Highlands News

Restrictions to be eased

NSW will ease coronavirus restrictions on religious services, weddings and funerals from Monday, when measures to increase pub and restaurant patronage come into effect. Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced on Friday that from June 1, up to 20 people can attend weddings, 50 at funerals and 50 at places of worship. However strict...

Bowral Library to re - open

Bowral Library will re - open to the public from Monday. However there will be a few changes due to COVID19. There'll be a dedicated opening for vulnerable people from 9.30am to 11am and General access will follow from 11am to 5pm. Other changes include limiting the number of patrons to 15 at...

Moss Vale reviva centre to re - open

The Reviva Centre at Moss Vale re - opens to the public from Monday. The centre specialises in getting items that shouldn't be in landfill back into circulation such as electrical, kitchen and camping goods aswell as furniture. Social distancing and hygiene measures will be in place to ensure customer and staff...

Nurses to stage rally

Nurses will be staging a rally outside Bowral Hospital to protest against the NSW public sector pay freeze. Workers are due for a 2.5 per cent pay increase in July. Nurses and Midwives Association General Secretary Brett Holmes says it's a slap in the face given a number of senior public servants...

Cannabis bust at Brayton

Police have uncovered another large cannabis plantation, this time at Brayton, just south west of Wingello. Around 8:30am, Officers from the Hume Police District executed a search warrant at a property on Old Macquarie Road. More than 2800 plants with a potential street value of $8.6 million dollars have now been destroyed. Three...

Strike Force set up to investigate Moss Vale attack

Strike Force Willunga has been set up to investigate the alleged armed robbery and sexual touching of a teen in Moss Vale. Around 6pm last week a 14 year old girl was taking her dog for a walk in Lackey Park when she was approached by three males. The trio threatened her...

Retirees targeted in bank card fraud scam

The Southern Highlands was one of four areas targeted in an alleged bank card fraud scheme. Back in February the Hume Police District launched an investigation into fraud offences against a number of retirees. A total of 15 residents in the Highlands, Illawarra, Central Coast and Canberra received calls from a man...

Overcrowding on T-8 Southern Line

Commuters are being urged to use transport apps indicating when trains and buses are reaching their social distancing capacity. Overcrowding has been experienced on the T-8 Southern line. A special squad of staff is monitoring 11 thousand security cameras and relaying information back to station platforms so passengers can be directed away...

COVID19 clinic for Marulan

A COVID19 testing clinic will be opening up at Marulan on Tuesday. Anyone who has symptoms of the cold and flu is being asked to call beforehand on 1800 999 880 to book a free test. The clinic will be situated at Marulan Hall on 80 George Street and will be open...

Bowral Target to be re - branded & Nowra to close all together

The announcement by Wesfarmers to close up to 167 Target stores will have impacts for the Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands. It's been revealed the store in Nowra will close all together, while the store in Bowral will become a KMART. This comes after the retail chain suffered a $67 million dollar slump...