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Highlands News

Pie time debrief in Mittagong

Destination Southern Highlands is holding a Pie Time debrief and planning session at the Mittagong RSL on September 11, between 11am and midday. Throughout the festival 200,000 pies were sold which is up a staggering 100 per cent and 8000 people attended the revamped festival event at the Bong Bong Bong...

Fire Crew heading back home

16 firefighters from the Highlands are currently assisting their colleagues fight bushfires in the Clarence Valley. The group have been helping out where needed, depending on the situation Inspector David Stimson says they'll be arriving back home tomorrow. IMAGE CREDIT: RFS Southern Highlands

Macquarie Pass closures

Roads and Maritime Services will be carrying out road maintenance on the Illawarra Highway at Macquarie Pass next week. That includes Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 9am and 3pm. Light vehicles can detour via Jamberoo Mountain Road and Terry Street. For further details: http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/illawarra/planned-maintenance-road-closures/index.html

Share the Dignity Campaign at Bowral Hospital

Bowral Hospital has set up a collection box in the front foyer next to maternity where locals can drop off new and unopened sanitary and personal care items. The initiative is all part of the Share the Dignity campaign aimed at helping women who've been subjected to domestic violence and those...

Councillor Whipper's warning about taking care on our roads

Wingecarribee Councillor Larry Whipper has been left a little shaken after his vehicle hit a kangaroo. The incident took place around 8pm on Wednesday, when Councillor Whipper was travelling home to Robertson, following Wednesday's council meeting. The vehicle incurred substantial damage and an insurance assessor will determine whether it's a right off...

Mitigation measures for quarry proposal at Sutton Forest

Sutton Forest Quarries have announced a number of new mitigation measures and commitments in a bid to address concerns about its sandstone quarry proposal. The company has decided not to carry out sand blasting and have agreed to carry out further investigations into water concerns, a review into traffic access arrangements...

Man charged with alleged indecent act in Moss Vale public toilet

An 82 year old man has been charged with an alleged act of indecency inside a public toilet at Moss Vale. Around 4:30 yesterday afternoon, a 15 year old boy went into the block in a park on Argyle Street. Police from the Hume Police District will allege the 82 year old...

New pedestrian bridge at Moss Vale now operational

Locals are now starting to use the new pedestrian bridge across the rail line at Argyle Street in Moss Vale. Back in April this year Goulburn MP Pru Goward said the new $1 million dollar structure would improve pedestrian and cyclist safety and better connect the north of the Moss Vale...

Safety improvement work at Exeter

Stage two of the Exeter Black Spot Safety Improvement Program will start on Monday August 27. Work will include widening road shoulders, new bitumen, the pruning of tree branches to improve the sight-line of motorists and new road signs and line-marking. The work will be carried out between 7am and 6pm weekdays...

YAC recruitment now open

Member for Goulburn Pru Goward is encouraging young people in the Highlands to apply for a position on the NSW Youth Advisory Council. Council members meet every four to six weeks and play an important role in guiding the NSW Government on Youth Affairs. Applications close at the end of September and...

Two strikes and you're out

" A two strikes and you're out policy " will be part of a mandatory code of conduct introduced next year to govern the short-term holiday letting industry in NSW. In the Southern Highlands for example, a host will be able to rent out their house every day of the year,...

Drought cheque handed over to Bowral Co - Op

Wingecarribee Mayor Ken Halstead has handed over a $10,000 cheque to the Bowral Co - Op, which will go towards drought affected farmers on the Southern Highlands. At the last council meeting, Councillors unanimously agreed to make the donation on top of rate relief for farmers who's sole income relies on...

Welby junk yard operator fined

A Southern Highlands man has been fined $15,000 for operating a prohibited junkyard from a property at Welby. Hassan Salem had been running an illegal business from the site, which involved the collection of scrap metal and the collection and resale of unwanted items including cars and boats. Magistrate Ian Cheetham told...

4 young people injured in serious crash overnight between Burrawang and Robertson.

Update: The Illawarra Highway has reopened too all traffic following a serious single-vehicle crash overnight between Burrawang and Robertson. It's understood the driver swerved to avoid hitting a wombat. Inspector John Klepczarek says 4 young people were travelling in the vehicle and tragically it appears a 15-year-old was ejected from the vehicle after...

Hume MP offers resignation

Federal Member for Hume and Law Enforcement and Cyber Security Minister Angus Taylor has offered his resignation, following Peter Dutton's failed leadership challenge. Mr. Taylor joins other Ministers to do the same thing including Michael Sukkar, James McGrath and Concetta Fieravanti-Wells. Zed Seselja is also expected to stand down from his position. It's...

Who's living on my land?

The National Parks Association wants to speak with residents in the Wingello area who want to take part in an upcoming workshop titled Who's living on My Land '. Those interested will find out how to use infrared cameras to survey their land for wildlife. Spokesperson Margot Law says they'd ideally like...

Mount Gibraltar Walking Track on the agenda

Wingecarribee Councillor Gary Turland will be putting forward a notice of motion at tomorrow afternoon's meeting about the Mount Gibraltar Walking Track. Councillor Turland wants to identifying a section of track from the Bowral water reservoir to the Bowral Lookout which would mean people wouldn't have to walk on the dangerous...

Man injured by horse near Wilton

A man is in a serious condition after he was thrown off a horse near Wilton. Just after 3:15pm yesterday, Emergency Services rushed to a property at Greendale Park. NSW Paramedics say the horse stomped on the the left side of the 50 year old's chest aswell as his head. The man was...

Time to think about saving water

We're being encouraged to start thinking about water saving initiatives heading into the warmer months. The Wingecarribee Reservoir, where we get most of our water from is at 62.6 per cent capacity and 93 per cent at Bundanoon. Council's Water Coordinator Graeme Mellor says this is plenty of capacity but insists they...