Highlands News

Man charged over alleged Bargo Servo robbery

A man has been now charged in connection with an alleged armed hold up at a service station which took place in Bargo back in September last year. He was charged with supplying a firearm (x2), and robbery while armed with an offensive weapon. He was refused bail and will appear in...

Nationals to stand candidate in Whitlam

The Nationals have announced their candidate for the seat of Whitlam at the upcoming Federal Election. James Harker Mortlock is a sheep grazier, living north of Yass and also operates a small business in publishing. The 63 year old was asked by party headquarters to take on the role. Mr. Harker Mortlock admits...

large hazard reduction burn at Canyonleigh

The Southern Highlands Rural Fire Service will be carrying out a 311 hectare hazard reduction burn at Canyonleigh which will be taking place out along Foxgrove Road. The burn will start tomorrow and head into Monday and Tuesday with crews looking to take advantage of the cooler conditions. Inspector David Bartlett says...

Multi vehicle crash on Kangaloon Road

UPDATE: Kangaloon Road has now re - opened. Kangaloon Road in Bowral is currently closed in both directions after a three vehicle crash near Burradoo Road. NSW Paramedics say a car went up the back of another. A man and woman both aged in their 80's have been taken to hospital and are...

Single vehicle crash in Bowral

Police and Fire and Rescue crews have been called to a single vehicle crash in Bowral. The incident took place this afternoon at the roundabout of Kangaloon Road and Bong Bong Street. A P Plate driver travelliing in a greyish Commodore lost control and side swiped a power pole before crashing into...

Scammers doing the rounds

The Hume Police District is warning locals about another scam doing the rounds. This one involves some one claiming to be a Telstra technician saying they'll be cutting off the person's NBN unless they pay a certain amount of money. Inspector John Klepczarek says the culprits are using number generators to target...

Contractors to survey Bowral town centre

An Urban Design company has been hired by Wingecarribee Council to develop a streetscape masterplan for Bowral's town centre. The contractors from Complete Urban will be surveying and collecting information in and around Bong Bong Street and Corbett Plaza over the coming month. The initial plan will include three concept designs and...

Hume MP welcomes new tax measures

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor is welcoming new tax measures in the budget, saying that most people will be able to bank on paying no more than 30 cents in the dollar. In addition to this around 29,000 tax payers in the electorate earning between 48-thousand and 90-thousand-dollars a year...

Qudos Bank closes contact centre at Braemar

Qudos Bank has closed its operations at Braemar. Chief Financial Officer, Michael Anastasi says they worked closely with staff over a number of months to support them through the closure and provide them with options including relocation. Four staff have decided to work out of the head office at Mascot where operations...

Expansion plans at Marulan South Limestone mine

The Department of Planning and Environment has received a development application from Boral to continue and expand the Marulan South Limestone project. The proposal includes the extraction and processing of up to four million tonnes of limestone each year and up to 200,000 tonnes of clay/shale each year for up to...

Illegal dumping on the agenda

Illegal dumping outside charity stores in the Highlands is once again on the radar after bags of unusable items were left outside the Mittagong branch of St. Vincent De Paul. Offenders can receive an on the spot fine of $2000, with a maximum fine of $250,000. Wingecarribee Council's Project Officer Sara Rich...

Draft masterplan for Bong Bong Common area

Feedback is now being sought from residents about the draft masterplan for the Bong Bong Common at Moss Vale. The aim of the document is to explore a number options which could improve the popular space. Wingecarribee Council's Asset Planner Michelle Green says they want to look at ways of connecting the...

Huw Kingston's take on Federal budget night

Independent Candidate for Hume and Bundanoon adventurer Huw Kingston is sure to attract plenty of attention at Parliament House tomorrow morning, when he arrives on a bike with a pork barrel attached. Mr. Kingston believes it's a timely idea, given it's budget night. He'll also be taking a solar panel with him...

Sky is the limit for Burradoo racing car driver

Burradoo racing car driver Lachlan Mineeff has unveiled a striking new paint scheme on his vehicle for this weekend’s opening round of the 2019 Australian Formula Ford Championship at Sydney Motorsport Park. The Oxley College student says he's looking to improve on his successful season last year where his team finished...

A fresh start for Bundanoon Croquet Club

The Bundanoon Croquet Club officially opened their two restored lawns on Sunday. The work took more than three years to complete at a cost of $6000 and includes all new hoses and sprinkler heads. The game goes back to the 1800's and came to Australia from the British and there are now...

Funding commitment for Botanic Gardens

Federal Member for Whitlam Stephen Jones says a Shorten Labor Government will commit $400,000 towards the proposed Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens Education Centre. The centre when built will be situated next to the existing plant nursery and volunteer centre and will also provide light cafe services for visitors. Mr. Jones says volunteers...

Spider sensation at Fitzroy Falls visitor centre

A giant Orb Weaving Spider made from recycled materials now adorns the walls of the Fitzroy Visitor Information Centre. The display is made from waste destined for landfill, including discarded soft toys and industrial off cuts. In addition to this there's been 200 metres of web that's been hand spun to make...

Solar lantern display for Earthhour in Bowral

Organisers of Earthhour in the Southern Highlands are still awaiting confirmation on whether they broke the Guinness World Record attempt for the largest display of solar lanterns. The event went ahead on Saturday, despite the windy conditions. Some of the key outcomes from the event included: Working with local schools, Oxley College and...

Train derailment at Goulburn

An investigation is underway to figure out how a freight train derailed at Goulburn Railway Station. The incident took place just after 4 on Sunday morning, when the train left the tracks near the Australian Rail Track Corporation workshop. Buses were called in yesterday to replace trains for passengers Southern Tablelands Rail Users...