Highlands News

Community recovery concert at Moss Vale

There'll be a star studded lineup at tomorrow night's community recovery concert at the Moss Vale Showground with performances by Mahalia Barnes & The Soul Mates, Justice Crew, Michelle Cashman and X Factor Grand finalists, Matt & Jess. A shuttle bus will be travelling to the northern and southern villages at...

Tafe NSW Moss Vale offering free chainsaw course

Tafe NSW Moss Vale is offering a fee free short course about how to use a chainsaw safely. More than 100 deaths occurred in Australia between 2000 and 2017 as a result of chainsaw use and tree felling. The course which is part of the JobTrainer package is being held on May...

Police investigate number plate theft in Mittagong

Southern Highlands Police are seeking more information about those carjackings and pursuits which took place between Goulburn and Parramatta last weekend. Two people have since been charged in connection with the alleged incidents. Police are also investigating the possible theft of a number plates in the Mittagong Market Place around the same...

Highlands Connect meet in Bowral

 Mike Levin from True Green will be a guest speaker at a Highlands Connect Function at the Bowral Hotel on Tuesday night. Regional Development Australia Southern Inland has arranged for him to provide an overview of the new electric vehicle manufacturing hub being built in Moss Vale. Grants and Projects Officer Phil...

Feedback needed about council's planning department

Wingecarribee Council's Interim Administrator Viv May has appointed an Independent Consultant to talk with residents and professional advisors about their experiences with council's planning department. Mr. May says it's all about assessing the overall effectiveness of Council’s planning, development and compliance functions. He also says it's an opportunity for people to detail...

Balmoral resident is Wollondilly Woman of the year

Balmoral resident Kim Hill has been named the Wollondilly Woman of the Year. The 43 year old was one of the standouts after the devastation of the Green Wattle Creek Fire. She established and led the Balmoral Village Recovery Hub and also raised $200,000 for a memorial playground to remember Andrew O'Dwyer...

Moss Vale house fire deemed as suspicious

Southern Highlands Police are treating a house fire at Moss Vale as being ' suspicious '. The two storey weatherboard property at the top of Clarence Street which is owned by former Wingecarribee Councillor Garry Turland went up in flames last Thursday. Before the fire it had been vacant for a number...

Gumnut wins RAS President's medal

Gumnut Pattiserie in the Southern Highlands has taken out the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW's most prestigious Wine, Dairy and Fine Food Award. Last night the business won the 14th Annual President’s Medal after beating more than 5000 other entrants and 90 Sydney Royal Champions. The aim of the medal is to...

Victory for Highlands racing car driver

Burradoo Racing car driver Lachlan Mineef has achieved his childhood dream of winning at Mount Panorama in Bathurst. The 18 year old and his teammate Tom Sargent who were racing for the CHE Team took out Class D in the Bathurst six hour. Lachlan says it felt great standing up on the...

Jobs on the line at Tahmoor Coal mine

Thousand of jobs could be axed at the Tahmoor Coal mine and Whyalla Steel works in South Australia. Citibank, acting on behalf of Credit Suisse, is taking the owner Sanjeev Gupta to court in an attempt to wind up two of his operations - OneSteel Manufacturing and Tahmoor Coal. Credit Suisse is...

Top brass resign at Wingecarribee Council

 Wingecarribee Council's Interim Administrator Viv May has announced two executive resignations. That includes Deputy General Manager of Operations, Finance and Risk Barry Paull and Deputy General Manager of Corporate, Strategy and Development Services Mark Pepping. Mr May says the departures are by agreement and that contractual obligations have been complied with. He says...

Temporary closure at Mittagong Library

Endeavour Energy will be carrying out repair work in parts of Mittagong today. As a result the Mittagong Library will be temporarily closed between 8am and 4pm. And around 140 homes surrounding the library will also have their power affected. An Endeavour Energy Spokesperson has told us, all of these residents have been...

Annual mirror flash across Gundungurra country

The 18th annual mirror flash will be held across Gundungurra Country on Saturday. A group from the Highlands will be meeting at Gibbergunyah and another at Katoomba. Chair of the Wingecarribee Reconciliation Group Gus Johnson says it should be a very special occasion. Those taking part are being asked to meet in the...

Tulip Time to return for 2021

Tulip Time will be going ahead in 2021, following the disruption of last year's event due to COVID19. However there will be a cap on the number of people allowed in Corbett Gardens. To offset this, the festival will be held over 18 days. Destination Southern Highlands Group Manager Steve Rosa says this...

Dine & discover comes to Goulburn electorate

Our Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman is encouraging residents in her electorate to register for the Dine and Discover program . The program includes four $25 vouchers to spend in participating businesses. People can access these vouchers via the Service NSW App or at a Service NSW Centre. Ms. Tuckerman says businesses also...

Message from Bowral RSL Sub Branch RE: Anzac Day

Bowral RSL Sub Branch President John Cummins advises that Anzac Day 2021 in Bowral will be commemorated in the following manner. No Formal Dawn Service, the RSL Sub Branch suggests that we again observe the candle in the driveway event that many Southern Highland residents conducted last year. ANZAC Day March and...

Chemical cleanout day a big success

 The official figures are in for Wingecarribee Council's chemical cleanout day held recently at the Moss Vale Works Depot. Car volumes were up 27% on last year, with nearly 50 per cent of these first time users. And more than 17,000 kilograms of chemicals were collected which is a 63 per cent...

New putting green at adult day care centre

 Improvements continue to be rolled at the Wingecarribee Adult Day Care Centre in Bowral. In addition to the centre's recent refurbishment, people can now enjoy playing on a six hole putting green. Executive Officer Helen Denning says the green is proving to be a real hit amongst clients. It's all thanks to a...