Highlands News

Man charged with filming in toilet cubicle

A man has been charged with allegedly using a camera in a toilet cubicle at Picton. Just before 9 yesterday morning, the 61 year old printer technician was servicing a printer at an office in Argyle Street. It's alleged that while he was inside the premises, he entered a toilet cubicle where...

Mayor supports citizenship ceremonies on Australia Day

Wingecarribee Mayor Duncan Gair says he has no major issues with holding citizenship ceremonies on Australia Day. The Prime Minister is pushing for them to become compulsory arguing it's a great opportunity to become Australian on our National Day. Many critics are asking the Federal Government to cover the cost of staff...

Submissions open for Royal Commission

Residents in the Southern Highlands can now make a submission to the Royal Commission into aged care. Further details can be found on the Commission's website regarding terms of reference, how submissions can be made and when hearings will be held. Member for Whitlam Stephen Jones says it's important to remember that...

Bookings open soon for Seniors Festival

Bookings for the Wingecarribee Seniors Festival open on Monday. More than 30 events are planned throughout February with some of the highlight being the Leisure and Travel Expo, an Irish Morning Tea at Hill Top and the popular Mystery Bus Tours. To view the full program of events visit:http://www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/seniors Alternatively contact Wingecarribee Shire...

Temporary closure of Stephens Park Bowral

Stephens Park in Bowral will be temporarily closed from January 28. Council workers will be carrying out drainage works, top-dressing and rehabilitation works to the playing fields and car park. The Highlands District Cricket Association will also be installing a concrete cricket pitch. The work will be completed in late February, however there'll...

Premier defends funding allocation for Bowral Hospital

Premier Gladys Berejiklian says you can't have " a one size fits all approach " when it comes to hospitals. She's been questioned whether more money would be forthcoming for Bowral Hospital after a further $30 million dollars was announced for Goulburn. $150 million has now been allocated for Goulburn and $65...

Infofest coming to Moss Vale

A big week is planned at Moss Vale Tafe next week for INFOFEST. Prospective students will be able to find out more information regarding a number of career pathways. A recent study conducted by Tafe NSW shows there a number of opportunities in Southern NSW within health and community services. INFOFEST is taking...

Former Mayor to consider options

Former Goulburn Mulwaree Mayor Geoff Kettle has expressed his disappointment after missing out on Liberal Party endorsement for Pru Goward's seat of Gouburn. He was overlooked in favour of Wendy Tuckerman from Boorowa. Mr. Kettle will consider his options over the weekend, which could include running as an independent, or for One...

Total fire ban

The NSW Rural Fire service has declared a total fire ban across the Coast and Highlands tomorrow with hot and windy conditions forecast. This applies to the following council areas including Kiama, Shellharbour, Shoalhaven, Wingecarribee, Wollondilly and Wollongong. The ban means all fire permits are suspended, however gas and electric barbeques can...

Horses for courses

Our Emergency services enjoyed themselves at today's Triple Zero Cricket Challenge, despite the stifling heat. The team from Fire and Rescue NSW won the challenge, followed by the Police and Rural Fire Service in third. The annual event raises money for suicide prevention in the Southern Highlands. Former Red Shield Appeal Chair Terry...