Highlands News

Farewell to a musical maestro

The entire community in the Highlands has been left saddened by the death of Berrima resident Geoff Harvey. Mr. Harvey was a highly accomplished musician and composer, who accompanied some of the finest Australian international artists around the world. He worked on some of Channel Nine's most popular TV shows, and composed...

Bowral local has big plans for fire table invention

A Bowral local is part of a team that has invented a gas fired table which can be used during those cold winter months in the Highlands. Taren Singh from Inner Flame says the table delivers heat from the lower section right to the top, but insists the harmful substances of...

Highlands crossfitters excel

A number of Benton CrossFit members have performed outstandingly at the Cross Fit Open, which is the largest fitness event in the world. The open was a five week online competition involving more than 400,000 competitors. Some of the top results from Benton included: * Gym owner, Ben Garard, finishing the Open in...

Penrose family to feature on TV

A Highlands family will feature in the XVenture Family Challenge TV series airing on Channel 10 this Sunday at 2:30pm. Thomas, Peter, David and Alison Gillies from Penrose will represent Team Gillies in a number of challenges at the Bay of Islands in New Zealand. We've been told the eight part series...

The mystery behind the damaged pole

A number of concerns have been raised by locals about a damaged pole situated on the corner of Bong Bong and Boolwey Streets. A Wingecarribee Council Spokesperson has confirmed the pole is a Communications Pillar. Telstra is currently arranging for its repair and temporary fencing has been erected around it. Council says damaged...

Robbery & break in at Burradoo

Police are seeking information about a robbery and break in at Burradoo. Around 2:40pm yesterday, a man went to a house on Burradoo Road for business reasons and noticed the front door was damaged. He then saw two men coming out of the house, both carrying crowbars. The pair damanded he hand over...

Bushfire danger period ending

With the bushfire danger period ending at the end of this month, locals are being asked to check Wingecarribee Council's online backyard burning map app. The app enables resident to see when, where and how backyard burning can be carried out. Environmental Project Officer Michael Rhydderch says there's a few things to...

21 year lease to remain status quo

The relationship between the Berrima and District Historical Society and the Highlands Theatre Group was described at last night's council meeting as ' toxic '. Councillor Larry Whipper made the comments before a rescission motion he signed was knocked back, by the majority of Councillors. That means the 21 year lease signed...

Council to explore leasing option at saleyards

Wingecarribee Council will be seeking expressions of interest from private operators who would be interested in leasing the Southern Regional Livestock Exchange at Moss Vale. Council will advertise for a suitable operator in the first quarter of next year with a preference for a long term capital lease. Leasing the facility was...

Earthhour at Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens

Participants in this Saturday's earth hour will be going for two Guinness World Record attempts. The first is for the largest display of solar lanterns and the second is for the most amount of people carrying a solar lantern. The celebrations will be happening at the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens from 5:15pm. To...

4th edition of Bowral Cycling Classic launched

The Bowral Cycling Classic has been officially launched for 2019. This years event will be taking place on the weekend of October 19 and 20, with organisers expecting around 3500 riders to register. The towns of Robertson, Fitzroy Falls and Berrima will once again be a feature and all the course options...

Bowral local receives prestigious award

Bowral local Neal Cameron will be recognised for his long time support of the Sydney Royal Easter Show. The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW will presenting him with a prestigious Champions of the RAS Award. Each year the organisation recognises 15 individuals across the state Mr. Cameron and the other recipients will also...

Using robots to teach local autistic kids

A humanoid robot by the name of ' NAO ' is making fantastic progress with autistic kids in the Southern Highlands. The robot is being promoted ahead of next Tuesday's World Autism Day which is taking place at Bradman Oval and is all part of a program being developed for children...

Vote recount in seat of Goulburn

The Goulburn Branch of the Labor Party has called for a re - count after concerns were raised about the vote counting process by election officials. It's not known whether this will have any bearing on the final result, but President Jason Shepherd says it's important everyone's vote is counted properly. He...

New businesses opening in the Highlands

New figures from the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, show there have been 26 new businesses which have opened up over the past 12 months in the Bundanoon, Hill Top and Colo Vale areas. In fact more than 1000 new businesses opened up in the electorate of Hume in the...

Car rolls at Fitzroy Falls

A motorist has had a lucky escape after crashing his vehicle at Fitzroy Falls. Around 10:45 this morning, the man in 40's was travelling along Sheepwash Road when he lost control and rolled. He managed to escape via the sunroof without serious injuries and was taken to Bowral Hospital. Police, the Rural Fire...

Building appeal for Botanic Gardens education centre

Volunteers at the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens have launched a building appeal for the proposed education centre. A development application has been approved by council and the centre will provide all weather facilities on site. This will be particularly useful for local schools which visit. At the moment the community organisation receives no...

Nial Blair steps down

Southern Highlands resident and Deputy Nationals leader Nial Blair says threats against him over water policy played a role in his decision to step down from cabinet. The now former Minister for Primary Industries, Regional Water and Trade will serve on the backbench. He says hostility, directed at him after mass fish...

Milk & diesel spill at Bargo

Emergency Services have been called to a crash at Bargo Early Saturday night, a b double carrying milk collided with another vehicle and a rock wall on the Hume Motorway. A hazmat tanker from Bowral Fire and Rescue responded. An amount of milk also had to be cleaned up. Fire crews from Picton and...