Highlands News

Impressive Start for Highlands Cyclist

Southern Highlands cyclist Kaarle McCulloch and Stephanie Morton have broken the women's team sprint national all-comers record on day one of the Oceania cycling championships. McCulloch and Morton clocked 32.650 seconds in Cambridge, New Zealand, bettering the previous mark of 32.682 set by China at the World Cup two years ago...

RMS raises possibility of future connection with Illawarra Highway

It's highly likely a bypass will be built in Moss Vale to alleviate traffic problems caused by the new Chelsea Coomungie development. Member for Goulburn Pru Goward has revealed that Roads and Maritime Services didn't object to the proposal and have given in principle support for a future connection to the...

Whitlam MP: Weak & Unprecedented

Member for Whitlam Stephen Jones has labelled a decision by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to cancel a full week of Parliament as weak and unprecedented. Both houses were due to return next Monday, but the Coalition has pushed back the resumption of the Lower house until December 4. The government claims the...

Bogus Scam targeting Highlands Businesses

Local tourism operators are being warned about a scam doing the rounds. A bogus company under the name of Tourism NSW has been sending out invoices for positioning on its website. Laurie Stewart from Southern Highlands Taxis is warning other businesses after he received an email.

Seasonal Update at Robertson this week

Local Land Services are holding a seasonal update for the Southern Highlands at Robertson on Friday. A number of issues will be discussed including an upcoming fertiliser trial aswell as livestock issues. Spokesperson Geoff O'Connor says conditions are now looking a lot better than what they were. The meeting will be taking place...

P plater Nabbed at Mittagong

A P Plate driver has been clocked at 144 in a 110 zone at Mittagong. The 19 year old woman from Menai was stopped by Highway Patrol Officers on the Hume Highway around 10:30pm on Sunday. She was issued with an infringement notice for exceeding the speed limit by more than 30...

Cyclist Killed at Bungonia

Police from the Hume Local Area Command are investigating the death of a cyclist at Bungonia, east of Goulburn. Just before 10pm yesterday, Emergency Services were called to Oallen Ford Road after a 67 year old man was found on the side of the roadway. At this stage the exact circumstances are...

OLSH Site Back on the Agenda

The Our Lady of Sacred Heart site in West Bowral is expected to be a hot topic discussion at Wednesday's Council meeting. The property has been purchased by Waterbrook and Wingecarribee Councillor Graham McLaughlin claims the NSW Department of Planning added a provision to allow seniors living, without proper consultation with...

10 Familes Dealing with Cancer Assisted

The Southern Highlands community has handed over almost $24,000 to Tulip Time Charity partner Red Kite at an official presentation at the Mittagong Welcome Centre yesterday. The fund will be used to support 10 families with cancer for one year. Steve Rosa from Destination Southern Highlands says there was a fantastic contribution...

Pie Time In The Awards

The recent success of " Pie Time " has been recognised. Last night at the Canberra Region Tourism Awards, the “Destination Southern Highlands’ Pie Time campaign won the Destination Marketing category. Organisers now have a grand plan to expand the event to a statewide competition which will be a pathway to the...