Highlands News

Potential produce hub for the Highlands

Wingecarribee Council has appointed a consultant to carry out a feasibility study into a possible Produce Hub in the Highlands. The study conducted by Agrology Pty Ltd will consider the pros and cons of a central distribution point aswell as a local branded identity. It will also establish a business case to...

New Lamb Australia ad shot in Mittagong

A new Lamb Australia ad shot exclusively in Mittagong is now appearing on our TV screens. Station Street and Lake Alexandra Square feature in it. More than 50 production crew were hosted locally for four days whilst also using local suppliers and talent extras. Follow the link to check out the ad: https://www.australianlamb.com.au/unitedwelamb/ IMAGE CREDIT:...

$68 mil spend planned for Maltings

A development application to transform the old Mittagong Maltings site is expected to go before the Joint Regional Planning Panel in the first half of this year. Father and son duo Roy and Anthony Medich bought the dilapidated site in 2019, for $6.05 million dollars They're planning to spend $68 million dollars...

Safety improvements south west of Berrima

Safety improvements will take place on a 1.2 kilometre section of the Hume Highway south west of Berrima. More than $750,000 will be spent on safety barriers and road widening between Mereworth and Medworth Roads. Goulburn MP Wendy Tuckerman says the section of road has a poor crash history, with large sweeping...

New life after the bushfires

Some great news at the Bargo Dingo Sanctuary, following last years devastating bushfires. The sanctuary has a couple of new pups. One is Tempi who loves retrieving , finding food and going for walks. President Lucille Ellum says they also have another one called Gidga which means God of the Moon. To catch a...

Home Sweet Home for Highlands family

 Not long now before a Southern Highlands family arrives back home from the UK. Scott Walker and his two children have been stuck in London for several months throughout the COVID19 pandemic. They're currently quarantining in the Northern Territory. Member for Whitlam Stephen Jones who made representations on behalf of the family says...

Southern Highlands woman a million dollars richer

A Southern Highlands woman is more than a million dollars richer after winning one of a six division one entries in Saturday's Lotto draw. Each winning entry was worth $1,052,281.12. She spoke to a Lott Spokesperson and had the following to say: “Oh my god!” she cried with happiness.“I just can’t believe it!“I...

Roadside memorial for local teen

A roadside memorial has been erected at Mittagong, in memory of 16 year old Georgia Galbraith who died on Friday night. Just before 10:30pm, Georgia and her 16 year old boyfriend were struck by a Toyota Corolla on the Old Hume Highway near Belgrave Street. Georgia suffered serious head injuries and was...

Teen critical after being hit by car – Mittagong

UPDATE: The girl sadly passed away in Liverpool Hospital, the following day.  A teenage girl is in a critical condition after being struck by a vehicle in the Southern Highlands last night. About 10.20, emergency services responded to reports two pedestrians had been hit by a Toyota Corolla on the Old Hume...

Mittagong Pool close for remainder of swim season

Mittagong Pool will be closed for the remainder of the 2020/21 season. It follows that big storm and flash flooding event, which took place back in December. Wigecarribee Council's Acting General Manager Barry Paull says after initial clean-up works were completed, investigations found that significant works would be required to bring the...