Highlands News

Battle for Berrima group to host urgent community briefing

The Battle for Berrima Group will host an urgent community briefing on the following Thursday discussing the heavy metal discharge crisis from the Boral Medway Colliery. Representatives from the Environmental Protection Authority will be there to detail current and on-going impacts on the Wingecarribee and local river system. The meeting will be...

Drunk driver caught in Moss Vale

A 30-year-old man has been charged with high range PCA after he was caught allegedly driving while disqualified in Moss Vale. Officers stopped the Hyundai Getz on Kirkham Street, the man allegedly failed a roadside breath test and when he was conveyed to Bowral Police station he returned reading of .175. The...

Veterans encouraged to become Taxi drivers

Coast and Highlands veterans who are looking for work are being offered the opportunity to join the New South Wales Taxi industry through the Taxi Council and RSL New South Wales. The joint initiative will see veterans being able to become a taxi driver with fees for driver training, criminal checks...

Crash at Douglas Park causing delays for Highlands Motorists

A two-truck accident near Nepean River Bridge at Douglas Park is causing delays on the Hume Highway, the crash closing all southbound lanes. To avoid delays, motorists are advised to use Narellan Road, Camden Bypass, Old Hume Highway and Picton Road to rejoin the Hume Motorway, the diversion not suitable for...

Battle for Berrima group to delivery petition to State Parliament today

Anti Coal Activist Group Battle For Berrima will today deliver a petition with 13,000 plus signatures to the New South Wales Parliament calling for the protection of precious water resources in the Sydney Water Catchment area. The petition was sparked by the proposed underground coal mine Korean company POSCO wants to...

Wingecarribee Shire council appeals for information on illegal dumpers

Wingecarribee Shire Council's Ranger Department is appealing for information from the public following a number of incidents of illegal dumping of mulch. Several tonnes has been discovered at Bowral's Centennial Reserve as well as Ferndale Reserve at Bundanoon. The penalties for illegal dumping are severe with a $2000 fine for individuals and...

Nursing homes to soon be monitored by a single agency

Nursing homes on the Coast and Highlands will soon be monitored by a single independent agency, as part of an overhaul of the sector. Three regulators are being merged into the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission from the start of next year. Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt says it will streamline...

Pie Time in the Southern Highlands will be a little different this year

Pie Time in the Southern Highlands is just around the corner and things will be done a little bit differently this year. The New South Wales/ACT best pie competition will take place about a week before the actual festival from the 13th to the 15th of June. The competition is open to...

Two men charged with reckless wounding in separate incidents

Man charged with Reckless Wounding – Moss Vale A man has been charged following an investigation into an alleged assault in Moss Vale on Sunday 1 April 2018. About 6.35pm (Sunday 1 April 2018), police were called to Browley Street, Moss Vale after reports a man had been assaulted. Police will allege the...