Highlands News

Robertson local among finalists for film festival

A Robertson local is one of 12 finalists announced for the Sydney Film Festival. Ivan O'Mahoney who's a former UN peacekeeper in Bosnia has produced a documentary called " Unseen Skies " which we're being told is a compelling exploration of State and corporate surveillance. It's been selected to contest the Documentary...

Regional travel to resume at 80 per cent vaccination

Travel from Sydney to regional parts of New South Wales will go ahead once the state reaches 80-percent covid vaccination. That will likely be around the start of November and will mean the Southern Highlands Food and Wine Festival will go ahead. It's scheduled to take place at the Moss Vale Showground...

Train services impacted by industrial action

Train services on the Southern Highlands line will be interrupted today due to Industrial action. More than 8-thousand train drivers, guards and other railway workers across New South Wales will stop work for four hours, from 9 in the morning, over new enterprise agreements. NSW Train link Chief Executive Dale Merrick said...

Three new cases for Wingecarribee

There have been three new cases of covid19 in the Wingecarribee up till eight o'clock last night. That brings the total number of cases in the local government area to 44 since June. Across the state and 85 per cent of New South Wales residents who are over 16 have had at...

Calls for community to fill donation gap

Figures show Hume Coal has donated just under $1.5 million dollars to various organisations across the Southern Highlands. The mining exploratory company has called it quits after the Independent Planning Commission knocked back their mining proposal. It's nine properties and several water licenses are being sold. Project Manager Rod Doyle is hoping the...

Vandals target Ironmines Oval again

Vandals have struck again at Ironmines Oval in Mittagong. Last Thursday, a four wheel drive doing donuts in the carpark took out five bollards aswell as bench seating. Secretary Jacqui Ashbol said it's incredibly frustrating. "We would really like people to be vigilant and call the Police if they see any suspicious activity,"...

Rina Hore calls it stumps

Bradman Centre Executive Director Rina Hore will be stepping down from her role in the new year. During her 15 years at the helm, Ms. Hore has overseen a number of projects including the World Series Cricket Gallery, History of the Baggy Green, the Bradman Honorees and the Rise of India. She...

Two new cases for Wingecarribee Shire

There have been two new cases of covid19 in the Wingecarribee Shire up until 8 last night. The total number of cases in the Local Government Area is 36 since June. A confirmed case of COVID-19 previously reported in another part of NSW has, on further investigation, been identified as a case...

Delayed start to cricket season

The Highlands District Cricket Association is anticipating a mid November start for their competitions. Chairman Stephen Wentworth can confirm there has been some discussion in cricket circles about a ' no jab no play policy '. "At this stage there's nothing definite, that is a discussion that's being had. ''It's being discussed, but...

Gallery opening delayed

The official opening of the new Southern Highlands Art Gallery in the old dairy at Retford Park has been pushed back. It was meant to be happening tomorrow, but the lockdown has got in the way of those plans. Gallery Director Megan Monte said they're being guided by the advice from NSW...

One new case of covid19 for Wingecarribee

There has been one new case of covid19 reported in the Wingecarribee Shire up until 8 last night. The total number of cases in the local Government Area is now 33 since June. New South Wales has recorded 1063 new local Covid cases. Six people with the virus have died.  

Hazard reduction burns to continue

A couple of small hazard reduction burns are taking place in the Southern Highlands on Saturday. The first will be a 15 hectare burn in Gibbergunyah Reserve at Mittagong and the second a 10 hectare burn in River Bend Reserve in Berrima. Superintendent Martin Surrey said they have a small window of...

Meet the '' Wombot "

Wildlife carers in the Southern Highlands have built a robot, which can be used to go down wombat burrows. The " Wombot " which is a remote control truck, with a camera and a light attached, can check on whether the marsupials have been injured or have mange. John Creighton from Wombat...

Three drink drivers nabbed at Moss Vale

Three drivers have allegedly been caught drink driving in Moss Vale as part of Operation Chrome held over the weekend. Just before 10pm last Friday a p1 provisional driver was stopped on Suttor Road. The 20 year old woman returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.059. She and her two friends, also aged...

Three new cases for Wingecarribee

There have been three new cases reported in Wingecarribee Shire up until 8 last night. The total number of cases in the Local Government Area is 32 since June. Across the state and New South Wales has recorded 1035 new local Covid cases. Five people have died.

Pools not long away from re-opening

Wingecarribe Council has provided some more details about opening dates for our shire's swimming pools. Bowral is scheduled to open on October 9 and Bundanoon on November 6. Council is still awaiting confirmation from BlueFit about the re - opening date of the Moss Vale Aquatic Centre. And a reminder, the Mittagong Pool...

Temporary changes to cattle viewing

Wingecarribee Council is reminding livestock buyers, they can only inspect stock at the Southern Regional Livestock Exchange on sales days, which is every Wednesday. Council says the suspension of stock viewing outside of sale days is all about minimising physical interaction amongst industry workers. All buyers must sign-in using the NSW Health...

Council proposal to install return and earn vending machine in Settlers Park Bowral

The Southern Highlands Branch of the Vietnam Veterans Association is strongly opposing a proposal from council to install a return and earn vending machine in Settlers Park Bowral. If approved, the vending machine would be situated in the carpark, near the memorial and swimming pool. President Phil Moscat said it's not the...

Out of area food vans servicing Colo Vale

We're being assured, out of area food vans coming into our shire are following strict covid safety measures. The vans have been travelling in and out Colo Vale since June and in some instances operating out of the village hall. Colo Vale Community Association President Elyse White said unfortunately they can't get...