Highlands News

School zone enforcement at Glenquarry

A Moss Vale man has copped an $817 fine and lost nine demerit points, following a school zone enforcement operation at Glenquarry Public School in the Southern Highlands. Just before 9 o'clock this morning, Police attached to the Southern Traffic Group clocked a 27 year old man travelling at 63 in...

Council land to be subdivided

Council owned at 10 Frankland Street in Mittagong is currently in the process of being subdivided into two blocks and will then be put to open tender. At this point Mayor Duncan Gair is remaining tight lipped about where he'd like the money spent. In the meantime Deputy Mayor Gary Turland says...

Crop swap concept growing in Mittagong

A new concept is developing in Mittagong called ' Crop Swap '. It's all about getting locals to swap their fruit and vegetables, without any cash changing hands. The concept began in Sydney back in 2016 and has now moved to 12 other locations around Australia. Leanne Ferreira from the Glass Cafe in...

Woman missing from the Southern Highlands

UPDATE: Joanna has been found safe and well. Police are seeking information about a woman who's gone missing from the Southern Highlands. 31 year old Joanna Latoszek was last seen in Orient Street, Willow Vale, between midday and 1pm yesterday and hasn’t been in contact with her family since. Police say Joanna entered...

Braemar fire update

Firefighters have kept a close eye overnight on a fire which broke out yesterday afternoon at the Garden Emporium on the Old Hume Highway at Braemar. Crews left just after 7 this morning, just to makesure it didn't re - ignite. The main shopping area has been severely damaged with the ceiling...

Operation Chrome to target risky driver behaviour

As part of Operation Chrome this weekend, Highlands Police will be out in force targeting rural road trauma including the back roads in small country towns we're people don't expect the Police. This is in addition to Operation Merret which is already underway in regional NSW. Chief Inspector John Klepczarek says they're...

New roundabout in place

The new roundabout at the intersection of the Illawarra Highway and Sheepwash Road is now open. The section of road has been the site of a number of fatal crashes over the years and it's hoped the roundabout will force drivers to slow down. The $2.4 million dollar intersection upgrade has resulted...

Bushfire danger period changed

The bushfire danger period has been brought forward to the start of September for the Wingecarribee and Wollondilly Local Government areas. The decision has been made due to the dry weather and the lack of rain forecast. Residents who want to carry out burning will need a fire permit. Meantime Southern Highlands Rural...

Campo misses out on Waratahs job

Southern Highlands resident and rugby great David Campese is disappointed at being overlooked for the Waratahs head coaching job. He missed out on making it through to the final 2 candidates after being told he didn't have enough experience as a head coach. Daryl Gibson stood down from the role back in...

Fire at Garden Emporium in Braemar

Emergency Services have been called to a large fire at the Garden Emporium which is situated on the Old Hume Highway at Braemar. There's currently large plumes of smoke which can be seen in the area. A number of Fire and Rescue crews are in attendance aswell as Police who are giving...