Highlands News

Covid case update for the Wingecarribee Shire

There are currently 1697 active cases of covid19 in the Wingecarribee. That's up from 1665 cases the previous day. 18 more people with Covid have died in New South Wales, eclipsing yesterday's deadliest day of the pandemic. There are just over 20000 new cases through P-C-R testing. No records of rapid tests at this...

Eridge Park Road improvement project underway

Construction on the Eridge Park Road Improvement Project in Burradoo gets underway today. Work will involve road shoulder widening, upgrading the road surface, installing curve and reflective pavement markers and upgrading the Sunninghill Avenue and Osbourne Street T-intersection. Construction will be carried out in stages and should be completed by late August. Motorists...

Temporary closure of Clarence St toilets

The public toilets in Clarence Street in Moss Vale will be closed for the next few months for refurbishment work. That includes replacing all bathroom fixtures and tiling, removing existing skylights and installing new electrical and solar lighting, Also replacing roofing and guttering, general repainting and restoration of the garden beds. The project...

Covid case update for Wingecarribee

There are now 1344 active cases of covid19 in the Wingecarribee Shire. That's up from 1218 the previous day. Across the state and 11 people with Covid have died in 24-hours. 1738 hospital patients have the virus, and 134 are in intensive care. There are 38625 new cases.  

Fallen tree blocking Centennial Rd Bowral

endeavour Endeavour energy and Wingecarribee Council crews are in the process of removing a large tree which has fallen across Centennial Road in Bowral near Peppers Craigieburn The tree has come into contact with powerlines and about eight homes are without power. The road is blocked off in both directions. Residents are being asked...

Police investigating robbery at Sutton Forest

Police are seeking information about a robbery at Sutton Forest. About 4am on Wednesday, a professional photographer, a man aged 37, was travelling on the Hume Highway and turned onto Belanglo Road near the Gordon VC rest area to take photographs. Shortly after, a utility parked behind his car, and two unknown...

Covid update for Wingecarribee Shire

There are now 1218 active cases of covid19 in the Wingecarribee Shire. That's up from 1095 yesterday. The number of Covid patients in the state's hospitals is rising. 1609 people in hospital have the virus and 131 are now in intensive care. 34-thousand-994 new cases have been diagnosed in 24 hours, while six people...

Power outages in the Highlands

Around 1100 homes and businesses are without power across the Southern Highlands, due to that overnight storm. That includes Bowral, Burradoo, Hill Top and Mittagong. Endeavour Energy Community Relations Manager Jacqueline Crompton said they're trying to get to the bottom of the problem. "We do have crews already on scene at Burradoo, "Customers can...

Man in coma after assault in Tahmoor

Police are seeking information about a vicious assault which took place at Tahmoor last week and left a man in a coma. About 5am Monday December 27, Emergency Services were called to a carpark in Thirlmere Way, where they found a 20 year old man with serious facial and head injuries. Officers...

Covid figures for Wingecarribee

NSW Health is reporting there are now 1095 active cases of covid19 in the shire. That's up from 923 cases the previous day. Across the state and there have been more than 35000 new cases detected. Another eight people with the virus have died. The number of people in the state's hospitals with Covid...

New Years eve surprise for Bowral woman

A nice start to the year for a Bowral woman who won $100,000 in a Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw on New Years Eve. She's planning on retiring a little earlier than expected and helping out the kids. The woman also won a $1,000 consolation prize. Her winning entry of five consecutive numbers...

Covid update for Wingecarribee

There's been an alarming spike in covid cases across the Wingecarribee with NSW Health reporting 923 active cases in the shire. That's as of eight o'clock January 3 2021. The evening before there were 557 cases. Across the state and another 23131 people have tested positive  -- as many others struggle to get...

Australia Day Ambassador announced

The Australia Day NSW Committee has named the 2022 Wingecarribee Australia Day Ambassador. Mr Amar Singh is the founder of Turbans 4 Australia which was set up in 2015. It's an organisation which encourages the Sikh Community of Australia to help anyone in need, regardless of religion, race or ethnicity. Amar Singh said...

A rare glimpse into Sir Donald Bradman's childhood home

The Australian public is being offered a rare chance to glimpse the early part of Australian cricket legend Sir Donald Bradman's childhood. The Bowral home, where Sir Don grew up, is being opened for public tours for the very first time. The tours are being guided by Bradman historian Andrew Leeming, who...

Historic Robertson Hotel to be restored to former glory

The iconic Robertson Hotel has been approved for a $50 million upgrade and redevelopment. The investment will restore the heritage landmark and add a new wing with 46 rooms to the hotel. The Southern Region Planning Panel has approved the redevelopment which will also add seven eco tourist villas and 13 eco...

Moss Vale's Will McCarthy celebrates victory in the Sydney to Hobart

Black Jack crew member Moss Vale's Will McCarthy is celebrating a Sydney to Hobart victory. The 100 foot supermaxi, owned by Peter Harburg and skippered by Mark Bradford took line honours in the iconic blue water classic in a time of two days, 12 hours, 37 minutes and 17 seconds.  It was...

Drug bust at High Range

Police have uncovered drugs, during a vehicle stop at High Range. Just before seven last night, Mittagong Highway Patrol stopped a Mitsubishi Magna on Wombeyan Caves Road and spoke to the driver, a 46-year-old woman. She returned a positive roadside drug test. During a search of the vehicle, Officers allegedly uncovered five bags...

Double demerits now in force

Operation Christmas/New Year is now underway, with Police targeting the four d's including drink, drug, dangerous and distracted driving. Double demerit points will be in force up until January three, so if your caught using your phone whilst driving, you could lose your licence. Inspector Jason Horne from the Southern Highlands Police...

13 new cases in Wingecarribee

There have been 13 new cases of covid19 for the 24 hours up to eight o'clock last night. NSW Health is reporting there are now 50 active cases in the shire. Across the state and the number of daily Covid infections has jumped by two-thousand - with 5715 new infections. 347 people with...