Highlands News

Welcome rain across the Highlands

Some handy falls of rain have been recorded across the Southern Highlands over the past few days. Fitzroy Falls recorded 63 millimetres and the Robertson Pie Shop 60 millimetres. Falls of just over 20 mills were recorded at both weather stations at Moss Vale, but only 10 in Bowral. A storm is predicted...

The Highlands re - opens for business

Following the recent rain on the firegrounds, local authorities have now declared the Southern Highlands " Open for Business " and that means encouraging more tourists back to the region. The decision has been made by NSW Police, the Rural Fire Service, Transport for NSW and council. However we have been told...

Whitlam MP shares views on sports grants

Member for Whitlam Stephen Jones believes the Government's selection process of deciding who would benefit from 100-million-dollars in sports grants has undermined public confidence. It comes after the National Audit Office released a report showing the grants overwhelmingly went to marginal Coalition seats - or ones the Coalition was targeting in...

Infofest coming to Moss Vale Tafe

INFO FEST will be taking place at Moss Vale Tafe throughout next week. Locals will be able to speak to a teacher and find out more information about some of the courses on offer including aged care, agriculture, animal care, business, English and horticulture. Careers advisors will also be on hand. For a...

Community meetings to hear local priorities

Two meetings have now been organised for the southern and northern villages to discuss local priorities for the Federal Government's one million dollar bushfire relief package. The first is taking place at the Bundanoon Soldiers Memorial Hall on Monday and the second at the Hill Top Memorial Hall on Tuesday. Both meetings...

Severe thunderstorm warning in place

Days of predicted rain are being welcomed by firefighters and drought-stricken farmers - but we're being warned that severe thunderstorms in some areas could lead to flash flooding. A severe thunderstorm warning is in place for parts of the Illawarra for heavy rainfall, damaging winds and large hailstones. New South Wales S-E-S...

Moss Vale syndicate collects lotto win

A group of workers from Moss Vale have won $200,000 in the latest Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw. The syndicate members have spent the morning planning how they're going to to use their portion of the prize, which includes holidays and renovations. The entry of seven random numbers was purchased from Moss...

Extraordinary meeting called

Wingecarribee Council has started the process of working out how to spend a million dollar grant provided by the Federal Government to deal with the bushfire crisis. More than 40 other councils across Australia which have been affected by bushfires have also received the funding aimed at rebuilding communities. Mayor Duncan Gair...

Fundraiser for RFS Brigades

The Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens is holding a fundraiser for our local Rural Fire Brigades. " A Movie Under the Stars " night has been organised to take place on Saturday February 15 between 8 and 10pm. The feature movie will be " Hidden Figures " which is a story about a...

Truck fire at Sutton Forest

Emergency Services have been called to a truck fire at Sutton Forest near Belanglo Road The incident started just before 7 with northbound lanes of the Hume Motorway currently closed. The following diversions are in place: Illawarra Highway, Wattle St/Berrima Road and Taylor Ave to the roundabout with the Old Hume Hwy, then...