Highlands News

No new cases for the Southern Highlands

There have been no new cases reported in Wingecarribee Shire to 8 o'clock last night. The total number of cases in the LGA is 29 since June. Across the state and New South Wales has recorded 1022 new local Covid cases Ten people have died.  

Bong Bong Picnic Races postponed because of the COVID-19 lockdown

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the iconic Bong Bong Picnic Races for a second year running. Chairman of the Bong Bong Picnic Race Club Simon Parks issued a statement to members today stating, due to the ongoing COVID situation and the existing Southern Highlands lockdown, the Board of the Bong Bong...

More funding for Picton to Colo Vale rail line project

A further $9.1 million dollars has been made available from the State Government for the 32 kilometre Picton to Colo Vale Rail Line project. The funding will enable the line to have a 23 tonne axel loading giving it the ability to take any steam train from the Thirlmere Rail Museum. Our...

Hume Coal properties up for sale

There have been several expressions of interests from prospective purchasers wanting to purchase Hume Coal's nine properties, spread across Sutton Forest, Berrima, Medway and Moss Vale. It comes after the Independent Planning Commission knocked back the Hume Coal coal mining proposal. The properties which are situated on 1300 hectares are for sale,...

Submissions called for the Public Inquiry into former Wingecarribee Shire Council

The Wingecarribee Shire Council Public Inquiry information about the conduct of the Inquiry has been released. All contact to the inquiry will be through Email, Post, or Telephone and no contact is to be made with the Commissioners directly. The Commissioner has also invited written submissions prior to Public Hearings from the...

Search for missing man - car found abandoned in Mittagong

UPDATE: About 8am today, Police found the man  safe in Mittagong.  Police are seeking information about a man who's vehicle was found abandoned at Mittagong. 29 year old Michael Tolhurst, from Moruya, last spoke to a family member while he was in Bulladellah last Wednesday. Officers from the Hume Police District were contacted...

Change a chook's life and find a feathered friend

Anyone looking for a feathered friend has a chance to change a chook's life on Saturday when a Rescued Chicken Adoption Day is held by Let The Ladies Go organisation in Mitttagong and Goulburn. The charity re-homes chickens and gives them a life away from breeding and continuous egg-laying. The chickens up...

Southern Highlands gives a taste of its generosity

A taste of the Southern Highlands' treats, along with its generosity, is being sent to people in need in Campbelltown. More than 150 hampers are being packed full of treats from a range of Southern Highlands businesses, ready for donation to people who have been struggling under the weight of continued...

Abandoned Moss Vale home damaged in fire

An abandoned house in Moss Vale has been severely damaged by fire on Thursday afternoon. Fire and Rescue units from Moss Vale and Bowral attended the fire at the end of Lytton Road, and arrived just after 2pm to find the home well alight. Moss Vale Fire and Rescue Captain Ian Thorpe...

Andrew's stepping out to help those who can't walk

How far would you go to help someone? For Mittagong's Andrew Mevissen, the answer is 100 kilometres, all by foot as he steps out this weekend to raise money to help people with cerebral palsy as part of Steptember. On Saturday he's walking from Mittagong to Goodman's Ford, then on Sunday to...

Wingecarribee's Resource Recovery Centre reopens

Wingecarribee Council's Resource Recovery Centre is again open to the public after changed health regulations and COVID concerns forced tips to be closed across NSW. Council spokesperson David Sommers says the centre reopened this week after gaining approval from the relevant health authorities. "We got the green light for the reopening for the...

More COVID-19 venues of concern for Mittagong and Bowral

Four additional venues of concern have been listed by NSW Health for the Wingecarribee Local Government Area. Mittagong Bunnings Mittagong - Tyree Place                                                           ...

No new COVID cases in Southern Highlands

There were no COVID cases in the Southern Highlands, none in Kiama and only one in the Shoalhaven reported in today's figures. The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District recorded 46 new COVID-19 cases for the 24 hours to 8pm last night. Of those, 28 are from Wollongong local government area including eight...

Community pleads to be consulted on Berrima Gaol's future

The Berrima community is pleading with the State Government to be consulted before any decisions are made about the future of the old Berrima Gaol. Berrima Residents Association secretary Eric Savage said there was an opportunity for the community and government to get together to decide the 182-year-old gaol's future, in...

Zero species extinction plan for NSW National Parks

An ambitious Zero Species Extinction goal has been set for NSW National Parks. NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean said the National Parks and Wildlife Service Threatened Species Framework is about protecting and improving the health of threatened and iconic species for future generations. “Australia has the worst mammal extinction rate in the...

Two new COVID cases in Wingecarribee

The Southern Highlands has recorded two more cases of COVID-19. The cases were reported in yesterday morning's daily COVID update, taking the number of active cases in the Wingecarribee Shire to 13. Neighbouring Wollondilly Shire has 38 active cases. Meanwhile Yass Valley has gone back into lockdown after a COVID case there was...

Julia Zemiro to host koala karaoke in the Southern Highlands

Koalas have started singing from tree tops throughout the Southern Highlands, serenading each other at the start of their breeding season. To help mark the occasion Wingecarribee Council is hosting a world-first koala karaoke party later this month, when it will report the results of microphones in trees that last year...

Man charged after allegedly conning an 81 year old woman out of $25000 cash

A man has been charged after allegedly defrauding an elderly woman of almost $25,000. Earlier this month, an 81-year-old woman was contacted via a social media messaging service by a person claiming to be an agent from the Australian Federal Police  He allegedly instructed the woman to attend a bank on two separate...

No new cases for Wingecarribee LGA

Good news for the Wingecarribee today, with no new cases reported up till eight o'clock last night. The total number of cases in the Local Government Area remains at 19 since June. Close to 76 and a half percent of eligible New South Wales residents have now received one dose of a...