Highlands News

Pre - selection rumblings

Factional splits in the Liberal Party could rear their ugly head in the seat of Goulburn. A number of locals want a greater say on pre - selections, but this is unlikely, given that Pru Goward announced her retirement so close to the next state election. An " emergency clause " can...

More tourists means more wildlife collisions

Wildlife volunteers across the Coast and Highlands have been busy over the Christmas/New Year break. The holiday period sees an increase in visitors to the area, who aren't familiar with our local roads. Most of the collisions with vehicles involve wombats, Eastern Grey Kangaroos, Wallabies and the occasional Wallaroo. Richard Woodman from Wildlife...

Aspiring inventor to represent the Highlands

A Bowral teenager is one of 24 young people selected to take part in the National Questacon Invention Convention in Canberra. 15 year old Eleanor Swan will attend a series of workshops aimed at developing creative design and innovation skills. She says it's an amazing opportunity to meet like-minded people and work...

Land values for the Wingecarribee

The Valuer General has released a list of land values in the Wingecarribee for the year leading up to July 2018. The figures are used by Revenue NSW to calculate land tax and by Wingecarribee Council to work out council rates. There was a 20.3 per cent increase in industrial land, followed...

Harvesting underway at Robertson

Potato harvesting has started at Robertson, with the recent rains really spurring on growth. Local farmer John Hill will harvest about 20 tonnes of spuds a week up until July/August. They'll go on the market locally from this weekend, with the majority sent to the Flemington Markets in Sydney. Mr. Hill says there...

Upcoming lane closures at Macquarie Pass

Safety improvement work will get underway along the Illawarra Highway at Macquarie Pass from Monday January 14. The first part of the work will result in one lane being closed east of Clover Hill Road with alternating traffic conditions up until Friday February 8, including weekends. Work will be carried out between...

Road maintenance at Berrima

Maintenance work will be carried out along the Hume Highway at Berrima between Thursday and Friday, weather permitting. The work will take place along one southbound lane and will involve road resurfacing and line marking. Traffic will be reduced to 40 kilometres per hour. It'll be happening between 6am and 6pm.

Message sinking through

The Salvation Army in Bowral have had a tremendous response from the public regarding illegal dumping over the Christmas/New Year period. It comes after the organisation got rid of the warehouse on Kirkham Road and decided to close the extra gates on Bong Bong Street. In previous years they've been inundated with...

Expert panel points to falling water levels

The NSW Chief Scientist's Independent Expert panel has found that two mines belonging to Dendrobium could be draining up to three and a half million litres of water on a daily basis from nearby Reservoirs. The panel has found water levels at Cordeaux Dam are dropping. In the meantime, the panel has...

Series of shop break ins at Tahmoor

Police are investigating three break and enters at shops at Tahmoor over the Christmas/New Year holiday period. That includes Colour Worx and Kaos Raw in Remembrance Drive and Cathy's Nail and Beauty in Emmett Street. In two of the break ins, cash and various items were stolen. Camden Crime Manager Jayne Doherty says...