Highlands News

Swim season just around the corner

Swimming Centres around the shire will be opening over the next few weeks ahead of the Summer season. Each centre has dedicated lap pools, toddler swim areas and wading pools. Council's Supervisor of Pools and Facilities Laura Hill says it all starts with Mittagong this weekend. Meantime the Bowral Swimming Centre is due...

Portable kiosk report labelled disastrous & silly

Wingecarribee Councillors have chosen not to support a portable kiosk for Lake Alexandra in Mittagong. Councillor Ian Scandrett put forward a notice of motion at last night's meeting asking Council staff to report on the possible provision for a lease of a site in the vicinity of the carpark. The report would've...

Highlands leaves 'footprint' in record book

The Southern Highlands is now an official Guinness World Record Title Holder. To mark Earth Hour on March 30, 15-hundred solar lanterns were used to construct a giant solar powered footprint  in the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens. It's placed them in the Guiness Book of Records for the Largest Display of Solar...

Recruitment drive for clinical trial

Locals are being invited to take part in a clinical trial looking at how Chinese herbal medicine can treat osteoarthritis of the knee. The trial is being conducted by the University of Western Sydney and a recruitment drive is currently underway in the Southern Highlands. Christine Murray who's a Chinese medicine practitioner...

Sprinkling of rain forecast

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast some heightened shower activity towards the end of the week. Up to 30 millimetres of rain could fall on Friday, Saturday and Sunday but this could vary from area to area. The conditions are being caused by winds turning easterly which will push rain in from...

Vertical rescue at Carrington Falls

Emergency Services have been called to a vertical rescue at Carington Falls. SES crews were notified around 6:30 on Sunday night after a man got stuck on a ledge. His friend managed to call for help. Wingecarribee SES Spokesperson Dylan Whitelaw says fortunately there were no injuries. It was a busy night for crews,...

A frightening discovery at Mittagong

It's every persons worst nightmare. A family of four was travelling in their car along the Hume Highway at Mittagong on Sunday, when mum looked down at her feet and discovered a small Tiger snake. Without trying to panic too much her husband who was driving, stopped in the breakdown lane and...

Serious two vehicle crash at Marulan

Emergency Services have been called to a serious two vehicle crash at Marulan. Around midday today, a Hyundai Sedan and a Toyota Corolla were travelling in the southbound lanes when they collided and crashed into trees on the median strip. The male driver of the Hyundai suffered serious leg injuries and his...

Elderly woman injured in Mittagong crash

Emergency Services have been called to a nasty crash at Mittagong on Old South Road. The incident took place around 2:30 this afternoon near Bong Bong Road. Crews have been working to free a woman in her 80's who was trapped Two other people have minor injuries. IMAGE CREDIT: NSW Ambulance

Possible water disruptions

Residents in the Mittagong and surrounding areas may notice a drop in water pressure on Wednesday October 9, with council crews carrying out work on the water network. It involves installing a bypass main at the water reservoir at Mount Gibraltar Reserve to increase stored water at the Willow Vale Reservoir. Work...