Highlands News

Temporary closure at Bowral Pool

Bowral Pool had to be closed earlier than usual yesterday afternoon after a child vomited in the water. Because the situation is regarded as being a ' biological contamination ', staff had to close the pool and super-chlorinate the facility as per NSW Health guidelines. The whole process took a couple of...

Cooler conditions forecast on the fire front

The Green Wattle Creek Fire is still out of control and listed at a watch and act level. The blaze has now burnt out more than 112,000 hectares of bushland and surrounding communities are being asked to stay updated on any changes. Meanwhile Rural Fire Service crews are expected to take advantage...

Closure on Wombeyan Caves Road

Police have closed Wombeyan Caves Road (at High Range Lane) following a request from the Rural Fire Service. The section of road will be closed until further notice, because of the ongoing bush fire threat coming from Green Wattle Creek Fire in the Wollondilly Shire. Goodmans Ford aswell as the River Island...

Community meeting at Hill Top about bushfire threat

The Rural Fire Service will be holding a meeting at the Hill Top Community Hall tonight at 7:30 to speak to local residents about the potential threat of the Green Wattle Creek Fire in the Wollondilly Shire. The fire has burnt out around 110,000 hectares and local authorities want people to...

Water issues at Berrima

Residents at Berrima are currently experiencing issues with their water supply. Wingecarribee Council is aware of the problem and is trying to rectify it. A Council Spokesperson says they recently changed some valves out at the Berrima Reservoir to deal with an increase in water demand. We're being told the downside to this...

Property prices take a dip

The latest core logic regional report shows property prices have taken a dip across the Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven over the year to October. Figures show houses in both areas are sitting on the market for over 100 days which is the worst across 25 regional areas in Australia. The number of...

Total fire ban in place

A total Fire ban is in place across the Wingecarribee and Wollondilly Local Government areas today. Temperatures are set to hot 37 in Bowral and 39 in Picton. In addition to this the Rural Fire Service is expecting strong north westerly winds and low humidity. RFS Spokesman Greg Allan is asking people to...

A reckless act in Bowral's Corbett Plaza

Just hours after the new Corbett Plaza Christmas tree was officially unveiled, someone decided to vandalise it. Wingecarribee Council recently acquired the tree from the City of Sydney where it was used in Hyde Park for a number of years. On Saturday morning, a male was seen climbing the tree and removing...

Christmas period bin collections

The Moss Vale Resource Recovery Centre will remain open over the holiday period and will only close for the public holidays including Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. Kerbside bin collection will be taking place as per normal, even on public holidays, however staff will be arriving a little...

Bushfire edging closer to Wingecarribee

The Green Wattle Creek fire to the north of the Wingecarribee has now burnt out more than 90,000 hectares of bushland and with the current drought conditions will not be contained for quite some time. Fire crews spent part of the weekend carrying out backburning operations to protect a number of...