in court that...

Life membership presentation at Avoca

Three members of the Avoca Rural Fire Service Brigade have been given life membership and will be recognised on the club's honour board. That includes Colin Hayes, Noel Brumfield and the late Les Lambert who've provided a combined total of more than 130 years of service. The brigade was formed back in...

Pigeon deterrent installed at Moss Vale

Residents passing through the Moss Vale area may have noticed some strange looking devices on top of the Wingecarribee Council building. Council is using a new bird control method called the Eagle Eye Bird Control system which uses light beams from the sun to deter the animals and send them elsewhere. At...