Highlands News

Tractor stolen from Boxers Creek

Rural Crime Investigators from the Hume Police District are seeking information about a tractor which was stolen from Boxers Creek near Marulan. The John Deere 6910 was taken from a property on Tiyces Lane between June 15 and June 17. It had an orange Howard Rotary hoe attached to the rear. Anyone with...

Improvements underway at Moss Vale aquatic

Some big improvements are on the way at the Moss Vale Aquatic Centre. That includes the construction of a 120 square metre multipurpose room for group fitness classes and community use, and a change room for people with limited mobility and special needs. The upgrade is being funded by a NSW Government...

Highlands cricketer makes national side

Southern Highlands cricketer Peter Jensen has been selected for the Australian over 60's team which will be competing in the World Cup on the Sunshine Coast in September. Peter has also been appointed Vice Captain in acknowledgement of his leadership skills. 11 sides from around the world are taking part in the...

Bobcat stolen from Wombeyan Caves area

The Hume Police District is seeking information about a bobcat which was stolen from a rural property at Wombeyan Caves. It's believed the theft took place sometime between June 11 and June 20. Anyone with information is being asked to contact Goulburn Police Station on 4824 0799 or Crimestoppers 1800 333 000. Image:...

Rare Cancers Australia celebrating 10 years

A special milestone for Bowral Based charity Rare Cancers Australia which will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Sunday. The birthday also coincides with the retirement of RCA co-founder and Bowral local, Kate Vines. Her husband Richard said Kate has been the inspiration behind the organisation after being diagnosed with a rare thyroid...

NSW state budget unveiled

The NSW Government has unveiled the state budget and $8.5 million dollars has been allocated for the $55 million dollar stage two development at Bowral Hospital. $6.6 million dollars will be spent on the Bowral Water Treatment plant. The shire is also expected to get a share of blackspot funding for local...

Rate increase for Wingecarribee ratepayers

Wingecarribee ratepayers can expect a two per cent hike in their council rates. It comes after the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Pricing Tribunal approved applications by 86 NSW councils to increase their rates above the level of the annual rate peg. Back in May, council's General Manager Lisa Miscamble said the increase...

Greens celebrate federal success

The Southern Highlands Branch of the Greens are heralding their party's success at the Federal Election. The Greens now have 12 Senators and the Government will need their support to pass legislation. In addition to this the party won four seats in the House of Representatives. Branch Treasurer Kim Leevers says they're growing...

Range Road Overbridge project complete

A couple of important infrastructure upgrades have been completed in Mittagong. That includes the long-awaited Range Road Overbridge which comes with pedestrian access. Colo Street has also re - opened, following drainage, roadwork and roundabout improvements. Member for Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith said it will improve access between Mittagong and Bowral. "Now it's going to...

New head at Oxley College

Oxley College has a new head of College. Scott Bedingfield has worked in a range of senior school leadership positions, most recently as the Deputy Head at St Luke’s Grammar in Sydney. The College board sought plenty feedback from current staff before the recruitment process began. Mr Bedingfield will start in early January...