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Highlands News

National TV coverage for the Southern Highlands

The Southern Highlands will be broadcast to more than a million television viewers this weekend, in what's expected to be a major tourism boost for the region. From 7 Friday night, locals can tune into Better Homes and Gardens on the Seven Network, and find out everything they need to know...

Boral urged to re - consider

The Battle 4 Berrima Group is urging Boral to re - consider attending a second community ‘ town hall’ meeting about the Medway Mine crisis. Representatives from the mining giant also failed to attend the first meeting, and have instead elected to include five community members on its closure working group. Spokesperson...

Shadow Transport Minister to visit the Highlands

State Shadow Minister for Transport Jodi McKay and Labor Candidate for Goulburn Ursula Stephens will be meeting with Wingecarribee Mayor Ken Halstead and council staff today along with the Southern Highlands Chamber of Commerce. Trains services between Sydney and Canberra are likely to be high on the agenda aswell as the...

And the winner is ...

A couple from Braidwood have taken out the $5000 Gibraltar Hotel People's Choice Award at the Hillview Sculpture Biennial. Back in 2013, Suzie Bleach and Andy Townsend were left shattered after fire ripped through their art studio. The entire community rallied around them and organised a fundraiser. Spokesperson Kristie Phelan says there was...

Motorists feeling the pinch

You maybe wondering what the go is with petrol prices at the moment. Prices in Bowral, Mittagong and Moss Vale have been hovering around the 157.9 mark. The cheapest is 145.9 for E10 at Enhance Robertson and 148.9 also for E10 at the New Berrima General Store. People are being encouraged to shop...

Hume MP: Debate the issue not the words

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor is backing State Opposition leader Luke Foley's recent comments about " white flight " and insists we need to tackle the issue rather than the words. Mr. Taylor says there's an increasing concentration of overseas born populations in some suburbs and believes the traditional model...

Hello possums!

It's that time of year again when many possums are making their way inside roof cavities. Tony from TC Express Pest Control in the Southern Highlands says providing comfortable wooden boxes in nearby trees and installing LED sensor lights inside roofs are good ways of keeping the animals away. Tony will also...

Smoke alarms save lives

Fire and Rescue Stations in the Southern Highlands are urging residents to have at least one working fire alarm on each level of their home. The reminder comes just days before the start of Winter when electric blankets and heaters become the norm. Any heaters should also be plugged directly into the...

Salvos on target

The Southern Highlands has once again stepped up to the plate for the Red Shield Appeal. The Salvation Army is hoping to raise $40,000 and as of last Sunday the organisation had collected more than $33,000 which doesn't include door knocking from Moss Vale High School. However Officer in Charge Jake Horton...

Breakthroughs into Bowral property damage & theft

Some excellent follow up work by the Bowral Police Proactive Crime Team has resulted in two men from outside the area being charged. Back on May 16, Police received reports about an incident in Kirkham Road Bowral, where a man allegedly threw a rock into the front window of a business...

More truck movements aswell as water & landfill concerns

Coal Free Southern Highlands President Peter Martin has expressed concerns with a state significant development proposal to build a large sandstone quarry at Sutton Forest. The proposal which is currently on exhibition with the Department of Planning and Environment, will involve the extraction of up to one million tonnes of friable...

Dr. Brendan Nelson: He changed my life

Southern Highlands resident Dr. Brendan Nelson has paid tribute to Dr. Bruce Shepherd who passed away peacefully on Friday morning. The 85 year old who lived in Bowral, pioneered therapy and services for children with hearing loss in Australia. He and his wife Annette set up the Shepherd Centre after their children...

Hume Coal questions State Parliament address

Hume Coal is maintaining that its mining proposal for the Southern Highlands will be a low impact, low risk and sustainable underground mining operation. It comes after Member for Goulburn Pru Goward addressed State Parliament last Thursday and outlined her concerns about the proposal and it's potential effects on groundwater. Ms. Goward...

Livestock feeding workshop in Moss Vale

South East Local Land Services is holding a Livestock Feeding workshop in Moss Vale on Friday. Senior Agriculture Advisor Matthew Lieschke says with the onset of winter and little or no improvement in conditions on the horizon, land managers and producers have a lot to think about. The workshop will cover nutritional...

Clown Doctors Ball moves to Sydney

The annual Clown Doctors Ball which has been held in the Southern Highlands for the past 18 years will now take place at Luna Park in Sydney. Di Jones General Manager and Chair of the Clown Doctors Working Committee Kylie Walsh, says they're trying to capture a wider audience and more...

Police based in Moss Vale from Monday

As of Monday, all Police in the Highlands will be based out of the new Southern Highlands Police Station in Moss Vale. There is still an eagle phone at Bowral if a member of the public needs to speak to an Officer. Automatic phone diversions will also be in place for people...

Vale Dr Bruce Shepherd AM

Tributes are flowing for Bowral resident Dr. Bruce Shepherd after the 85 year old passed away peacefully this morning. Dr. Shepherd and his late wife Annette set up the the Shepherd Centre which provides therapy and services for children with hearing loss in Australia. One in every 1,000 Australian babies is born...

Outstanding heritage projects recognised

Some of the areas best heritage projects were recognised at the recent Wingecarribee Shire Heritage Awards which took place at the Old Bowral Town Hall. The awards are presented every two years. The winners include:  Best conservation of a heritage place - under $300,000‘Oldbury Cottage’Berrima  Best sympathetic addition to a heritage place...

Councillors accept pay increase

Wingecarribee Councillors have voted 8 - 1 in favour of accepting a 2.5 per cent pay increase for next financial year. Deputy Mayor Ian Scandrett voted against, arguing it would be unfair, given ratepayers had recently been handed a 45.3 per cent accumulative rate rise. However Councillor Gary Turland pointed out to...