Highlands News

Long service medal for RFS member

Retired Rural Fire Service Group Officer Bill Dunn has been recognised for his service. The 85 year old Wingecarribee resident joined the organisation when he was 15 years old. He still helps out at the Wingecarribee Fire Control Centre. This week he received a long service medal for 70 year of service from...

Regional tourism grants for the Highlands

Four projects across the Southern Highlands have received funding from the Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants Program. All of these are organised by Wingecarribee Council and are listed below: * Pie Time 2021 $40,000 * Savour the Unexpected $50,000 * Southern Highlands Business Events $20,000 * Wander the Wingecarribee 2021 $30,000. This is the third funding...

Cherry Tree Walk in full bloom

What a splendid sight in Bowral. This is a photo of Cherry Tree Walk in full bloom. The walk can be accessed by parking in the Bowral Swimming Pool carpark ( Oxley Drive ). Dogs are welcome, but they have to been on a lead. IMAGE CREDIT: Duncan McLennan

Crunch time for Don Bradman cricket pitch

A decision on whether to save Don Bradman's childhood cricket pitch in Bowral is not far away. The pitch is situated on land behind St. Jude's Anglican Church. Lendlease currently has plans on the table for seniors living. The DA is now before Land and Environment Court and the Commissioner will be on...

Bridge closure scheduled

Wingecarribee Street bridge which connects Kirhham Street to Station Street will be temporarily closed from 6.30pm Friday September 18 until 6.30pm Sunday September 20. Work crews will be carrying road pavement rehabilitation works. Motorists are being encouraged to use the alternate Kirkham Road access situated north on Mittagong Road. Pedestrian access across the...

Highlands cricket planning to go ahead

The Highlands District Cricket Association is planning to get the cricket season underway next month. A number of measures will be put in place including, social distancing guidelines, the appointment of COVID Safety Officers and providing clubs with sanitizers. Former ICC Elite Panel Umpire and Association Chairman Simon Taufel believes connection is...

Duncan Gair returned as Mayor

Wingecarribee Mayor Duncan Gair has been returned as Mayor, following tonight's Mayoral Election. He and Garry Turland were the only two Councillors who nominated for the position. In the end Mayor Gair won the vote 4 - 2. Councillors Ian Scandrett and Larry Whipper abstained from voting. Councillor Graham Andrews was voted Deputy Mayor. Mayor...

New Mayor for our neighbours

Our neighbours in the Wollondilly Shire have a new Mayor. Councillor Robert Khan has been elected to the role for 12 months until the next Local Government election. His Deputy will be Councillor Banasik. Mayor Khan says it's an honour to be able to represent the people of Wollondilly and lead the Council...

Wingecarribee Mayor ready to talk

Wingecarribee Mayor DUNCAN GAIR is hoping to meet with critics of the council saying his door is always open. The council is under a Performance Improvement Order, with advisors sent in by the Office of Local Government, following claims the worsening behaviour of councillors has made the day to day business...

Highlands memorial planned for John Fahey

Bowral's Chevalier College says it will decide in coming days on a time to hold a memorial service for former Premier JOHN FAHEY. MR FAHEY - who passed away last week - enrolled at the school in 1958 and the college describes him as one of its most outstanding alumni. The school...