Highlands News

Truck fire at Burrawang

Fire crews have been called to extinguish a truck fire at Burrawang. The blaze broke out just before 1pm yesterday on the corner of the Illawarra Highway and Sheepwash Road. A Hazmat crew was also called as a precauition. The fire was put out about an hour later with the truck's cabin completely...

Long term employee calls it a day

A long term employee at Warrigal Bundanoon Residential Care Home has decided to call it a day. Heather Peacock who's a Leisure and Lifestyle Officer, has given 32 years of service to the organisation. In addition to this, four generations of her family have also worked at Warrigal. CEO Mark Sewell said Heather...

Town hall meet about assistance measures

Member for Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith is inviting business owners to take part in a virtual town hall meeting with the Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello. Mr. Smith has received alot of feedback, that many businesses don’t know what they’re entitled to receive and aren't aware of the other assistance measures...

Public inquiry to be held into Wingecarribee Council

Minister Local Government Shelley Hancock has announced that a public inquiry will be held into Wingecarribee Council. This will be carried out by Barrister Ross Glover, with Viv May to remain the Administrator. The terms of reference will specifically relate to the behaviour of Councillors with operational and planning matters aswell as...

Doctor at Southern Medical Centre tests positive

A doctor from Sydney who works at the Southern Medical Centre in Moss Vale a couple of days a week has tested positive to covid19. Five staff members have had to get tested and self isolate. The Doctor also saw three patients, while infectious. Two of those were brief consultations with little interaction,...

Local reaction about IPC decision

After 11 years and 12 days, the Southern Highlands community now has a decision about the Hume Coal proposal. The Independent Planning Commission which has conducted a number of public hearings has found the benefits of the project would not outweigh the adverse environmental, social and economic impacts. Coal Free Southern Highlands...

Givit and Southern Highlands Foundation joins forces

Not-for-profit donation platform GIVIT has teamed up with the Southern Highlands Foundation with the aim of helping those who are suffering from hardship as a result of the lockdowns, natural disasters and domestic violence. Scott Barrett from GIVIT is calling on individuals, charities or community groups to get in contact. He has...

Protestors arrested outside Moss Vale Civic Centre

Today's unauthorised protests across the state included one outside the Moss Vale Civic Centre. Two people were arrested and six penalty infringement notices were issued The group were protesting lockdowns and mandatory vaccinations. Given the Police Station is directly opposite, it wasn't long before Officers were on scene. 78 other unauthorised protests also took...

IPC knocks back Hume Coal proposal

In breaking news this afternoon. The Independent Planning Commission has knocked back the Hume Coal proposal for the Southern Highlands. The IPC stated the potential impacts of the proposed greenfield development “are too great to be reasonably managed, and the social risks to the community are high.” Battle 4 Berrima Spokesperson Michael Verberkt...

Three new Directors at Wingecarribee Council

More changes at Wingecarribee Council. General Manager Lisa Miscamble has announced the appointment of three new Executive Directors in consultation with the Internal Administrator Viv May. Mr Geoff King has been appointed Director Communities and Place, Ms Carmel Foster Director Corporate Strategy and Resourcing and Ms Karin Targa Director Service Delivery and...

Bowral Cycling Classic postponed

Covid19 has forced organisers to postpone the fifth edition of the Bowral Cycling Classic The event will now move from October, to the weekend of December 11 and 12 instead. Founder James Yaffa is expecting people will want to travel regions like the Highlands, once the covid situation improves and vaccination rates...

RUOK innitiative in Moss Vale

A Moss Vale High School student is doing his bit for mental health. Jeremy Millward who's in year 11 has approached all of the pharmacies in Moss Vale, and they've agreed to stock a number of RUOK products for him, including black and yellow masks, yellow socks and cardholders. Funds raised will...

Changes for Wollondilly electorate

A couple of changes to the seat of Wollondilly for the 2023 state election. As part of the State Electoral Redistribution, Appin and Cataract will move into Campbelltown. The Southern Highlands will remain unchanged. Member for Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith said the changes won't affect his seat too much. " We've done some great things...

Mystery winner from Bargo comes forward

A Bargo woman has been identified as the mystery winner of $4.8 million dollars in last night's division one Set for Life draw. The Lott was initially unable to contact her, because she was an unregistered player. The woman made the discovery after seeing a social media post. She's told the Lott she...

$4.8 million dollar winning entry purchased at Bargo

Officials from the Lott are waiting for the person who bought a $4.8 million winning entry from the Bargo Newsagencyto come forward. The winning entry is unregistered, which means officials have no way of contacting the winner to break the life-changing news. The division prize will be paid in instalments of $20,000...

Shipping container fire at Colo Vale

Fire crews have been called to a shipping container fire at Colo Vale which broke out in the early hours of Sunday morning. Firefighters had to deal with a sophisticated mixed solar and mains electricity supply with an adjoining residence. The Rural Fire Service managed to cut the fire off from reaching...