Highlands News

Eastern Brown caught in Moss Vale CBD

It's not very often you come across an Eastern Brown Snake in the Moss Vale CBD. That was the case recently after one hitched a ride in a truck from a building site in Campbelltown. The snake slid away outside the council chambers where building materials were dropped off. It was eventually found...

Kangaroo slaughter protest in Bowral

As part of World Kangaroo Day tomorrow, a protest is being held in Corbett Plaza Bowral, calling for a moratorium on kangaroo slaughter. The protest is being organised by the Southern Highlands branch of the Animal Justice Party. Regional Group Leader Heather Edwards says the Southern Highlands community is horrified by the...

Three car crash in Bowral

Emergency Services have been called to a three car crash in Bowral. The incident took place just after 10am on the corner of Moss Vale Road and Carrington Street. NSW Paramedics say two people have been taken to hospital with minor injuries. Motorists can expect a few delays in the area.  IMAGE CREDIT: NSW...

Supply shortage in local shops

A number of Highlands businesses are reporting a lack of product supply from overseas The problem seems to be COVID19 driven, but there have also been union issues. We've spoken to Southern Highlands Chamber Chair Steve Horton who says he's struggling to get things out of India and Italy and when it...

All abilities playground now open

After two and half years in the making, the new All Abilities playground at the Berrima Marketplace is now open to the public. The Berrima District Rotary Club have put alot of time into developing the concept and Past President Derek White says there are a number of fantastic new features...

Drugs & weapons charges in Bowral

A man is facing a number of serious charges, following a vehicle stop in Bowral. Around 2:30pm yesterday, Police were called to Station Street after reports an orange Ford Territory was being driven dangerously. Officers found the vehicle a short time later, with the 36 year old male driver returning a positive...

Sam Burgess pursues police statement in Moss Vale court

NRL player-turned-coach Sam Burgess wants police to hand over the statement mentioned in a newspaper report on alleged gambling and drug use, a court has heard. But police have so far refused, telling Moss Vale Local Court on Wednesday it's unrelated to current court proceedings about the former South Sydney captain's...

Police pursuit in the Southern Highlands

A man has been charged with an alleged Police pursuit in the Southern Highlands. Just before 5:30 this morning, the 37 year old stole a number of items from a servo in Marulan before sealing a Ford Falcon. A short time later, he failed to pay for petrol at a second servo...

Launch of Highlands Connect

A monthly networking event, run by business for business, is being set up in the Southern Highlands. Highlands Connect has been put together by the Southern Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Regional Development Australia Southern Inland. It's being launched on Thursday November 12 from 5.30-7pm at the Mittagong RSL. For details...

Highlands MP calls for more women to stand for council

With the council elections just under a year away, Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman and Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock are encouraging more women to stand for council. Women represent just 31 per cent of all NSW Councillors and there are currently no women on Wingecarribee Council. Ms. Tuckerman says it...

Robertson Spuddies the best

The Third Grade Group Seven decider was played out at Ron Costello Oval in Shellharbour on Sunday, with the Robertson Spuddies saving their best until last. Up against the Mount Warrigal Kooris - who haven't lost a match all season - and despite being behind at the break, the Spuddies took...

Fatal crash at Wilton

The Crash Investigation Unit has been called into investigate a fatal crash which took place at Wilton. Just before 6am on Saturday, Emergency services were called to Picton Road, near Macarthur Drive. Police have been told a vehicle towing a boat and a utility collided. The male driver of the utility died at...

ATSB to investigate incident at Yerrinbool

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is investigating an incident on a NSW Trains passenger service at Yerrinbool. Just after 6pm on Tuesday October 13, a fire broke out on the trailing bogie of locomotive TE2811 at Yerrinbool platform on the Up Main. It's believed the fire was caused by a wheel bearing...

Pub patrons urged to get tested

NSW Health has issued the following statement after recently revealing that a person infected with COVID19 was living in the Bargo area. Bargo Hotel, Great Southern Road Bargo, on 26 September 2020 between 7pm - 9pm. Patrons or staff who were there for an hour or more during this time are considered...

Proposal to build electric vehicles in Moss Vale

A massive electric vehicle manufacturing business is hoping to call the Southern Highlands home. True Green wants to run the operation from a 50 hectare site in the 1200 acre Moss Vale enterprise zone. Once the project is up and running it will take up about 15 to 20 per cent of...

Truck crash at Berrima

UPDATE: The Hume Highway is closed northbound between the Illawarra Highway and Medway Road at Berrima after a truck crash. Light vehicles are being diverted onto the Illawarra Highway to Moss Vale, Waite Street, Berrima Road, Oldbury Street, Old Hume Highway and Medway Road to return to the Hume Motorway. Heavy vehicles are...

Green light for costing and design work

Costing and design work for the Moss Vale Bypass will get underway soon after Wingecarribee Council received $2.4 million dollars from the State Government. The project has been in the making as far back as the 1960's. A corridor is in place and the costing and design work is expected to take...

Alleged firearms offences at Bargo

A man has been charged with a number of alleged firearms and domestic violence offences, after Police raided a home in Bargo. Last month, Police started an investigation into domestic violence offences involving a 24-year-old woman. Last Tuesday, Officers went to a house at Hambridge Road, Bargo where they arrested a 23-year-old...

Another gold medal for Pecora Dairy at Robertson

Pecora Dairy at Robertson has taken out another gold medal at the Delicious Harvey Norman Produce Awards. Now in its 15th year, the Awards celebrate some of the country’s best produce. Owner Michael Cain has told 2st's Graeme Day that more and more people want to know their their food comes from. He...