Highlands News

Local sanctuary defends dingoes

The Bargo Dingo Sanctuary is fearful of a massive dingo cull on Fraser Island after a 14 month old toddler was attacked and suffered a fractured skull and puncture wounds. The boy was asleep when two dogs dragged him from a campervan. His father managed to fight off the animals after hearing...

Nationals Candidate pulls the pin

Nationals Candidate for Whitlam James Harker Mortlock has decided to withdraw his nomination because of issues with his dual citizenship. Mr. Harker Mortlock claims he started the whole renunciation process of his British Citizenship some time ago, but was unable to get the final bit of paperwork from the High Court...

Old brewery sold - Plans to re - develop

The historic Mittagong Maltings site in Mittagong has been sold. It's believed developers Roy and Anthony Medich paid $6.05 million dollars for the abandoned property. Domain reports the father and son will turn the 6.48 hectare site into a drinking establishment. It use to be owned by Tooth and Co, which was one...

Police Officer charged

A Senior Constable will face Moss Vale Local Court next month after crashing his Police vehicle. The incident took place back in late November last year. Following an investigation by a regional command in the Southern Region, the senior constable was issued a Future Court Attendance Notice for reckless driving. The officer’s duty...

Youth Pilgrimage at Burradoo

You're probably wondering what all those tents are doing in the grounds of Chevalier College. It's the Easter Youth Pilgrimage ' Light to the Nations ' which is taking place this long weekend. Hundreds of people are camping in tents in the grounds of the school and will participate in a series...

Two crashes on Hume Motorway

Emergency Services have had a busy day on the Hume Motorway in the Southern Highlands. Just before 10am today a caravan rolled near Greenhills Road at Berrima, with a child and adult taken to Bowral Hospital in a stable condition. The crash site has now been cleared. In another incident just before 2pm,...

Business confidence down

Local businesses are reporting a serious decline in business confidence. Aswell as the looming Federal Election, the latest quarterly survey by the NSW Business Chamber also shows people have concerns over key policy areas such as workplace relations. It's the largest drop in business confidence recorded since July 2010. Around 60 per cent...

American Corn snake captured in Tahmoor

An American Corn Snake has been found in a backyard at Tahmoor. The resident contacted the NSW Department of Primary Industries who sent a snake catcher out to pick it up. The snakes are illegal to keep in Australia because they pose a significant threat to native animals aswell as spreading disease. They...

Did you know there are deer in the Highlands?

It appears more and more deer are travelling up the escarpment and into the Southern Highlands. A number of listeners have contacted 2st in Bowral and sent photos of the animals on their properties. It comes after 46 year old Paul McDonald man was killed while feeding one on his property at...

New code of conduct for staff & Councillors

Feedback is now being sought on Wingecarribee Council's draft code of conduct and meeting practice documents. The documents outline basic ethical ethical and behavioral standards expected of our Councillors and council staff. The Model Code of Conduct include changes to pecuniary interests, declarations from property developers or associates and new standards relating...