Highlands News

ATSB to investigate incident at Yerrinbool

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is investigating an incident on a NSW Trains passenger service at Yerrinbool. Just after 6pm on Tuesday October 13, a fire broke out on the trailing bogie of locomotive TE2811 at Yerrinbool platform on the Up Main. It's believed the fire was caused by a wheel bearing...

Pub patrons urged to get tested

NSW Health has issued the following statement after recently revealing that a person infected with COVID19 was living in the Bargo area. Bargo Hotel, Great Southern Road Bargo, on 26 September 2020 between 7pm - 9pm. Patrons or staff who were there for an hour or more during this time are considered...

Proposal to build electric vehicles in Moss Vale

A massive electric vehicle manufacturing business is hoping to call the Southern Highlands home. True Green wants to run the operation from a 50 hectare site in the 1200 acre Moss Vale enterprise zone. Once the project is up and running it will take up about 15 to 20 per cent of...

Truck crash at Berrima

UPDATE: The Hume Highway is closed northbound between the Illawarra Highway and Medway Road at Berrima after a truck crash. Light vehicles are being diverted onto the Illawarra Highway to Moss Vale, Waite Street, Berrima Road, Oldbury Street, Old Hume Highway and Medway Road to return to the Hume Motorway. Heavy vehicles are...

Green light for costing and design work

Costing and design work for the Moss Vale Bypass will get underway soon after Wingecarribee Council received $2.4 million dollars from the State Government. The project has been in the making as far back as the 1960's. A corridor is in place and the costing and design work is expected to take...

Alleged firearms offences at Bargo

A man has been charged with a number of alleged firearms and domestic violence offences, after Police raided a home in Bargo. Last month, Police started an investigation into domestic violence offences involving a 24-year-old woman. Last Tuesday, Officers went to a house at Hambridge Road, Bargo where they arrested a 23-year-old...

Another gold medal for Pecora Dairy at Robertson

Pecora Dairy at Robertson has taken out another gold medal at the Delicious Harvey Norman Produce Awards. Now in its 15th year, the Awards celebrate some of the country’s best produce. Owner Michael Cain has told 2st's Graeme Day that more and more people want to know their their food comes from. He...

COVID19 case in Bargo

NSW Health has confirmed there's currently a person living at Bargo who's infected with COVID19. The case will be included in today's numbers. People who work or live in the Bargo area are being asked to get tested if they start developing symptoms. Testing clinics are available at the following locations: Bargo Community Hall...

House fire at Braemar

Firefighters have been called to a fire at Braemar in the Southern Highlands. Crews rushed to the Old Hume Highway just before 8 last night where they found a house well alight. It took firefighters about an hour to control the blaze and a significant amount of damage was caused. Fire and Rescue...

Highlands worker takes out Apprentice of the Year

A local retail baking apprentice  has taken out the 2020 NSW Apprentice of the Year award in a virtual ceremony broadcast last night. The 65th edition of the annual NSW Training Awards saw JOSHUA NICKL take out the top award, adding to a growing list of trophies including Australia’s National Apprentice...