Highlands News

Changes to covid19 restrictions in NSW

The changes in restrictions come less than two weeks after they were relaxed on December 15. All will stay in place until at least January 27. FROM DECEMBER 24 * Indoor mask wearing will be compulsory in all non residential settings, including for hospitality staff and in offices. * People are encouraged to work...

Mens shed gets Christmas surprise

The Men’s Shed at Pepperfield Lifestyle Resort Bowral has received an early Christmas present. The Plymouth Brethren Christian Church has donated a new bench saw, which will be used to repair furniture and toys, and create custom made household items. About 15 men drop into the shed on a weekly basis Church member...

Moss Vale bypass information session

Wingecarribee Council will be holding an information session about the proposed Moss Vale Bypass. Council’s Director of Service and Project Delivery, Ms Karin Targa said the project is a crucial step in alleviating traffic congestion and also supporting the the Southern Highlands Innovation Park. The session will be held at the Moss...

Covid update for Wingecarribee

There are currently 36 active cases of covid19 in the Wingecarribee. The figures were last updated by NSW Health at eight o'clock December 21. The number of Covid patients in NSW hospitals has climbed back above 300. The state has recorded just over 3700 new daily cases. 40 people are in I-C-U.  

Independent's visit to Bundanoon

Independent Candidate for Hume Penny Ackery has made a visit to Bundanoon to speak with local residents about some of the issues their concerned about. Around 40 people attended the gathering and Ms Ackery will return to the village in the new year to attend a meet the candidates forum being...

Grand parade applications sought

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking applications from community groups wanting to take part in next year’s Australia Day Grand Parade in Berrima. That could include local charities, community and volunteer groups, schools, sporting groups and classic car clubs. The parade will get underway at midday. Applications close on January 17 and for further...

NSW detectives investigate silver bullion heist worth over one million dollars

Robbery and Serious Crime Squad detectives are appealing for information after silver bullion valued at $1 million was stolen from a truck travelling between Sydney and Melbourne while on the Highlands. Between 4.30pm on Friday 26 November 2021 and 8am on Monday 29 November 2021, a consignment of silver disappeared from a truck while...

Robertson musician to learn from the best

Robertson musician Amber Kenny has been accepted into the prestigious CMAA Academy of Country Music course which is running in Tamworth next month. She's one of 29 students selected for the 10 day development program. She'll be mentored by some of the music industry's biggest stars including Troy and Jem Cassar-Daley, and...

Wollondilly Shire has a new Mayor

The Wollondilly Shire has a new Mayor after Councillor Matt Gould defeated his colleague Judy Hannan by more than a thousand first preference votes. Councillor Gould has a number of priorities moving forward including maintaining close ties with Wingecarribee Council. He says co - operation between the two areas during bushfires is...

Covid cases on the rise

The number of covid cases in the Wingcarribee continues to increase As of eight o'clock Sunday December 19 there were 28 active cases in the shire. Across the state and there's been a slight dip in new Covid infections -- but hospitalisations have jumped again. 2501 new cases have been detected in 24-hours. 261...

Truck stuck on Macquarie Pass

UPDATE: The road has re - opened The Illawarra Highway is closed in both directions on Macquarie Pass after a truck got stuck on one of the hairpin bends. Motorists are being asked to avoid the area. Motorists can use the M1 Princes Motorway, Picton Road and the Hume Motorway instead, and allow...

Goulburn MP appointed Minister for LG

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman has been appointed Minister for Local Government. It follows Shelley Hancock's decision not to re - contest the next state election in 2023 and not seek reappointment to the cabinet. Ms. Tuckerman said she 's very honoured and humbled by the appointment and looks forward to working...

New nets for Hill Top Northern Villages

The Hill Top Northern Villages Cricket Club has been successful with its grant application for new training facilities at Boronia Park. The club has been awarded $137,000 from the Greater Cities and Regional Sport Facility Fund. Member for Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith said it's great news for cricket in the northern villages. "It will...

Covid update for Wingecarribee

There have been 14 new cases of covid19 in the Wingecarribee Shire over the past seven days. As of eight o'clock last night NSW Health was reporting 18 active cases in the shire. The number of Covid patients in New South Wales hospitals has surged back above 200. 215 people are in hospital...

Range Rd project to be completed early next year

We're being told the Range Road Bridge Project at Mittagong should be completed within the first quarter of next year. The majority of the bridge works are now complete, but the rain over the past couple of months has significantly delayed the road works. Project Manager Oliver Sekuloski from Saunders Construction is...

Busiest season on record

It's official! The last three and a bit months have been the busiest on record for Southern Highlands snake catcher Ray McGibbon. Since September he's had to relocate almost 250 snakes including Red Bellies, Highlands Copperheads, Tigers and Eastern Browns. The Browns tend to be found around Marulan and Goulburn. Ray said he tries...

Staff member tests positive to covid

A staff member who works at the Ministerial Office of Hume MP and Energy Minister Angus Taylor has tested positive to COVID19. The staff member is apparently upbeat about spending Christmas Day in isolation. Mr. Taylor and members of his Canberra ministerial office have also been tested. The Hume MP has returned a...

Have your say about Cook Street playspace

Residents keen to have their say about the design of the new Cook Street Park playspace in Mittagong are being invited on site this afternoon between 4:30 and 6pm. If its raining the gathering will be held at the Welby Hall. The park was closed back in 2019, due to its age...

Government House tree hails from Penrose

A five metre tall Christmas tree grown in the Penrose State Forest is once again sitting proudly in the foyer area of Government House. Forestry Corporation's Moss Vale Area Supervisor, Tom Bagnell said the radiata pine started its life as one of around nine million seeds sown in their Tumut nursery...