Highlands News

Moss Vale crash update

Two children have been seriously injured in a crash at Moss Vale. Around 5pm, Emergency Services were called to the Illawarra Highway near Walkers Lane after two cars collided. Two passengers from one of the vehicles, a seven year girl and 12 year old girl were airlifted to Westmead hospital. At last report...

Serious two car crash at Moss Vale

Emergency Services have been called to a nasty two car crash at Moss Vale. The incident took place just after 5pm on the Illawarra Highway, heading towards Robertson near the Kings School Tudor House. At this stage NSW Paramedics are reporting that a child has been injured. An Ambulance helicopter is on its...

Workplace incident at Tahmoor

NSW Paramedics have been called to a workplace incident at Tahmoor. Crews rushed to a factory on Ralfe Street just after 8 this morning. It's believed a 35 year old man got his leg stuck in a machine which had to freed. He suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Liverpool Hospital. IMAGE CREDIT:...

Hail hits the Highlands

The Southern Highlands was lashed by severe storms which swept across the region last night. They brought with them large hail, heavy rainfall and damaging winds. Fortunately the worst of the conditions have now passed. Jordan Notara from the Bureau of Meteorology says we can expect much calmer conditions for today. Above is a...

Utility & caravan block Hume Highway

A couple in their 70's have had a lucky escape after their vehicle and caravan rolled at Marulan. The incident happened just before 1pm yesterday in the northbound lanes of the Hume Highway near Rampian Hills Road. The Highway was blocked causing traffic to be banked up for several kilometres. Emergency Service eventually...

Severe weather warning for damaging winds

A severe thunderstorm warning is in place for damaging winds across the Coast and Highlands. The Bureau of Meteorology says the thunderstorms beginning to develop are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Nowra, Bowral, Braidwood, Goulburn, Yass and...

Tahmoor man facing alleged firearms & weapons charges

A man is facing a number of alleged firearms, weapons and domestic-related charges. It comes after Officers from the Camden Local Area Command received information about a an alleged breach of an AVO by a 26-year-old Tahmoor man. Police pulled over the man's vehicle in Tahmoor around midday yesterday. A Firearms Prohibition Order...

Child abuse material allegedly found at Bundanoon

A man has been charged after Police allegedly found child abuse material at a home in Bundanoon. Detectives started an investigation back in July last year, following information received from the public. Around 12:30pm yesterday, Officers executed a search warrant on a home in Viewland Street. Detectives took away a number of electronic...

Assistance scheme now open

The Wingecarribee Assistance Scheme has just been launched for 2020. A number of funding grants are available for not for profit organisations and that includes the allocation of $10,000 for environmental and sustainable specific programs funded by Council’s Environment Levy. For all the guidelines head to council's website: http://www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/wingecarribee-community-assistance-scheme Applications close on March...

The massive cleanup task

Although the Green Wattle Creek and Morton bushfires are officially out, the mammoth task of cleaning up the Shire is expected to take months to complete. Damage to road surfaces and associated infrastructure including guideposts, signs, guardrails and bus shelters is estimated at around $280,000. Meantime the bill for Council parks and...

PM's visit to Wingello

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has made a surprise visit to Wingello The PM was joined by Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor on Friday to thank Rural Fire Service volunteers for their efforts. The local RFS brigade managed to save around 80 homes from the Morton bushfire.

Plans to get underway for new animal shelter

A new home for the Wingecarribee Animal Shelter is a step closer. At Wednesday's council meeting a number of Councillors acknowledged that the conditions at the current facility in Moss Vale weren't up to scratch. Council will also be allocating $50,000 in the budget to identify a new site and draw up...

Another round of bushfire recovery meetings

A further two bushfire recovery meetings have been planned in the Wingecarribee. The first is taking place at the Wingello Community Hall for the southern villages on Thursday February 20 between 6 and 7pm. The second is happening at the Balmoral Village Hall on Monday February 24 between the same times. Both meetings...

New dementia facility opened in Burradoo

The Harbisson Care dementia facility at Burradoo has been officially opened by the Governor of NSW Margaret Beazley. The facility is based on the Butterfly model of Care from the United Kingdom. Most of the patients are expected to come from the Southern Highlands, Sydney and Goulburn areas, but inquiries have come...

Assistance for wine producers

Our local wine producers will be able to get their grapes tested for any of the effects of smoke caused by the recent bushfires, thanks to a State Government funding announcement. The fires have affected the composition of grapes and the wines produced. NSW Wine Industry Association President Mark Bourne who owns...

Macquarie Pass re - opened to traffic

The Illawarra Highway is now open in both directions at Macquarie Pass after being closed due to flooding. However only one lane of the highway is open near Tourist Road at Robertson on the western side of the pass, due to emergency road repairs. Motorists are being asked to exercise caution and...

Council declares climate change emergency

The majority of Wingecarribee Councillors have voted in favour of declaring a climate change emergency. A large crowd packed last night's Wingecarribee Council meeting to hear the debate. The vote was 9 - 1 with Councillor Graeme Andrews concerned about the use of the word ' emergency '. The notice of motion which...

Online portal explores the Old Hume Highway

Transport for NSW has unveiled a new online book aimed at encouraging people to explore the Old Hume Highway. The portal provides interactive maps to pinpoint where historic bridges, colonial buildings and scenic parks are situated. Senior Heritage Specialist Dennis Gojak says it's been just over 200 years since the road was...

Disaster assistance available

Disaster assistance is now available for residents in the Wingecarribee, Wollondilly and Camden Local Government areas who've been affected by the recent flash flooding. Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor says the flooding caused widespread damage to roads, infrastructure, businesses and residential properties particularly in Picton. Assistance may include: 1.) help for eligible...