Highlands News

Clean energy solutions for farmers

A new guide is now available for farmers to help them reduce their energy costs and carbon emissions. The guide called Transforming Australian Agriculture with Clean Energy, provides further information about investing in new technologies. In addition to this a large number of farmers will be eligible to access $50 million in...

B doubles collide at Marulan

Emergency services have been called to a crash between two B doubles at Marulan. Around 3:30pm today, the two trucks were travelling in the same direction in the southbound lanes of the Hume Motorway when they both collided near the weigh bridge. Hazmat crews from Goulburn are in the process of mopping...

Tulip Time springs into action

Tulip Time gets underway tomorrow with the 2st breakfast in Leighton Gardens between 7 and 9am. Locals are being encouraged to stop past and grab a sausage sandwich. Over the next two weeks Corbett Gardens will be abuzz with live music, stalls and of course the tulips. This years theme is Mary Poppins...

Scheduled closures on Macquarie Pass

A heads up for motorists who use the Illawarra Highway and Macquarie Pass. Roads and Maritime Services says part of the Illawarra Highway, including a section of Macquarie Pass will be closed in both directions between 9am and 3pm tomorrow through to Thursday. It will be between Tullimbar and Mount Murray Road...

Hume MP: We're on target

Federal Member for Hume and Energy Minister Angus Taylor says the country is already doing its bit to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Mr. Taylor insists the nation is on track to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris target, which is a 26 to 28 percent reduction on 2005...

A job well done

Former Wingecarribee Mayor Ken Halstead has been recognised for his contribution to engineering. Councillor Halstead who retired from his profession back in 1994 received the Keith H Wood Medal from the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia. He started in local Government in 1965 and began an engineering degree two years later. He...

Big turnout for climate strike in Bowral

  Around a thousand people have turned up to today's Climate strike in Bowral. The crowd heard from a number of school students who spoke about the need for Governments to take action on climate change. The students came from a range of different schools including public and private and Spokesperson Stephanie Jedrasiak...

Mittagong RFS loses long serving member

Tributes are flowing for former Mittagong Rural Service Brigade Captain Ian Long who recently passed away. Mr. Long gave 40 years of service to the brigade and was responsible for the renovations of the existing shed. He also assisted with bushfires and floods in other states. Deputy Captain Mark Sheahan says Ian will...

Clampdown on underage drinking

The Hume Police district has launched a crackdown on underage drinking across the Southern Highlands. It's all part of the "Rethink that sneaky drink" program put together by the Local liquor accords. Parents who supply alcohol to their children at parties could face hefty penalties aswell as adults who buy over the...

Hume Coal charitable foundation now open

Applications are now open for the second round of funding through the Hume Coal Charitable Foundation. The foundation provides around $400,000 over two funding rounds each year, for education, indigenous programs and not-for-profit pre-school child care. Organisations which have been previously been successful include Challenge Southern Highlands and Mission Australia’s Triple Care...

Centenary scholarship now open

Applications are now open for the annual Bowral and District Centenary Scholarship. The scholarship is open to a year 12 student from the Wingecarribee Shire who is planning to undertake a health related course at a university or college. It was set up back in 1989 by hospital staff and is valued...

Improvements underway at Bradman Oval

The Bradman Oval cricket nets are currently in the process of being replaced. The concrete slabs are now down and the astro turf should be installed next week, weather permitting. This will be followed by installation of new cricket nets. The total cost of the project is $180,000.

Someone elses dirty deeds could be your problem

Residents could face hefty removal costs if they accept contaminated freefill. There have been two recent incidents at Yerrinbool and Canyonleigh where landowners have innocently responded to adverts. In many cases it's believed the freefill has originated from large construction sites in Western Sydney. Wingecarribee Council's Deputy General Manager Mark Pepping says it's...

Water issues at Exeter

There's a shout out this morning for Exeter residents to go easy on their water. The council says a problem has occured with a large trunk main which is the major source of water supply to Exeter.. and hasn't allowed the reservoir to replenish overnight. Council crews worked through the night...

Some changes to Sarah's Rule

The State Government will be expanding the new Sarah's rule to also protect road side assistance vehicles and tow truck drivers in addition to Police and Emergency Service vehicles. It follows the deaths of Sarah Frazer and tow truck driver Geoff Clark who were both killed when another vehicle ran up...

New coach for Mittagong Lions

The Mittagong Lions have made a couple of announcements regarding next season. The club has appointed former NRL player Jason Ferris as next year's coach, following the departure of Dan Beardshaw. Ferris played 96 first grade games with five clubs, including the Sharks and Manly. In other news, Dave Elliott has decided to...

Snow in Spring across the Highlands

A number of locations across the Southern Highlands have received falls of snow over the past 24 hours, including Canyonleigh, Sutton Forest and Moss Vale to name a few. The conditions are being caused by a frontal system associated with a trough which has moved across overnight which has caused all...

Moss Vale junior gets contract extension

Moss Vale Dragons junior Ray Stone has penned a new 12 month deal with Parramatta. As a 17 year old, Stone use to travel up to Sydney and back for training sessions. That was until the EELS helped him out with an apartment. Stone has now played six matches for the EELS this...

Canyonleigh woodchoppers excel at championships

Two Canyonleigh woodchoppers have performed outstandingly at the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Australian Championships held over the weekend on the Gold Coast. David Reumer was crowned Australia’s rookie champion, while his partner Maddison Kirley finished second in the women's competition. Mr. Reumer says he now gets the chance to head overseas as a member...