Highlands News

Update on last night's Morton Fire

During the afternoon fire activity significantly increased in the area to the south of Teudts Rd Penrose and impacted on a number of properties at that location. Prior to the arrival of the southerly change last night there were additional resources staged in the area to respond to any run of...

Highlands trains running again

Trains are running again on the Southern Highlands Line after being replaced by buses earlier due to weather conditions. The first train left Moss Vale at 9:24am, and the first train from Campbelltown is due to leave at 10:09am. Passengers should listen to announcements and check indicator boards. For the latest public transport...

Warney's baggy green coming to Bowral

The Commonwealth Bank has paid $1,007,500 at auction for former Australian Cricketer Shane Warne's baggy green cap. All money raised will be going towards the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund. The cap will initially go on a national tour to raise additional funds for communities devastated by bushfires. It will...

RFS Southern Highlands - Morton Fire

 RFS Southern Highlands Team - Home The Alert level of the Morton Fire has been lifted to WATCH & ACT due to increased fire activity to the south of Wingello, Penrose and Bundanoon  

Important info from Southern Highlands RFS

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO RESIDENTS AND PROPERTY OWNERS IN THE VICINITY OF WINGELLO, PENROSE AND BUNDANOON: Posted at 1405 on Friday 10.1.2020 There are reports of increased fire activity in the Johnson's Creek area to the south of Penrose which will increase smoke in the vicinity. Residents are advised to monitor potential ember...

Fire prediction map for the Morton fire

Rural Fire Service crews are expecting another tough day at the office today. Strong north westerly winds and hot temperatures during the day could put pressure on containment lines around the northern villages from the Green Wattle Creek fire where there is still fire activity. Meantime a southerly change later in the...

Robber on the run

Police are looking for a man who broke into three businesses in Thirlmere early yesterday morning. The offender is on the run after getting away with cash and documents. CCTV images have been released, describing the robber as being between 173 and 188 cm tall and 80 to 90 kilograms. Police say anyone...

Immediate $1 million dollar payment for council

The Federal Government will be providing an immediate payment of $1 million dollars to Wingecarribee Council along with 41 other councils across Australia which have been affected by the bushfires. Mayor Duncan Gair met with the Minister for Natural Disaster and Emergency Management David Littleproud in Wingello yesterday. The money can be...

Mittagong Airfield being used to support firefighters

Locals living around the Mittagong Airfield will notice plenty of helicopter activity over the coming days with choppers being used for back burning, water drops and spotting. The choppers will be around for several days until the Rural Fire Service gets the upper hand on the bushfires. Ian Holland who's a member...

Scanner apps a problem for RFS

The Southern Highlands Rural Fire Service is having massive problems with people listening to RFS radio scanners and then posting false information on social media. The major issue is, that the listener is unable to lock into one particular channel and is therefore hearing mixed messages from different firegrounds. Inspector David Stimson...