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Red shield appeal this weekend

Red Shield Appeal volunteers will be out and about this weekend across the Coast and Highlands and locals are being asked to give generously. If you don't feel comfortable with donating you don't have to, but they are keen to meet people and help out anyway they can. You can find out...

Wingecarribee Reconciliation Group and Council to hold mural painting

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum, the Wingecarribee Reconciliation Group and Council will be painting a mural at the Aboriginal Cultural and Community Centre at Mittagong tomorrow. Chairperson Kim Leevers is encouraging people to bring along their artistic clothing. "People who want to be part of a historical record...

Draft disability inclusion action plan on exhibition

Wingecarribee Council's draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan is now on exhibition. The plan has been designed to remove barriers and make our shire a more inclusive destination and place to live for people with disability. The four focus areas include attitudes and behaviours, liveable communities, employment and systems and processes. Photo credit: Wingecarribee...

Livestock Loss Update at Sutton Forest

A full investigation is now underway after a large number of cattle were hit on the Hume Highway at Sutton Forest Emergency Services responded around 8:30 and found a prime mover semi trailer, a Volkswagen Transporter and a Honda Civic had all collided with 14 cattle on the roadway. 11 of the...

Councillor defends pay increase

Wingecarribee Councillor Graham McLaughlin is defending his colleagues' decision to accept a 2.5 per cent pay increase recommended by the Local Government Remuneration Tribunal. It comes as ratepayers face a 43.5 per cent accumulative increase and an emergency services levy. Councillors voted eight votes to one in favour of the rise. Councillor McLaughlin...

Life Saving Journey to pass through the Highlands

A man who's running from Sydney to Canberra to raise awareness about depression will be passing through the Southern Highlands later this afternoon. Brendan Greenwood had a traumatic response when his wife suffered an abruption which almost claimed both her life and that of their young daughter. All his thoughts went back...

Councillor Turns Focus onto Bundanoon Pool

Debate continues about the future of swimming pools in the shire after Wingecarribee Councillor Gary Turland described the current situation as being unsustainable. Over the last three years council has spent $11.7 million dollars on maintaining facilities at Bundanoon, Moss Vale, Bowral and Mittagong. Councillor Gary Turland has spruiked the idea of...

Traffic Chaos on Highway at Sutton Forest

There was traffic chaos on the Hume Highway tonight at Sutton Forest after 10 cows were hit by oncoming traffic. Just before nine o'clock a large number of cows escaped from a paddock and wandered across the southbound lanes of the Highway near the Illawarra Highway off ramp. At least 10 were...

Hume MP releases statement on Manchester Bombing

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor has released a statement since the Manchester bombing and has expressed his deepest sympathies to the families of the victims. Mr. Taylor has gone onto say, that as the father of four children, the horror he feels at these young lives being targeted is hard...

Hume Coal concerned about Political Intervention

The Battle 4 Berrima Group met with NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian yesterday to discuss their concerns about the Hume Coal Mining Proposal. However not everyone's happy about it including Hume Coal. Spokesperson Ben Fitzsimmons believes the group is interfering with the planning process and says it's not the approach they'll be taking. He...