Highlands News

Traffic changes around Bowral Hospital

We're being told an additional 29 car spaces and five motorbike spaces will be made available around Bowral Hospital. From May 7, Wingecarribee Council will convert Ascot Road between Sheffield Road and Mona Road to one-way traffic. At the same time Mona Road between Ascot Road and Bowral Street will also be...

Woman bitten by funnel web spider at Mittagong

 A Mittagong woman who was bitten by a funnel web spider has lived to tell the tale. Katie Cantlon, aged in her 30's went to pick up a towel in her home, when she felt something very sharp on the end of her finger She then noticed two puncture wounds which were...

Our busiest covid vaccine clinic in the Highlands

The COVID19 vaccine rollout is steadily being rolled out in the Southern Highlands. The Mittagong Respiratory Clinic opposite McDonalds is by far the busiest, doing about 400 jabs a week for the Astra Zenica vaccine And at the Southern Medical Centre staff set aside an extra clinic day on the weekend to...

Roadworks in Mittagong

    Safety improvement and drainage works are scheduled to take place from next week on Bowral Road between Bessemer Street and Pioneer Street, Mittagong. The work will be carried out over five nights between Sunday and Thursday from 7pm to 3am. The section of Bowral Road will be temporarily closed and motorists will...

New bathroom & laundry facilities in Bowral for homeless people

 New bathroom and laundry facilities available at the Bowral Uniting Church are expected to make things a little easier for homeless people here in the Highlands. The project has been made possible thanks to funding from the State Government, Uniting and church goers. The facilities will compliment similar ones available at St....

Changes to Mittagong Anzac Day Service

A couple of changes to the Mittagong Anzac Day Service, due to covid. As is the case with Bowral, there'll be no dawn service, but there will be a march and main service later in the morning. The march is ticketed and is only open to current service men and women, ex...

Wollondilly MP opposes mine bail out

Member for Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith is calling for a moratorium on government grants and subsidies to GFG’s Australian subsidiaries including the Tahmoor Coal mine. Last week, Citibank, acting on behalf of Credit Suisse, filed an application in the NSW Supreme Court with the aim of winding up Sanjeev Gupta's operations at...

Home sweet home for 3801

The historic 3801 Locomotive will be passing through the Southern Highlands today on its way back home to the NSW Rail Museum at Thirlmere, It follows a successful tour of southern NSW. Below is the timetable. As you can see the loco will be passing through Moss Vale at 1:45pm TIMETABLE | MONDAY 12...

Community recovery concert at Moss Vale

There'll be a star studded lineup at tomorrow night's community recovery concert at the Moss Vale Showground with performances by Mahalia Barnes & The Soul Mates, Justice Crew, Michelle Cashman and X Factor Grand finalists, Matt & Jess. A shuttle bus will be travelling to the northern and southern villages at...

Tafe NSW Moss Vale offering free chainsaw course

Tafe NSW Moss Vale is offering a fee free short course about how to use a chainsaw safely. More than 100 deaths occurred in Australia between 2000 and 2017 as a result of chainsaw use and tree felling. The course which is part of the JobTrainer package is being held on May...