Highlands News

A new addition at Stephens Park Bowral

A new synthetic cricket pitch has been installed at Stephens Park Number one in Bowral The Highlands District Cricket Association Chairman Simon Taufel says the the new slab length is 28metres, with a more bowler friendly width of 2.8 metres. It also has the CA Junior markings within the configuration. The Association has...

Kangaloon property has its own island

A property at Kangaloon is generating plenty of interest. Pepper Tree Creek Estate which is situated on 30.35 hectares of land off Kangaloon Road has its own island with a treehouse. The current owners bought it around 11 years ago when there was nothing but a stone cottage and a derelict old...

Harmony Day gathering in Bundanoon

With Harmony Day taking place tomorrow, locals are being encouraged to attend a special gathering at Bundanoon to remember those who lost their lives in the Christchurch terrorist attack. The day is also the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. A number of community representatives have been invited...

Coles & Aldi to increase cost of milk

Aldi and Coles have both announced plans to increase the price of two and three litre milk products by 10 cents a litre - from tomorrow. Echoing the move by Woolworths last month - the supermarket giants say the increase will ensure more money for struggling dairy farmers. The price increase will...

Improved reception for Wombeyan Caves

As part of round four of the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program, a Telstra small cell base station will be installed at the Wombeyan Caves Campground. Small cell base stations typically deliver 4G mobile coverage across an area of a couple of kilometres. Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor says people...

It's a line ball game

The latest YouGov-Galaxy survey shows the seat of Goulburn is on a knife's edge heading into Saturday's NSW State Election. The poll which canvassed 531 voters shows voters are split at 50 - 50 on a two party preferred basis. Labor leader Michael Daley visited Crookwell yesterday, noting that the last time...

All aboard!

This Sunday's Cockatoo Run has once again be sold out. Almost 230 people will be on board the train which will travel the return journey from Sydney to Robertson. Ian Wallace from the Robertson Heritage Railway Station says the last run was great for local business. Passengers will be travelling on a 421...

High speed rail commitment

The NSW Liberals have a bold plan for high speed rail. The Government is putting $295 million dollars on the table as a down payment on better train services. It will include an $80 million dollar investment on the Canberra to Sydney route for preliminary work on a new straightened route between...

Funding commitment for Moss Vale bypass

The NSW Government has announced it's committing $20 million dollars towards the Moss Vale Bypass. Liberal Candidate for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman made the announcement yesterday alongside Transport Minister Andrew Constance, Member for Goulburn Pru Goward and Mayor Duncan Gair. The bypass will extend from Beaconsfield Road to Suttor Road one kilometre north...

Busy weekend for Highlands SES crews

The Wingecarribee SES Unit has had a busy past couple of days due to the recent rain deluge Crews have been called to around 40 jobs mostly for leaking roofs and fallen trees. Zone On Call Officer Andrew Galvin is asking people to be cautious on the roads and not enter floodwaters. Meantime...