Highlands News

Teen critical after being hit by car – Mittagong

UPDATE: The girl sadly passed away in Liverpool Hospital, the following day.  A teenage girl is in a critical condition after being struck by a vehicle in the Southern Highlands last night. About 10.20, emergency services responded to reports two pedestrians had been hit by a Toyota Corolla on the Old Hume...

Mittagong Pool closed for remainder of swim season

Mittagong Pool will be closed for the remainder of the 2020/21 season. It follows that big storm and flash flooding event, which took place back in December. Wigecarribee Council's Acting General Manager Barry Paull says after initial clean-up works were completed, investigations found that significant works would be required to bring the...

Man missing from Picton area

Police are trying to track down a man who's gone missing from the Picton area. 31 year old Aaron O'Brien was last seen, on Christmas Eve. He's described as being of Caucasian appearance, approximately 180cm tall, of medium build, with red/ginger hair and brown eyes. Aaron maybe driving a black or white Toyota...

Subsidence concerns

Member for Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith has expressed concerns about a NSW Department of Planning report which recommends the expansion of the Tahmoor Coal Mine under parts of Bargo. Mr. Smith claims the 166-page report was dropped in the middle of the night just days before Christmas without warning. The Department has acknowledged...

Bowral rugby match cancelled

Just days after we ran a story about an upcoming trial match between the Waratahs and Brumbies, the ARU has stepped in and cancelled the event due to COVID19. The club is incredibly disappointed by the decision, but acknowledges that the health and safety of the public and players is the...

Police Officer charged with alleged assault

A Police Officer will face Moss Vale Local Court after being charged with an alleged assault in the state's south. Back in January last year, Police launched an investigation, after receiving a complaint about an assault involving an on duty sergeant during an arrest in 2017. The 52 year old  who's from...

Big milestone for Robertson Men's Shed

After years of planning the Robertson Men's Shed is now complete. It follows a $291,000 grant received through the Stronger Country Communities Fund. An official opening will be taking place on February 13 from 10am, with a number of local dignitaries attending. A big celebration is planned including a performance by the Brass...

Drivers needed

The Cancer Council is on the lookout for more drivers in the Southern Highlands to help with transport to treatment services. Unfortunately there have been a number of retirements over recent time. The organisation currently has 16 drivers, but needs a further 14 to travel around the Highlands, Liverpool and Sydney. Volunteering and...

End of the road for Toby Price

Australia's two-time Dakar motorcycle champion Toby Price has been forced to exit this year's race after crashing in the Saudi Arabian desert. The former Southern Highlands resident suffered a broken collarbone at the 155 km mark of stage nine. He was airlifted to hospital in Tabuk and now the injury has ended...

Drug supply charges at Moss Vale

A woman has been arrested in Moss Vale as part of a drug supply operation in Southern NSW. In July last year, Strike Force Belvidere was set up by the Southern RES to investigate the alleged supply of prohibited drugs in the Riverina region, with the investigation extending to criminal networks...

Waratahs & Brumbies heading to Bowral

 Plenty of excitement building for a pre - season trial match taking place at Eridge Park in Bowral between the NSW Waratahs and ACT Brumbies on Saturday January 30. The club is still working out a few logistics including what restrictions will be in place. A dinner scheduled to take place the...

Robbo show scaled back for 2021

The Robertson Show has had to be scaled back due to COVID19. Organisers say it will be a competition show only and entries are being invited for the following: Friday March 5: Dairy Cattle and Goats Saturday March 6: Beef Cattle, Dogs and Poultry Sunday March 7: Horses Pavilion displays/judging will be limited to: rich...

Southern Highlands arts trail a big success

The final figures are in for the Southern Highlands Arts Trail held in November. There was a 77 per cent increase in the number of visitors which attended and sales figures at the studios and the galleries were up by more than a hundred per cent. A couple of new additions to...

Big move planned for All Aboard

After 35 years, All Aboard is moving from Braemar. That's because the site has been sold after being re - zoned to residential. The business has been a Mecca for hundreds of avid train lovers over the years and owner Christine Bernasconi says they'll still be staying in the area. The last trading...

Workshops at Bundanoon skate park

A couple of skateboarding workshops are taking place at the new Bundanoon Skate Park. Wingecarribee Council is teaming up with The Totem Collective to offer beginners and intermediate sessions. Both are taking place on Saturday January 23 and registrations can be done via council's events page. Numbers will be limited due to covid...

Price a step closer to Dakar crown

Southern Highlands-grown dirt bike rider Toby Price is hoping to secure his third Dakar Rally crown after placing third in the 662 kilometre stage five race overnight.A member of the Australian Red Bull KTM Factory team, Price is ranked fourth overall in the bike category of the gruelling 12-stage race...

New Bradman book launched at SCG

A new coffee table book published by the Bradman Museum was launched by India's coach and former all-rounder Ravi Shastri at the Sydney Cricket Ground yesterday. The book, titled India's 71-Year Test: The Journey to Triumph in Australia reflects on India’s first 12 tours to Australia – from 1947/48, to face Don Bradman’s...

Online DAs now mandatory for Wingecarribbee

Wingecarribee Shire Council customers must now submit Development Applications via the online NSW Planning Portal. Council’s Group Manager Planning, Development and Regulatory Services, Nick Wilton said the rollout of the new electronic lodgement service had been several years in the making. “Back in late 2019 the Premier of NSW announced that ePlanning...

Welby's Price smashing the Dakar Rally

Southern Highlands-grown off-road motorcylist Toby Price has his third Dakar Rally title firmly in his sights, after his second stage win in the Saudi Arabian desert over night.Lead rider in the Red Bull KTM Factory team, Price took out stage three - a 403 kilometre loop around Wadi Ad-Dawasir -...