Highlands News

Robbo dairy farmer named runner up

A Robertson dairy farmer has been named the runner up of the 2020 AgriFutures Rural Women's Award. Back in 2011 Cressida Cains and her husband started Pecora Dairy which is a sheep milk dairy. She also set up Dairy Cocoon which is an online platform that allows other dairy farmers to formulate...

Council terminates building contract

Increased delays and performance breaches have forced Wingecarribee Council to terminate its contract with the civic centre builder Matrix Group Co. Pty Ltd The project began at the start of 2020 and was slated for completion in January this year. Council's General Manager Lisa Miscamble said contingency plans will enable them to...

Train derailment at Moss Vale

Authorities can't say at this stage how long it will be before passenger rail services will resume from Moss Vale after a freight train derailed this morning. The train jumped the tracks and took out a line of fencing. The Australian Rail Track Corporation is currently on scene As a result of the...

Taxi industry under threat

Support for the taxi industry is gaining momentum with the issue now gaining national media attention. The state government is planning to scrap taxi licenses and leave drivers thousands of dollars out of pocket. Southern Highlands Taxis Managing Director Laurie Stewart said his 18 licences were valued at $4 million dollars before...

Nominations sought for Australia Day awards

Wingecarribee Council is now seeking nominations for the 2022 Australia Day Awards. There are two categories including Citizen of the Year and the Young Citizen of the Year, which is open to residents aged 25 and younger. Council's Interim Administrator Viv May said even if you think someone is well known for...

Roadmaps revealed for Bowral Classic

Organisers of the Bowral Cycling Classic taking place in December have released the event's course maps. One of the courses is called the Dirty Bowral which will be suitable for a range of bikes including gravel, MTB, selected ebikes and their pedal assisted equivalent. The ride starts at the Belanglo car park...

Independent team running for council

A Bargo local has announced a team of four independent candidates to contest the Wollondilly Council election in December. Dave Clayton from Wollondilly Community First has lived in the village for 18 years and is Chairman of the Bargo Sports Club Advisory Committee and President of the local Men's Shed. He'll be...

Industrial action could affect train commuters

Train commuters heading up towards Sydney are being asked to check the real time app before they head off today. That's because the Rail Tram and Bus union is carrying out further industrial action. Sydney trains will run to a reduced timetable and some will be cancelled. NSW Train Link CEO Dale Merrick...

Covid update for the Wingecarribee

There have been no new cases of covid19 in the Wingecarribee for the 24 hours up to eight o'clock last night. A total of 16 tests were carried out. There are now 16 active cases across the shire. Across the state and NSW has recorded 273 new cases and four more deaths. 92.1 per...

Funding for community projects

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor is encouraging local community groups to apply for funding in round seven of the Stronger Communities Programme. Grants of up to $20,000 are available for around 20 projects across the electorate. Expression of interest forms are available on Mr. Taylor's website. These need to be submitted by...