Highlands News

Drink driving charge for Southern Region Police Officer

A Police Officer attached to the Southern Region has been charged with alleged low range drink driving. The 40 year old Senior Constable was pulled over for a roadside breath test just before 1 on Saturday morning. He was issued a Field Court Attendance Notice and is due to face Goulburn Local...

Hospice model on the way out

A local aged care CEO believes the industry is moving on from the hospice model, with a preference now for giving people a choice. The comments come as debate continues in the community about the pro's and cons of building a hospice in the Southern Highlands. Hundreds of thousands of dollars in...

Tahmoor coalworkers get busy in the community

The Tahmoor Colliery is back up and running. It comes after two men had to be freed from an elevator after it became stuck halfway down a coal mine shaft The pair spent seven hours trapped almost 160 metres under ground until fire and rescue crews lowered a second car down the...

Fast charging station launched in Mittagong

The NRMA has unveiled a new electric vehicle charging station at the Mittagong RSL car park this morning. It's the fifth one to be launched across the NSWACT region, which is all part of a $10 million dollar spend on building one of the largest fast charging networks across the state. The...

Man charged in connection with Burrawang crash

An 18 year old man has now been charged in connection with a single vehicle crash at Burrawang. Back on August 21, around 11:30pm, the man was driving his Toyota Corolla westbound along the Illawarra Highway, about 15 kilometres east of Moss Vale, when it left the road and hit a...

Apprentice of the Year

An Engineering Mechanical Trade Apprentice from Moss Vale has been awarded " Apprentice of the Year " at the 1300apprentice awards. Nathan Crawshaw, travelled all the way from Moss Vale to Ultimo Tafe, often twice a week to complete his TAFE component, along with several additional courses he did of his...

An industry first in the Southern Highlands

Key stakeholders will be coming together to discuss their vision for the shire's food, wine and equine industry Southern Highlands Growers and Producers Long Lunch is taking place at the Stone Room in Berrima on Monday. The event is an opportunity to identify who the growers and producers are, and what they...

Gearing up for Bong Bong

Strong anticipation is building for next month's Bong Bong Picnic Races. This year's theme will be paying tribute to the special role that farmers play in our community. To celebrate this, the club would like to hear from any local farmers who want to attend race day. The club will be providing a...

Water extraction facility given trial period

The Woodbine Park Extraction facility will be given a three month trial at its operations in High Range after lodging a modified development application with Wingecarribee Council. A number of the conditions centre around heavy vehicle movements, noise, headlight issues, road safety and wildlife. Drivers will have to stick to a 60...

Highlands pools back in business

The refurbished Mittagong Pool is expected to re - open to the public in time for the Summer school holidays. The facility was badly damaged in the east coast low around 18 months ago. Although it won't be the ideal weather, Wingecarribee Council's Communications Officer David Sommers says people can use Bowral Pool...