LATEST NEWS

Highlands News

New resting place for historic World War 1 Gun in Moss Vale

Moss Vale's historic Howitzer World War One gun will be moved to Leighton Gardens in time for Anzac Day The old gun which was in desperate need of restoration use to be situated in a small park off Argyle Street near the train line. Last year Wingecarribee Council secured a $10,000 grant...

Coal mining opponents to undertake rigorous assessment

Coal Free Southern Highlands will be using a number of experts to review Hume Coal's Environmental Impact Statement which will go on public exhibition on Friday. This includes experts from Macquarie University, University of New South Wales and Western Sydney to look at a number of issues including groundwater, impact on...

Motorcyclist seriously injured in Bowral

Emergency Services have been called to a collission between a motorcyclist and car in Bowral. The incident took place on Old South Road just around 11:15am. The 70 year old motorcyclist has been taken to Liverpool Hospital with wrist, leg and pelvis injuries. The driver of the car was uninjured.

No Bundy Club for Brigadoon

Organisers of Brigadoon are expecting anywhere up to 15,000 people this weekend at Bundanoon. However one downside will be that the Bundanoon Club can't be accessed due to insolvency issues. The facility has usually provided some space and shelter for people who want to go inside and sit down. Publicity Officer Allistair Saunders...

Barbeque warning after Belanglo Explosion

Bowral Police are warning people about the dangers of barbecues after an extended family of five suffered burns in an incident in the Belanglo State Forest over the weekend. One of the family members tried to use a volatile accelerant to light a charcoal barbecue. Inspector John Klepczarek says people need to...

Big Boost for midweek golf in the Highlands

The launch of Australia's first ever 'Golf Stay & Play' Pass today in the Southern Highlands is expected to attract more midweek golf for our shire's eight golf courses. The launch is taking place at the Gibraltar Hotel and golf course with avid Golfer and celebrity Deborah Hutton will be making...

EIS to go on Public Exhibition this Friday

After years of debate in the Southern Highlands community, the Environmental Impact Statement for the Hume Coal Project will finally be placed on exhibition this Friday. The exhibition period is expected to trigger an unprecedented information and consultation program over the coming weeks from supporters and opponents. Project Director Greig Duncan says...

Footpath constructions works in Bowral

Footpath construction works are about to get underway along Banyette Street in Bowral. The work involves removing the existing ramps and constructing a new concrete footpath and pram ramps at the roundabout intersection with Bong Bong Street near Dirty Janes. Sections of the road may be temporarily reduced to one-way traffic. Work is...

Calls for Star Rating System

The National Farmers Federation and the Rural Doctors Association is calling for a star rating system to deal with the increasing number of people being killed by quad bikes. 231 people have died in Australia since 2011, with 43 of those being children under the age of 16. Shadow Minister for Primary...

New exhibition for Highlands Artist

Southern Highlands artist and two time Archibald finalist Zoe Young will be opening her first solo exhibition at the Piermarq Gallery in Paddington starting on Thursday. " Space Between Hours " features a series of paintings based around childhood memories, everyday interactions and accidental fascinations. The exhibition finishes on April 22.