Highlands News

Another three cases in the Wingecarribee

There are now 23 cases of COVID19 across the Wingecarribee. That's a rise of three cases since the last update provided by the South Western Sydney Local Health District. Member for Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith is in close contact with local Police on the issue and urging those affected to remain in self...

Braemar Avenue now open to single-lane traffic

Motorists are being advised of changed traffic conditions along Braemar Avenue at Braemar. A temporary single-lane traffic arrangement is now in place with a ‘Give way’ sign leading from the Old Hume Highway traffic lights. It follows the recent full-road closure to enable work crews to construct stormwater and drainage culvert works. The...

Free online courses now available at Tafe

More than 20 free short courses are now available online through Moss Vale and Nowra Tafe campuses. The courses include e - marketing for small business, engaging customers through social media, writing and presentation skills aswell as computing and team leadership skills. It's hoped this will enable people to up-skill, re-skill and...

Joadja Distillery now making hand sanitizer

The Joadja Distillery has turned its hand to producing hand sanitizer during the Covid19 pandemic. We're being told it's hospital grade which is 80 per cent ethanol and is the recipe used by the World Health Organisation. It's a bit of a change for the distillery which normally specialises in producing single...

Increase in cases across Wingecarribee

The number of confirmed COVID19 cases in the Wingecarribee Shire has now risen to 20. Meantime the number of locally acquired cases with an unknown source of infection is between one and four. The figures were last updated on Sunday April 5 at 8pm. The total number of cases across the South Western...

Man charged with domestic violence incident at Thirlmere

A man is due to face Picton local court after being charged with a string of alleged domestic violence offences at Thirlmere. Around 2:30am on Saturday, March 21, the 35 year old allegedly assaulted two women at a property on Oaks Road. Police says the man who's an ex - partner of...

Lone piper farewells Brigadoon 2020

Although Brigadoon had to be cancelled this year due to the Corona Virus, it didn't stop a lone piper from turning up to Bundanoon to farewell what might of been for 2020. It was a stark contrast to the thousands of people who turn up each year, but we can tell...

Criminal investigation into Ruby Princess debacle

A criminal investigation will be launched into how cruise line operator Carnival Australia was allowed to disembark Ruby Princess passengers in Sydney, resulting in several deaths and COVID-19 outbreaks throughout the country. "The only way I can get to the bottom of whether our national biosecurity laws and our state laws...

Businesses access bushfire business grants

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding local business owners that they may be eligible for the NSW Government’s Small Business Support Grants. To qualify businesses need to have experienced a 40 per cent drop in revenue over a three-month period, compared to the previous year, because of the recent bushfires. So far around...

Change of hours at West Mittagong Woolies

Woolworths Mittagong West has become a priority delivery hub with the aim of getting more home deliveries to ‘Priority Assistance’ customers. The new opening hours are from 9am - 6pm, Monday to Sunday. The additional hours the store is not open to customers, will be used to pick online orders, for the...