Highlands News

Draft water extraction policy on exhibition

Wingecarribee Council is seeking feedback regarding its draft water extraction policy. The policy relates to a number of bulk water filling stations which have been installed for access to our water supply. The stations are used by council maintenance crews, licensed contractors and water suppliers and were purpose built to prevent water...

Road safety campaign in the Wingecarribee

Wingecarribee Council is teaming up again with the Little Blue Dinosaur Foundation to raise awareness about the importance of pedestrian road safety. The foundation was set up by David and Michelle McLaughlin who lost their son Tom in a tragic road accident during a family holiday. The pair work with councils across...

Charges laid after Police seize buggy with illegal police markings

Police have charged a man after he was spotted driving a buggy that allegedly had illegal New South Wales Police markings in the Southern Highlands. Police investigating reports the buggy narrowly missed a Mitsubishi ute on Wombeyan Caves Road on Saturday. The incident was captured on a dash cam and posted on...

Carols tradition continues

Thousands have turned out for tonight's Bowral Family Carols at Bradman Oval. The crowds have been kept entertained by 2st's Angela Walsh who played host and popular entertainer Colin Buchanan. There have been a few new things this year including a performance by the the Moss Vale Aerial girls and activities organised...

Retailers hoping for big Christmas spend

The Illawarra Business Chamber is expecting a good Christmas for retailers, despite figures showing the economy is slowing across Australia. This has been caused by sliding property prices, record household debt, shrinking savings and the drought. However Executive Director Adam Zarth says alot of people tend to put away money during the...

New electoral offices for Hume MP

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor has moved electorate offices at both Camden and Goulburn. The office at Camden is now situated at 18 Hill Street in Camden and has a new contact phone number – (02) 4658 7188. Meanwhile the office at Goulburn is now located on the Ground Floor at...

Chemical scare at Picton Pool

Safework NSW has an urgent safety warning after an incident at Picton Pool, which resulted in several people having to be taken to hospital, including Bowral Hospital. Earlier this week an employee released dry chlorine and sodium bisulphate in the same section of the pool when they should've been released at...

Push for Women's Shed at Robertson

A meeting is taking place on Saturday to discuss forming a Women's Shed at Robertson. Karon Sacks who has a keen interest in welding and plasma cutting originally approached the men to see if she could join their organisation. However the majority voted in favour of a separate group being set up...

Beware of the Elm Leaf Beetle

They may seem harmless enough, but the Elm Leef beetle is causing problems for our local Elm Trees. Wingecarribee Council is rolling out a pest management program to manage the insect. The beetle which originates from Europe was first discovered in Victoria back in 1989 and has since made its way interstate. Manager...

Premier outlines plan for HSR

It's been spoken about for decades, but the State Government has outlined a bold plan for high speed rail in NSW. For routes have been proposed including a southern inland route between Sydney, Goulburn or Canberra, Another is a southern coastal route including Wollongong and Nowra. The trains would reach speeds of around...

Tahmoor man a million dollars richer

A Tahmoor man is " gobsmacked " after winning one million dollars in last night's division one lotto draw. He went to the paper shop this morning and the Shop Assistant told him about it. After saying there would be no way it would be him, he checked his ticket and the...

Awareness levels down

Figures from the NSW Food and Wine Tourism Strategy show low levels of awareness between the State’s different wine regions and brands. 67 per cent of people in a National Visitor survey recognised the Hunter Valley but only seven per cent of respondents mentioned the Southern Highlands. The figures also show 47.1...

Bus stop bungle at Wingello

Transport for NSW has admitted they got it wrong after erecting a bus stop sign outside the front of Wingello Village General Store. It means the sign is in the way of the petrol pump and residents won't be able to stop outside the store to collect their mail. The bus stops...

Guns uncovered at Mittagong

A man from Bowral has been charged with a number of alleged firearms offences. Around 11:30 on Friday Night Police attended a car park in Mittagong where they spoke to a small group of men. Officers found several pellets in a container near a vehicle. A further search uncovered an air rifle and...

Look who's come to town!

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has joined Liberal Candidate for Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith at an " On Tap Event " at the George IV Inn at Picton. The event was attended by 250 people who discussed issued related to electricity prices, infrastructure and immigration. Mr. Abbott says it was was great to...

Elderly woman allegedly sexually assaulted

A carer has been charged with allegedly sexually assaulting an elderly woman at an aged care facility in Picton. Officers from the Camden Police District started an investigation after an incident which took place back on Monday October 8. Police will allege a 59 year old man sexually assaulted an 89 year...