Highlands News

Spring Farm Tour

Wingecarribee Council will be conducting a tour of its recycling sorting facility at Spring Farm in Narellan on Thursday next week from 9am to 3pm. Residents will get the chance to see where our kerbside recycling is sent to, and how it is sorted. A bus will leave the Civic Centre on...

Stem Day coming to Bowral High

The Bowral High School Stem Day is taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week with the aim of inspiring students to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering or maths. This year the event has been opened up to years 4 to 6 and organisers are expecting more than...

Moss Vale could soon have a KFC and Dominos

KFC has lodged a development application with Wingecarribee Council to build a new store on vacant land next to the Mobil Service Station at Moss Vale on Argyle Street. A takeaway food and drink premises is allowed on the site and council has notified the adjoining landowners and neighbours about the...

Kite flying day at Botanic Gardens

The Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens Kite Flying Workshop is back on again this Sunday. People can bring their own kite or take part in a kite building workshop. Spokesperson Chris Webb says they're expecting some strong winds, which should make things interesting. Proceeds raised will be going back into the Botanic gardens.

Suicide awareness course in Bowral

Rotary clubs across the Southern Highlands have banded together to organise a Suicide Awareness Course at the Bowral Bowling Club on Wednesday August 21. The course will be presented by Suzanne Freund who's an accredited trainer in Mental Health First Aid, Youth Mental Health First Aid and Lifeforce Suicide Prevention Training. The...

Blizard like conditions forecast

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast cold and windy conditions over the next few days. The strong winds will sweep through the region on Friday and Saturday, and some areas in southern NSW as low as 500 metres may experience snow. Forecaster Jordan Notara says residents heading to the Coast also need...

RIP John Corbett

Tributes are flowing for Picton businessman John Corbett who was tragically killed in a light plane crash in Braidwood on Tuesday. Mr. Corbett was well known in the local community, having established and managed the Picton Mall aswell as other development sites in the area. He was also a strong advocate for...

Wollondilly MP: 'I have a moral objection to abortion'

Member for Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith will not be supporting a bill introduced into State Parliament to decriminalise abortion. Mr. Smith claims almost all of the 450 calls and emails to his Electorate office have also expressed their opposition to the bill. He spoke about the issue to a crowd of supporters outside...

Future uncertain for sanctuary operators

The operators of Wirrimbirra Sanctuary at Bargo have been issued with an eviction notice by the National Trust of NSW and will have to start moving out in October. An expression of interest process started back in July and the trust says it's committed to ensuring the animals receive the necessary...

An emerging leader in agriculture

A young agriculture student from Mittagong is being hailed as one the next future leaders in her industry. 18 year old Angela Hughes has been invited to speak at a two day agrifood tech event in Melbourne titled ' Evoke '. She's currently studying a Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management at Charles...

Mine update at Sutton Forest

Coal Free Southern Highlands and the Battle 4 Berrima Group are holding a community update meeting about the Hume Coal Proposal at the Sutton Forest Pub tomorrow night from 6:30. The Independent Planning Commission says a number of key environmental and social issues have to be resolved before it hands down...

Upgrade works scheduled for Mittagong Library

The second stage of upgrade work at Mittagong Library will be getting underway soon. The works will include replacing and restoring the building’s roof including gutters, downpipes, ridge capping and timber batons. The building will also receive a fresh coat of paint. Because of the work, the Library will be closed for around...

Hay trucks continue to roll in

A local livestock agent says things are getting desperate for a lot of cattle producers and farmers across the Highlands, especially ones who can't irrigate. The cold winds around a month ago, and the recent frosts certainly haven't helped and Ben Hindmarsh says unfortunately there doesn't look like any rain in...

New Australian Citizens

24 people have become new Australian Citizens at an official citizenship ceremony at Wingecarribee Council. Wingecarribee Mayor Duncan Gair says one of his favourite parts of his jobs is to naturalise new immigrants to the country. Member for Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith was also in attendance.

New lease of life for ' Tug '

A significant milestone for the new wildlife reserve at Tugalong Station in Canyonleigh with the first rehabilitated koala being released. ' Tug ' was found on the side of Canyonleigh Road with Ocular Chlamydia which is a disease that causes blindness if left untreated. Since then the fury critter has been cared...

Burnout offender nabbed at Tahmoor

Traffic and Highway Patrol Officers have been left shocked by the number of dangerous driving offences over the weekend. Around 11:30pm on Friday, Police were called to a carpark on Thirlmere Way at Tahmoor after reports a Ford Falcon XR6 sedan was doing burnouts. It will be further alleged in court that...

Life membership presentation at Avoca

Three members of the Avoca Rural Fire Service Brigade have been given life membership and will be recognised on the club's honour board. That includes Colin Hayes, Noel Brumfield and the late Les Lambert who've provided a combined total of more than 130 years of service. The brigade was formed back in...

Pigeon deterrent installed at Moss Vale

Residents passing through the Moss Vale area may have noticed some strange looking devices on top of the Wingecarribee Council building. Council is using a new bird control method called the Eagle Eye Bird Control system which uses light beams from the sun to deter the animals and send them elsewhere. At...

Fatal motorcycle crash at Sutton Forest

A man has been killed in a motorbike crash at Sutton Forest. Just before 5am on Saturday, a passing motorist travelling along Golden Vale Road contacted Emergency Services after coming across a motorcycle which had crashed on the side of the road. Officers from the Hume Police District and Paramedics attended and...