Highlands News

Another gold medal for Pecora Dairy at Robertson

Pecora Dairy at Robertson has taken out another gold medal at the Delicious Harvey Norman Produce Awards. Now in its 15th year, the Awards celebrate some of the country’s best produce. Owner Michael Cain has told 2st's Graeme Day that more and more people want to know their their food comes from. He...

COVID19 case in Bargo

NSW Health has confirmed there's currently a person living at Bargo who's infected with COVID19. The case will be included in today's numbers. People who work or live in the Bargo area are being asked to get tested if they start developing symptoms. Testing clinics are available at the following locations: Bargo Community Hall...

House fire at Braemar

Firefighters have been called to a fire at Braemar in the Southern Highlands. Crews rushed to the Old Hume Highway just before 8 last night where they found a house well alight. It took firefighters about an hour to control the blaze and a significant amount of damage was caused. Fire and Rescue...

Highlands worker takes out Apprentice of the Year

A local retail baking apprentice  has taken out the 2020 NSW Apprentice of the Year award in a virtual ceremony broadcast last night. The 65th edition of the annual NSW Training Awards saw JOSHUA NICKL take out the top award, adding to a growing list of trophies including Australia’s National Apprentice...

Small business month in the Highlands

As part of Small Business Month, the BDCU Alliance Bank in conjunction with Be Creative Media are holding a number of free information sessions. They include: Thursday 8th October 2020 - Exploring your customer’s journey. Thursday 15th October 2020 – Understand the power of existing customers. Thursday 22nd October 2020 – Are...

Mittagong Pool to re - open

The Mittagong Pool is re - opening to the public from tomorrow. This will be followed by the Bowral Swimming Centre on Saturday November 7 and the Bundanoon Swimming Centre on November 14. A reminder that the Moss Vale War Memorial Aquatic Centre remains open all year-round. Council’s Supervisor Pools and Facilities, Laura...

Covid case travelled on Highlands train

NSW Health has issued a Public health alert for several Moss Vale train trips. A commuter infected with COVID19 is believed to have travelled on the line a number of times this week. A full list of dates and times are listed below: Train from Moss Vale 04:52 arriving Liverpool 07:09 on 6th...

More car spaces at train stations

Good news for Southern Highlands rail commuters who drive to Campbelltown to catch a train into Sydney. The recently announced Federal budget has allocated $22.1 million dollars for an extra 500 car spaces at Campbelltown Train Station. That's in addition to the $15 million dollars already made available for Macarthur. Federal Member for...

Speeding driver nabbed near Goulburn

A P plater has been clocked driving more than 70 kilometres per hour over the speed limit near Goulburn. Police stopped the Volkswagen Golf allegedly travelling at 164 in a 110 zone on the Federal Highway. The 18 year old female driver copped a $2520 fine, had her licence suspended and lost...

Scam warning from Highlands Police

A warning once again from Highlands Police about a number of scams doing the rounds. Some of the typical ones this year have related to COVID19, the bushfires, people impersonating Government employees and puppies for sale. Acting Inspector Matt McCarthy is encouraging people to report any incidents to the Police Assistance Line...

Highlands Fair building evacuated in Bowral

UPDATE:  Workers in the Highland Fair building in Bowral including Woolworths have been evacuated. The evacuation warning went off around midday, with two Fire and Rescue NSW trucks responding. Workers were able to return about 30 minutes later. A Fire and Rescue Spokesperson believes the alarm was set off by dust on one of...

Canola fields out in flower

After three years of drought, the Canola fields are finally back in flower in the Southern Highlands. This property in picture is situated at Berrima between the freeway and the Old Hume Highway and is managed by the Princess Pastoral Company. Lots of people are stopping to get their photo taken but...

What the budget means for you

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor is welcoming a number of announcements in the budget. That includes tax cuts for low and middle income earners aimed at helping speed-up the nation's economic recovery. Tax relief scheduled for 20-22, will be brought forward to this financial year. It means people will have up to...

More parking in Wattle Lane Bowral

More parking is now available in Bowral. An extra 41 car spaces have been opened in the Wattle Lane Carpark bringing the total to 98. In addition to this another 80 spaces will become available along Kirkham Road as part of the Station Street upgrade. Mayor Duncan Gair has told 2st's Graeme Day...

Bushfire season underway for Wingecarribee

The bushfire danger period for both the Wingecarribee and Wollondilly LGA's has now started. Residents are being asked to sit down with their families and makesure they have a bushfire survival plan in place . Anyone carrying out pile burning must also get a permit from the Rural Fire Service. RFS Southern Highlands...

Double demerits now in force

Double demerits are now in force across the Coast and Highlands for the Long Weekend, with Police targeting speeding, mobile phone, seatbelt and motorcycle helmet offences. Southern Highlands Acting Inspector Matt McCarthy says people caught using their phone will lose six points. Double demerits will finish at 11:59pm on Monday. Police will also...

Body of teenage boy recovered at Mermaid Pools

Emergency Services have recovered the the body of a teenage boy who jumped off rocks at Mermaid Pools at Tahmoor. Around 1:40pm, Officers from the Camden Police Area Command, Paramedics and Fire and Rescue NSW rushed to the scene. Police divers were also called in. About 6.15pm, the body of the 17-year-old was...

Community Service Awards well deserved

Three Highlands locals have been awarded Community Service awards from NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman. These were presented to John Klepczarek, David Stimson and Richard Lane. Their profiles are below: Richard Lane, Moss ValeMr Lane is an active member of the Southern Highlands community who dedicates a considerable...

Mittagong Station upgrade unveiled

The $7.7 million dollar Mittagong Station upgrade has been officially unveiled by Member for Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith. The upgrade includes the following: The new facility will include two new lifts to provide access to the station platforms improved amenities such as new ambulant toilets and a family accessible toilet provision of a...