Highlands News

Unregistered Ferrari driver nabbed at Goulburn

A man driving an unregistered Ferrari has been clocked travelling 204 kilometres per hour at Goulburn. Officers from the Hume Highway Patrol pulled the driver over, just after 7:30 this morning. The 42 year old man from Rhodes was issued with a Court Attendance Notice for drive vehicle recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous,...

Increased truck movements

Residents around Mittagong will be noticing plenty of extra truck movements over the next couple of weeks. Rehabilitation work on Bowral Road between Bowral and Mittagong requires material to be moved in and out by numerous trucks each night due to the high volume of traffic through the day. The old material...

Southern Highlands Brewery in the awards

The Southern Highlands Brewery has performed outstandingly at the Australian International Beer Awards which is the world's largest annual beer competition. There were more than two 2500 entries from 355 breweries across 19 countries. The brewery was awarded a silver for its Porter Ale and two bronzes for its American Ale and...

Vaccine mandate an issue for some RFS volunteers

A number of volunteers from the Wingello Rural Fire Service Brigade have raised concerns about having to provide information to the NSW Rural Fire Service about their covid vaccination status. If they fail to do so they'll be dismissed or placed on “reserve” status. Local resident David Bruggeman has a number of...

Property market update for May

It appears talk of higher interest rates is having some impact on property price growth in the Southern Highlands. Figures from Core logic show prices rose just 0.3 per cent for the month of May. That compares to previous months where prices were rising between two and three per cent month on...

Power outage in Mittagong

There are currently around 1400 customers without power in the Mittagong area after a large tree came down over powerlines along Old Bowral Road. Endeavour Energy crews are currently on scene, trying to restore power. Traffic lights are currently out at the McDonalds intersection in Mittagong. Image: Endeavour Energy

Fatal house fire near Picton

A person has died in a house fire near Picton. Around 4:30 this morning, Emergency services were called to a property at the intersection of Menangle and Picton Roads, Razorback where they found a home engulfed in flames. Officers from the Camden Police Area Command attended along with Fire and Rescue NSW. The...

Pie time underway

Pie Time is now officially underway across the Southern Highlands. The entire month of June will feature 30 days of pie themed events. More than 30 bakeries are listed on the Pie Trail and Chloe from the Robertson Pie Shop said it's a great opportunity to attract more visitors to the region. "There...

Free flu vaccines for month of June

Flu vaccinations will be free from tomorrow across the Coast and Highlands. The month long blitz has been announced as cases exponentially grow across the state. Cases have doubled in the last week alone. Catherine Yee who's a Pharmacist at Capital Chemist in Bowral said there's a couple of ways in which people...

Severe weather warning for damaging winds

A severe weather warning is in place for damaging winds across the Coast and Highlands. The Wingecarribee SES has already been called to a couple of jobs where trees have come down on roads and walkways. Damaging winds with peak gusts reaching up to 90 to 100km/h are likely on and east...

Protecting exposed pipes & water meters

Wingecarribee Council is reminding residents to protect their water meters and exposed pipes from the chilly weather. Purpose-built water meter boxes can be purchased from most plumbing or irrigation stores. A bucket, plastic tub or an old tyre will also do the trick - you just need to ensure that the meter...

Fallen tree at Sutton Forest

One of two northbound lanes of the Hume Highway at Sutton Forest are closed due to a fallen tree. The incident has taken place near Hanging Rock Road. Work crews are currently on scene. Motorists are being asked to exercise caution. Image: Live Traffic

Severe weather warning for damaging winds

A severe weather warning is in place across the Coast and Highlands for damaging winds. The conditions are being caused by a low pressure system over the Great Australian Bight and associated cold front which will move eastwards today. Vigorous westerlies will continue into Tuesday. Wind speeds averaging 70km/h with peak gusts reaching...

Science & engineering challenge at Mittagong RSL

It's hoped this week's Science Southern Highlands Science and Engineering Challenge and Discovery Day at the Mittagong RSL will lead to young people considering a career in engineering or science. Eight local schools will compete in a number of experiments, with the winner to progress through to the State Championships. Member of...

Highlands road fatality

A man has died following a car and truck crash on the Highlands. Emergency services attended Picton Road, Wilton, about 3km west of Macarthur Street, following reports a car and a truck had collided yesterday evening at about 7.45. Officers attached to Camden Police Area Command, with the assistance of the Metropolitan...

Huw's next big adventure

Bundanoon adventurer Huw Kingston has another adventure in the pipeline. Alpine Odyssey will see him skiing the length of the Australian Alps, a journey of over 600 kilometres and 50 days in July. That will include skiing at each of the 12 snow resorts in the alpine country. In the process he'll be...

Truck full of eggs crashes at Pheasants Nest

A truck carrying around 300,000 eggs has crashed at Pheasants Nest. The B Double lost control on the Hume Motorway on Tuesday and finished up in bushland. Emergency Services were called to extricate the driver who was taken to Liverpool hospital with minor injuries. An excavator was called in to help firefighters contain...

Rain forces wombats to seek refuge elsewhere

Wildlife carers are noticing an increase in the amount of roadkill in the Southern Highlands. The continual rain is flooding out wombat burrows, forcing the animals to try and find refuge elsewhere Volunteers have been using pumps to try and drain out the burrows. John Creighton from Wombat Care Bundanoon is asking motorists...

Catholic primary school teachers to go on strike

Teachers at three Catholic primary schools across the Southern Highlands will be taking strike action tomorrow. That includes St. Michael's Mittagong, Thomas Aquinas in Bowral and St. Paul's in Mittagong. The NSW Independent Education Union is calling for better pay, less paperwork and additional release time for teachers. Secretary Mark Northam said the...