Highlands News

$12.5 million spend for Old South Road

It was revealed at last night's Wingecarribee Council meeting, that more than $12.5 million dollars will be spent on Old South Road over the next two years, with the vast majority of that in the 2021/22 budget. It comes after council received a grant of almost $5 million dollars from the...

Hume Coal makes response to IPC

The Battle 4 Berrima Group claims Hume Coal still hasn't answered concerns about water security in its formal response to the Independent Planning Commission's Assessment Report. Volunteers have spent the past couple of weeks trying to dissect the 670 page document. Spokesperson Michael Verberkt says there are also question over about the...

Baby rescued from locked vehicle in Moss Vale

The Wingecarribee SES has been called to rescue a young baby who locked herself in a car at Moss Vale yesterday morning. The baby had the keys with her inside the car, pressed lock and then dropped them. With the assistance of the NRMA, crews were able to wedge open the door...

Learner nabbed drink-driving in the Southern Highlands

An unaccompanied learner has been charged with drink-driving after visiting a fast food outlet in the Southern Highlands earlier today. About 4.20  police were called to a fast food outlet in Moss Vale, following reports a man was allegedly continuously driving through the drive-through and appeared to be affected by alcohol. He...

More restrictions to be eased

Cafes and restaurants will be allowed to re-open for up to 10 patrons and five people will be able to visit another person's home under an anticipated easing of coronavirus restrictions in NSW. Premier Gladys Berejiklian is expected to announce the changes on Sunday to come into play on Friday, a...

Some changes for Pie Time

Former AFL champion Robert ‘Dipper’ DiPIErdomenico has been announced as Australia’s National Pie Day Ambassador. The announcement is all part of this year's Pie Time which has been forced into Pie- solation which is happening between June 1 - 7. Destination Southern Highlands Group Manager Steve Rosa says Dipper is such a...

Winter woolies donated to animal shelter

A number of dog coats, blankets, bedding and other various items have been donated to the Wollondilly Animal Shelter by Rescue Resource NSW. Mayor Matthew Deeth says it will make a huge different to the comfort of the animals at the shelter this winter. If you'd like to make a donation, go...

Boost for Highlands Croquet Club

The Southern Highlands Croquet Club has secured a $7500 grant from the Community Building Partnership Program to help pay off its recently constructed clubhouse at Exeter. That includes interior equipment storage and the replacement of a temporary utility shed. Applications are now open for the 2020 Community Building Partnership Program. For further details...

Council meetings to resume

Wingecarribee Council meetings will resume next Wednesday at the Moss Vale Civic Centre at 3:30pm. The meeting will be livestreamed via council's Facebook page. Members of the public who register for public forum or visitor items have the option to join the meeting via video conferencing or write a submission to be...

ATSB releases findings into train derailment

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has completed its investigation into an incident at Goulburn which resulted in the derailment of five freight train wagons. Back in March last year, SCT Logistics freight train 7MB9 was exiting a refuge loop when the wagons derailed and obstructed both the up and down main...

Council secures $8 million dollars in blackspot funding

Wingecarribee Council has received a massive boost after securing $8 million dollars in blackspot funding. Of this, $3.3 million dollars will be allocated to fix sections of the Old Hume Highway in Mittagong and Bowral and Mt Broughton Road in Werai. That includes a roundabout at the intersection of Cavendish and the...

Police operation on Wingecarribee River Bridge

UPDATE: Southbound lanes are now open A Police operation is currently underway on the Wingecarribee River Bridge The Hume Highway Highway is currently closed in both directions and diversions are in place. Northbound motorists are being asked to use the Illawarra Hwy exit at Sutton Forest and travel via Moss Vale and Mittagong...

FireAid concert delivers for local community

Funds raised from the Fire Aid concert held at the Bong Bong Racecourse are now being distributed. Thousands of people turned up to see a stellar lineup including Daryl Braithwaite, John Paul Young, John Waters and Leo Sayer to name a few. Families which have lost their homes now have access to...

Missing Moss Vale man found safe & well

A man who was reported missing from Moss Vale has been found safe and well. Harry Irons was last seen leaving his home on Church Road yesterday afternoon. The 69 year old was found walking along the M7 at Windsor about 9am today. He was taken to Castle Hill Police Station and reunited...

Wattle Lane extension works scheduled

The Wattle Lane Car Park extension works in Bowral are scheduled to start from Monday May 11. The project is being carried out between Wattle Lane and Argyle Lane and includes the construction of new stormwater drainage, sealed car park extension pavement and road pavement, footpath construction and kerb and guttering. This...

Mothers Day Raffle for Mittagong Lions

Plenty of interest in the Mittagong Lions Mothers Day Raffle. A six pack of wine has now been generously donated by Centennial Vineyards, taking the total number of prizes to 22. For a full list head to the Mittagong Lions Facebook page. You can purchase your tickets via direct deposit with your name...

Tulip Time to be pruned back due to covid19

This year's Tulip Time will be scaled back due to the Corona Virus. That includes a reduction in floral displays, the cancellation of a number of public events and a freeze on marketing and publicity. Corbett Gardens will only have three flower beds, however we've been told bulbs will still be planted...

Concerns for missing Moss Vale man

Police are seeking information about a man who's gone missing from Moss Vale. 69 year old Harry Irons was last seen leaving his home on Church Road at Moss Vale about 2pm today. Police have concerns for his welfare, given he has a medical condition and can't be contacted. He's described as being...

New free courses available at Tafe

Following an overwhelming response to the initial suite of Tafe courses announced earlier this month, the State Government has announced 13 new free fee courses to help people during the COVID19 pandemic. The courses include:- Leading Teams;- Digital Security Basics;- Build your Digital Literacy with Coding;- Create a Brand Presentation; and-...