Highlands News

Wingecarribee mayor believes dismissal is a 'fait accompli'

An urgent meeting of Wingecarribee Shire Council will be held to decide whether the council will make a plea to NSW Local Government Minister Shelley Hancock to reconsider a possible dismissal. The meeting will be held in the refurbished Moss Vale council chambers from 4pm next Tuesday and will be live-streamed...

Council has seven days to explain why it shouldn't be suspended

A Southern Highlands local council is facing suspension following the continued escalation of conflict between councillors and senior staff. NSW Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock on Wednesday gave Wingecarribee Shire Council seven days to explain why it should not be stood down and an interim administrator appointed. Ms Hancock plans to...

Highlands businesses recognised in Australian Good Food Guide

Around 10 Southern Highlands businesses have been recognised in the Australian Good Food Guide readers choice awards for 2021. Here's the full list: Readers’ Choice 2021 – Fine Dining - Horderns Restaurant Readers’ Choice 2021 – Modern Australian - EschalotReaders’ Choice 2021 – Regional - BirchReaders’ Choice 2021 – Breakfast - Il...

Opinion - People will pay the price if council shut down

Radio 2st announcer and former Shoalhaven City Councillor Graeme Day says, if Wingecarribee Shire Council is suspended, it will be the local residents and developers waiting for projects to be approved, that will pay the price. “Just stopping the whole council in its tracks does nothing for our community,” he said. “It...

Fundraiser for Dan McGee

The Bowral Rugby Club is organising a fundraiser for a young man who was badly injured in a car accident. Dan McGee was travelling from Robertson to Moss Vale during a storm, when a tree branch fell on his vehicle He was impaled through both legs and an arm and suffered a...

New food donation project in the Highlands

Plans are on the table to establish a NSW Government food donation project in the Southern Highlands. The project is being funded by the Environmental Protection Authority and the Food Donation Network is trying to connect stores with excess food to local charities. Already, Harris Farm in Bowral and Coles in Moss...

State MP's call for council to be suspended

State MP's Nathaniel Smith and Wendy Tuckerman have written to Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock urging her to use her powers under the Local Government Act to suspend Wingecarribee Council. Back in September last year, Ms. Hancock issued the council with a Performance Improvement Order. But Mr. Smith and Ms. Tuckerman...

Rotary club forms E club

COVID19 has had a big impact on how our service organisations go about their business. The Berrima and District Rotary club is the first to form an E Club. The group meets every second week at 12:30pm via Zoom and face to face every few months. President Shelley Boyce believes it's a positive...

Man charged over Picton crash

A 19 year old male has been hit with a number of charges after allegedly turning in front of a Harley with 2 people on it at the intersection of Picton and Wilton Park road yesterday. The motorcyclist and his pillion were thrown from the bike and suffered multiple injuries.. they...

New Police recruits

Three new recruits for the Hume Police District, following Friday's graduation ceremony at the Goulburn Police Academy. The officers have completed eight months of foundational training and will report to their new stations today. Class 345 includes 139 men and 55 women. Some of the recruits entered the academy straight from school or...