Highlands News

IPC submissions now being taken

The Battle 4 Berrima Group has had an excellent response to IPC submissions, with more more than 1000 forms collected from their information stands in recent weeks. Although the Department of Planning and Environment believes the Hume Coal proposal is not in the public interest, the Independent Planning Commission will have...

One Nation arrives in the Southern Highlands

One Nation leader for NSW Mark Latham is in Bowral today to launch the campaign for Wollondilly Candidate Charlie Fenton. Mr. Latham is also standing as Pauline Hanson's candidate for the Upper House of the NSW Senate. He believes the Liberal Party is taking the seat for granted. Mr. Fenton who's a well...

Carrington Falls closed due to bushfire

Carrington Falls will remain closed to the public until Monday due to a bushfire. The blaze in a remote part of the Budderoo National Park was caused by a lightening strike on Sunday afternoon. After back burning is completed the fire would've burnt out almost 170 hectares. National Parks and Wildlife Service Area...

Seventh in the state for chasing unpaid rates in court

Councils across the state including Wingecarribee are being encouraged to use alternative methods for chasing unpaid rates. Wingecarribee has been ranked the seventh worst for putting homeowners before the courts for not paying council rates on time. A Seven News Freedom of Information Investigation found in some instances councils are spending more...

BOM - severe weather warning

A severe weather warning is in place for the Coast and Highlands. Residents should be prepared for heavy rainfall, damaging winds and large hailstones. The State Emergency Service has the following advice: * Move your car under cover or away from trees. * Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard...

Historic cricket pitch, possibly under threat

There are calls to preserve an historic concrete cricket pitch in Bowral, which can be traced back to Don Bradman's early days as a budding young cricketer. The pitch situated behind St. Judes Anglican Church was built by the Bowral Cricket Association back in 1892 and is arguably the oldest in...

Citizen award winners announced

Two outstanding locals have been recognised at the Australia Day celebrations in Berrima. Highland Bikes 4 Life volunteer and cycle repairman Hans Radowitz has been named this year's Wingecarribee Citizen of the Year. Since 2010 Mr. Radowitz and his team have sent six shipping containers of repaired bikes to countries less fortunate...

Highlanders make Australia Day Honours list

A number of Southern Highlands residents have been recognised in the Australia Day Birthday Honours List. That includes: Mrs Jennifer Susan BOWE, OAM Burradoo For service to the community of the NSW Southern Highlands. Dr Richard Arthur BARNETT, AM BurradooFor significant service to medicine through plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr Andrew BROWNING, AMBarbara May...

Moss Vale home badly damaged by fire

A family at Moss Vale have lost their home and belongings after a fire in Moss Vale. Just before 7 last night, fire crews from Moss Vale, Bundanoon and Bowral rushed to Argyle Street opposite the Services Club. Smoke was coming from a large Federation style home which had been converted into...

Moss Vale customers support Redkite

Coles and its customers in Moss Vale have raised almost $6,000 as part of the Coles’ Christmas campaign. Moss Vale was ranked amongst the top ten in the state with the money to be used to help Redkite support families affected by cancer. It was raised through the purchase of $2 donation...

Temperatures to soar on Australia Day

Residents across the Southern Highlands can expect a hot one tomorrow for Australia Day Temperatures are set to soar to 36 degrees Senior Forecaster with the Bureau of Meteorology Jake Phillips says there won't be much cold weather in sight over the next week, given the lack of cold fronts in the...

Australia Day celebrations at Berrima

The Wingecarribee Shire's official Australia Day celebrations will take place tomorrow outside the Berrima Courthouse. The day kicks off at 9:30am with more than 30 people to become new Australian Citizens. This will be followed by the announcement of the Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year. The street parade, will take place...

Hugh Mackay gives Australia Day address

Former Exeter resident Hugh Mackay has delivered the 2019 Australia Day Address at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Back in 2015, Mr. Mackay was named an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the community in the areas of social research and psychology as an author and commentator. Both...

Oxley College a big improver

Oxley College in Burradoo is one of the state's biggest improvers in the Higher School Certificate. Back in 2014, the school was ranked outside the top 250 and last year it was 85th. The figures are based on five years worth of Herald Analysis of HSC data. Many experts believe improvement is a...

Funding for Illawarra Highway

Further safety improvements will be delivered along the Illawarra Highway in the Wingecarribee as part of the latest round of the Government’s Saving Lives on Country Roads. More than $12 million dollars will be allocated through 16 projects in the Goulburn electorate. In the current financial year $250,000 will be spent on...

Hazard reduction planned around Alpine

A hazard reduction burn will take place to prevent a dangerous wildfire from occurring in Koala habitat around Alpine. The burn is being organised in partnership with the Southern Highlands Koala Conservation Project, the Rural Fire Service and local landholders. Margot Law from Wingecarribee Council says the area in an important corridor...

Double demerits start Friday

Double demerits will be in place across the Southern Highlands for the Australia Day Long Weekend between Friday and Monday. Police will be targeting speeding, seatbelt, motorcycle helmet and mobile phone offences. Back in September last year the demerits for using a phone while driving increased by one point That means if you...

B double crash near Goulburn

Emergency Services have been called to two crashes on the Hume Highway south of Goulburn Around 3.30am, a truck driver rolled his B Double, one kilometre east of the Cullerin Road near Breadalbane. A second crash took place when a white car was unable to avoid the wreckage. The female driver of that...

Plans to continue for another 13 years

The Environmental Impact Statement for SIMEC Mining's Tahmoor South Project is now on public exhibition. The mine had been earmarked for closure in 2022, but since it was purchased by Gupta Family Group, SIMEC is hoping to keep it open for a further 13 years. This will result in continuing employment for...