Highlands News

Mittagong woman $200,000 richer

A Mittagong retiree is $200,000 richer after winning a recent Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw. The woman says the win will give her the freedom to enjoy her retirement and help out her family and friends. The winning entry was purchased at Mittagong Newsagency, on Princes Street. Owner Sam Zeng says he couldn’t...

Professional shooter says leave it to the experts

A professional shooter in the Southern Highlands believes we could risk opening a can of worms by allowing anyone with a gun licence to go and shoot deer. Adam Milbourne has been shooting pests of all shapes and sizes for years. The comments come after the State Government revealed it was considering...

Union not happy with employment agreements

The CFMMEU is describing a decision by the PIMS Group to backflip on an employment agreement with workers at the Appin Colliery as another race to the bottom. The Union claims PIMS has agreed to outsource its employees from WorkPac, leaving the future contract mine workers employment covered under a different...

Upcoming road closures

Maintenance work has been scheduled to take place at Cambewarra and Barrengarry over the next couple of months. Moss Vale Road at Barrengarry will be closed between 8pm and 4am on Tuesday July 30 and Wednesday July 31 between Bunkers Hill and Myra Vale Roads. The same road will also be closed...

Local groups benefit from family foundation

A number of local organisations will benefit from more than $125,000 made available through the Springett Family Foundation. That includes the Welby Garden Centre, Interchange Australia, the Wingecarribee Adult Day Care Centre and the Kollege of Knowledge Kommittee for Kids. Others recipients are Skye Holmwood, Youth Radio 92.5FM and the National Youth...

Extra prize money on offer

The Goulburn Race Club has secured an extra $100,000 from Racing NSW . The Goulburn Post reports $50,000 of this will go towards the Goulburn Cup, taking the total prize money for the race to $200,000. The other $50,000 will go towards a new race called 'Country Magic' which will be restricted...

New stakeholders Group

A new group has been established in the shire called the Southern Highlands Key Stakeholders Group. The aim of the group which is made up of 12 organisations is to build our region into a billion dollar economy with the assistance of the NSW Government. It's focus will be retail, agribusiness, the...

Fatal crash near Goulburn on Crookwell Rd.

A man has died in a crash near Goulburn overnight. The 51-year-old had been driving south on Crookwell Road at Kingsdale when his vehicle left the road and crashed into a tree. The driver suffered serious head injuries and was unable to be revived. Officers from The Hume Police District will prepare a...

Public hearing on proposed coal mine

The Independent Planning Commission will be conducting a public hearing regarding the Tahmoor South Coal mine. An extra 175 jobs in construction and building are expected to be created if the project is approved. That's in addition to the existing 390 jobs. Those wanting to speak will need to register, with the meeting...

Change on HDCA Board

Bradman Foundation Executive Director Rina Hore has decided to step down from her role as a Director on the Highlands District Cricket Association Board. Ms. Hore has served on the board for 10 years and believes it's time for a fresh face. She's highlighted a number of achievements during her tenure including...