Highlands News

Bridge closure scheduled

Wingecarribee Street bridge which connects Kirhham Street to Station Street will be temporarily closed from 6.30pm Friday September 18 until 6.30pm Sunday September 20. Work crews will be carrying road pavement rehabilitation works. Motorists are being encouraged to use the alternate Kirkham Road access situated north on Mittagong Road. Pedestrian access across the...

Highlands cricket planning to go ahead

The Highlands District Cricket Association is planning to get the cricket season underway next month. A number of measures will be put in place including, social distancing guidelines, the appointment of COVID Safety Officers and providing clubs with sanitizers. Former ICC Elite Panel Umpire and Association Chairman Simon Taufel believes connection is...

Duncan Gair returned as Mayor

Wingecarribee Mayor Duncan Gair has been returned as Mayor, following tonight's Mayoral Election. He and Garry Turland were the only two Councillors who nominated for the position. In the end Mayor Gair won the vote 4 - 2. Councillors Ian Scandrett and Larry Whipper abstained from voting. Councillor Graham Andrews was voted Deputy Mayor. Mayor...

New Mayor for our neighbours

Our neighbours in the Wollondilly Shire have a new Mayor. Councillor Robert Khan has been elected to the role for 12 months until the next Local Government election. His Deputy will be Councillor Banasik. Mayor Khan says it's an honour to be able to represent the people of Wollondilly and lead the Council...

Wingecarribee Mayor ready to talk

Wingecarribee Mayor DUNCAN GAIR is hoping to meet with critics of the council saying his door is always open. The council is under a Performance Improvement Order, with advisors sent in by the Office of Local Government, following claims the worsening behaviour of councillors has made the day to day business...

Highlands memorial planned for John Fahey

Bowral's Chevalier College says it will decide in coming days on a time to hold a memorial service for former Premier JOHN FAHEY. MR FAHEY - who passed away last week - enrolled at the school in 1958 and the college describes him as one of its most outstanding alumni. The school...

High range PCA charge after Colo Vale crash

A report of a car crashing into a fence at Colo Vale has led to a woman being charged with high-range PCA. It's alleged around 11 o'clock Saturday morning the 45-year-old was behind the wheel of a Honda Civic which reversed into the fence before driving off. Police were alerted and found...

Jail sentence for Bowral socialite

Bowral socialite Annabel Walker will have to spend a minimum of 12 months in jail after being convicted of fraud and deception offences. One of the more serious of those included providing false documents to Police after the 32 year old claimed she was unable to meet her bail conditions because...

Community Links here to help

Community Links Wellbeing in the Wingecarribee and Wollondilly is available to assist people who've been impacted by the bushfires earlier in the year. Back in May, the organisation was given a 12 month contract through Resilience NSW. The team can help in a variety of different ways, including arranging temporary housing and...

Two new life members for KKKK

A couple of new life members for the Kollege of Knowledge Kommittee for Kids in the Highlands including Vice President Jason Lewis and Peter Crittenden. The organisation supports special needs kids and their families in the area. The major fundraiser is the Gentleman's lunch which is normally held in October aswell as the...

RUOK?

We're being encouraged to wear yellow this R U O-K Day and ask people in our lives how they're going. The campaign coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day. 31 per cent of Australians are unsure how to have a chat with someone experiencing hardship. Bowral couple Ralph and Kathy Kelly lost their son...

Tahmoor Colliery fined

  Tahmoor Coal has been fined 15 grand by the Environmental Protection Agency after the Bargo River was polluted with clay from the operation. The pollution was discovered by researchers in April after the the coal handling and preparation plant failed to remove a fine grained clay in its water treatment system. The...

Second stage victory for Caleb Ewan

Former Southern Highlands cyclist Caleb Ewan has claimed his second victory in this year's Tour de France, winning a tightly-contested sprint to claim the 11th stage - a 167.5-km ride from Chatelaillon-Plage. The Lotto-Soudal rider threw his bike forward over the line to narrowly beat triple world champion Peter Sagan, who...

Second placing for Caleb Ewan

Caleb Ewan has come within a whisker of a second stage win at the Tour De France. The Moss Vale missile was pipped at the finish line in stage 10 by Sam Bennett. It's the Irishman's first ever stage victory. Slovenian Primoz Roglic retains the yellow jersey with a 21 second lead. Meantime the...

Drug bust at Mittagong

A woman is facing a number of drug charges after an arrest at Mittagong early Monday morning. Around 3-oclock Hume Police attended a service station on the Old Hume Highway and spoke to two women, who were parked in a white Holden Commodore. The vehicle and two women were searched and it's...

PIO issued to Wingecarribee Council

A Performance Improvement Order issued by the Local Government Minister to Wingecarribee Council is set to cost ratepayers $80,000. Shelley Hancock officially issued the notice yesterday. The PIO will involve ongoing training for Councillors and the Mayor, the appointment of a workplace trainer and psychologist and a State and local government temporary...

Free fill warning across the Highlands

Highlands residents are being urged to be aware of dodgy operators who are offering free fill. It follows a spate of incidents where large amounts of contaminated soil have been dumped on properties at Buxton, Hill Top, Paddy’s River and Wingello. The residents had innocently responded to adverts of ‘clean fill’. It's believed...

Vale George Dummer

Tributes are flowing for former Oxley College student George Dummer who sadly lost his life in Sydney yesterday. After a morning of rugby and a swim on Sydney Harbour with his friends, George collapsed when he got back on a boat. He was rushed to Royal North Shore Hospital, but couldn't be...

Funding announcement for Winterfest

Organisers of Bundanoon Winterfest have secured some important grant funding, which will ensure the event goes ahead in 2021. The grant has come from the ComBank Bushfire Recovery Fund which was set up to support bushfire affected communities. Normally Winterfest attracts funding from local businesses, but the bushfires and now COVID19 has...