Highlands News

Calls for train service between Moss Vale & Canberra

The Southern Tablelands Rail Users Group have met with the Minister for Regional Transport's Office to hand over a lengthy submission regarding the situation with train services on the Southern Highlands line. The group is questioning whether we're getting the right trains for NSW and is calling for a variation to...

Changed traffic conditions at Berrima

Changed traffic conditions are in place on the Wingecarribee River Bridge on the Hume Motorway at Berrima after damage was identified on part of the bridge deck. Whilst the bridge is safe to travel on, a Transport for NSW Spokesperson says a single lane closure has been put in place on...

Christmas spend expected to be down

Member for Whitlam Stephen Jones says weak consumer spending in the lead-up to Christmas is very concerning. New research suggests people will spend one-third less over this holiday period, compared to last year. Sluggish wages and fewer job opportunities mean that consumers are reluctant to part with their cash. Mr. Jones has told...

Man charged with multiple stabbing

A man has now been charged in connection with an alleged multiple stabbing in Goulburn. Just after 9pm on Friday, Emergency Services were called to Cowper Street, where they found two men with stab wounds, including a 57 year old who had a stab wound to his stomach and 29 year...

Armed robbery at Bowral Jewellery shop

Police are now on the hunt for a man responsible for an armed robbery at a jewellery shop in Bowral. Just after 2 this afternoon the offender, armed with a gun, entered the Bong Bong Street premises and allegedly threatened a 70 year old female employee, demanding cash. A 75 year old...

Seven large blocks hit the market at Burradoo

You may have noticed all the for sale signs opposite the Briars in Burradoo on Moss Vale Road. That magnificent vista you see while driving between Bowral and Moss Vale may not be around much longer. Seven large blocks, 10 acres in size each, are being sold in a prestigious new development...

Grass fire on Old Mandemar Road

The Moss Vale Rural Fire Service Brigade were called out to a small grass fire on Old Mandemar Road yesterday. The blaze was extinguished relatively quickly. A reminder that the brigade will be opening their shed to the public tomorrow between 10am and midday. Crew members will be on hand to help people...

Total Fire Ban & council reserve closures

A total fire ban is in place across the Southern Highlands today with hot and windy conditions forecast. The NSW Rural Fire Service has also issued a severe fire danger rating. Wingecarribee Council has advised that a number of reserves will be closed for the day including Mansfield, Mount Gibraltar and Mount...

Alleged ice dealers nabbed in Goulburn area

Two people have been charged with allegedly selling ice in the Goulburn area. Just after 7 yesterday morning, Officers from Strike Force Rosseau arrested a 27-year-old woman and 53-year-old man in a carpark in Goulburn. Shortly after, search warrants were executed at two homes in Goulburn and Marulan. Officers uncovered drugs, fireworks, electronic...

Council to sell Southern Phone shares

Wingecarribee Councillors have unanimously agreed to support selling council's shares in Southern Phones. AGL is attempting a total buy out of the regional telco and council will pocket around 800 grand if the sale goes ahead. The deal now depends on another 34 councils also agreeing to the sale. Wingecarribee Mayor Duncan Gair...