Highlands News

Hume MP: How did they come up with these policies?

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor has slammed Bill Shorten's plan for electric car sales to make up 50 per cent of the market by 2030 aswell as emissions standards on vehicles. At the moment electric vehicles make up less than one per cent of the market. Mr. Taylor had the following...

Motor bike crash at Moss Vale

A teenager has been injured overnight after crashing his motor bike in Moss Vale. Police say it happened on Berrima Road around 10.30 and it's believed he may have hit a tree or power pole. An ambulance helicopter had to be called in to take the teen, believed to be aged around...

Irish Heritage and Cultural Festival at Berrima

Local residents will be able to find out about their Irish ancestry at this Saturday's Irish Heritage and Cultural Festival at Berrima. One in three of us, can claim Irish heritage and out of 160,000 convicts, 45,000 of those came from Ireland. In addition to this there were alot of free settlers. Harpers...

Upgrade for Mittagong Library

The Mittagong Library is going to be temporarily closed for an upgrade. The improvements will include a new air conditioning system and lighting, a building insulation envelope, a new study/work area and a fresh coat of paint for the ceiling. Work will start on April 22 and will be completed on May...

Crash between truck & car at Bullio

Emergency Services have been called to crash at Bullio in the Southern Highlands. Around 1pm today,  a Kenworth truck and Mitsubishi Sedan were rounding a bend on Wombeyan Caves Road when they collided. Passing motorists stopped to assist both male drivers aged in their 50's until Paramedics arrived. The driver of the Sedan...

Youth Week underway in the Highlands

Youth Week is now underway across the Southern Highlands. Some of the events planned over the eight days include a suicide prevention training program, an All Stars Basketball Charity event, aswell as plenty of arts and music gatherings. Youth Liaison Officer Michelle Williams says it's all about celebrating the great work young...

Flag raising & mirror flash to Katoomba

The Annual Koori Flagraising & Mirror Flash to Katoomba is happening on Saturday. Wingecarribee Reconciliation Group Deputy Chairman Gus Johnson says it should be a memorable occasion and is asking locals to join them. People who'd like to attend are being asked to meet at the entrance to Gibbergunyah Reserve on Boronia...

Koalarama hits the Highlands

One thousand landholders have been invited to attend ' Koalarama ', which is a series of free information and spotlighting nights held across the Wingecarribee Shire over the next month. It's estimated there are around 3000 Koalas in the Southern Highlands and 30 per cent of their habitat is situated on...

Hazard reduction burns underway

In case you're wondering where all the smoke is coming from. A 311 hectare hazard reduction burn is underway at Canyonleigh, off Foxgrove Road , which should be finished today. Meantime another is planned over the next couple of days at Belmore Crossing in East Kangaloon. This will start this morning. Crews will also...

Success for Gibraltar golf club

The Gibraltar Golf Club has made history after winning the White Horse Cup for the very first time. The grand final was against Jamberoo Golf Club, at Moss Vale and previously the cup had never left the Coast. The side was made up of Brendan Dodds, Wayne Knapp, Dennis Harelle, Greg Morgan...

Fire crews called to Colo Vale school

Fire crews have been called to the Colo Vale Public School after smoke was seen coming out of the administration building. They arrived around 6 last night, but there was no actual fire. Southern Highlands Rural Fire Service Inspector David Stimson says the large amount of smoke was caused by a distribution...

Memorial service announced for Geoff Harvey

A memorial Service will be held for music maestro and Berrima resident Geoff Harvey at the Gibraltar Hotel in Bowral on Thursday at 5pm. The 83 year old was a highly accomplished musician and composer and worked on some of Channel Nine's most popular TV shows. Such was Mr. Harvey's presence here...

Precious pooch rescued in East Bowral

The Wingecarribee SES Unit has been called to rescue a dog from inside a tree trunk in East Bowral. It's believed the Terrier, named ' PIPPA ' was chasing a rabbit up a tree when a section of rotting trunk collapsed, trapping her about five meters inside. Volunteers had to work quickly...

Robbery at Caltex on Bong Bong Street

The Hume Police district is investigating an alleged robbery at the Caltex Service Station on Bong Bong Street in Bowral. The incident took place between 4 and 5 on Sunday morning with a large amount of items taken. CCTV shows a man behind the counter and Police would like to speak with...

Protestors arrested at Goulburn abbatoir

Nine protestors have been arrested at the Southern Meats Abbatoir in Goulburn. Around 2:30 this morning the group chained themselves to a conveyor. When the owner asked them to leave, and they refused, Police were called. Officers cut the protestors free and they were arrested. Three women refused to walk from the abattoir and...

Takeover announcement for Aoyuan

The developer of the Chelsea Coomungie project in Moss Vale has announced a $200 million dollar takeover of Sydney Property developer Capital Bluestone. Aoyuan International will be buying out the majority of the company and in doing so will increase its residential footprint by about $2 billion in project value. The Financial...

Urgent egg recall has link to the Highlands

A Colo Vale egg producer is at the centre of a possible salmonella contamination scare. Synergy Produce has recalled six and 12 packs of Southern Highland Organic Eggs with best before dates up to and including May 9. They've been sold in Woolworths, I-G-A, and other independent retailers across NSW and Victoria. At...

Industry recognition for Joadja Distillery

The Joadja Distillery is starting to make a name for itself as a premier spirit maker. Owners Valero and Elisa Jimenez won three bronze medals at the Australian Distilled Spirit Awards in Melbourne last Thursday. That includes for their Single Malt Whisky, Single Barrel (or Cask) Whisky and London Dry (Gin). And on...

Major cost blowout for Berrima deviation project

A report will be going before Wingecarribee Council on Wednesday showing a massive cost blow out for the long awaited Berrima Deviation Project. Initial estimates were around the $8 million dollar mark but this could almost double, because staff failed to carry out the correct design and scoping work. One of the...