Highlands News

Premier inspects rugby club improvements

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian inspected stage two and three improvements at the Bowral Rugby Clubhouse yesterday. Just under a million dollars has gone towards turning the facility into a 240 seat function centre. Most of the building works and suppliers were acquired locally. And Wollondilly MP Nathaniel Smith says it's terrific for local...

Concept masterplan on exhibition

The Lackey Park Concept Masterplan at Moss Vale will be on public exhibition until the end of this month and local residents are being invited to have their say. The plan shows details about turning the park into a major sporting hub for the Wingecarribee Shire. Feedback will also be sought from...

Michelin star-holder opens in Mittagong

One of Asia's best chefs has opened a restaurant in the Southern Highlands. Michelin star-holder Bongkoch Satongun has chosen Mittagong as the site for her Australian offshoot , Paste. Good Food reports her partner in life and business, is chef Jason Bailey who's a local. They have a seven year old daughter and...

Funding for local showgrounds

Some improvements on the way for showgrounds in the Southern Highlands. More than $133,000 will be made available to the Moss Vale Show Society for upgrade work on horse stables and improvements on the martial arts shed. Meantime around $125,000 will be allocated for the Robertson Showground to repair and replace boundary...

Changes at Bowral Library

A further easing of restrictions at Bowral Library. As of tomorrow up to 30 patrons will be able to visit the library at any one time and visitors will also be welcome to browse for up to an hour per day. Other changes include making available several PC’s, printers and photocopiers for...

No plan to lift JobSeeker rate

The Morrison government has denied it about to permanently lift the dole payment when the Treasurer makes a long awaited economic statement next month. News Corp newspapers, citing senior ministers, had reported the JobSeeker payment would rise to $75 per day from $40 when the present enhanced version of the unemployment...

Corflute sign crackdown in Wingecarribee

Local business owners are being reminded about their responsibilities regarding advertising signage. Deputy General Manager Mark Pepping says during the height of the COVID-19 lock-down, council relaxed many of its regulatory and compliance activities including the use of temporary signage and A-frames on pathways. This was done so shopkeepers could attract what...

No submission from Wingecarribee Council

It's been revealed Wingecarribee Council failed to put in a submission towards the Bushfire Royal Commission, despite our shire losing dozens of homes. The Commission received around 1700 submissions but ours wasn't one of them. Mayor Duncan Gair says he's a little surprised one wasn't done and will be asking staff why...

Proposal for Bowral Brickworks

Long term plans are on the table to eventually rehabilitate the Bowral Brickworks site and make it available for community use. Austral will eventually be moving its operation to New Berrima and there's a push by some, to turn it into an urban park. The Berrima Residents Association is hoping to commission...

Mine workers help with bushfire recovery effort

Workers at the Tahmoor Coal Mine, have chipped into help bushfire recovery efforts in the Wollondilly Shire. They voted unanimously to support the Mayor’s Bushfire Relief Fund through a payroll donation and over three months manage to raise $15600. That's in addition to the $250,000 donation made by SIMEC Group Executive Chairman...