Highlands News

Jobs safe despite change to operating hours

There'll be no job cuts at the Moss Vale Resource Recovery Centre, despite a change in operating hours at the facility. However some staff may lose some hours in over time. It comes after Wingecarribee Council carried out a review into peak customer usage times and demand at the facility. Mayor Duncan Gair...

More locality signs on the way

Four more locality signs will be erected across the Wingecarribee including Berrima, Sutton Forest, Welby and Colo Vale. Not only will the signs welcome residents and guests, but they will also help people in an emergency to identify where they are. Wombeyan Caves Road is a great example of that. Further signs are...

Strike Force Raptor raids Bundanoon property

Firearms and drugs have allegedly been uncovered after a search warrant was executed on a property in Bundanoon yesterday. In total, Police seized nine firearms, ammunition, knives, a 5 kilogram silver bar, MDMA, a mountain bike and a surfboard. A 33-year-old Dee Why man was arrested at the property and taken to...

Vandals back again at Mount Gibraltar

Vandals have struck again at Mount Gibraltar. The most recent incident took place on the weekend of June 23 & 24 when the culprits climbed over a wall and unbolted structural steel supports and then removed signage from the Jellore Lookout. It follows another incident, where an old directional brass plaque was...

New Police recruits for Hume Police District

Five new Police Officers have been allocated to join the Hume Police District over the next 12 months. Although it's not known which stations the Officers will be based at, their jobs will be to walk the beat and respond to emergencies in the local community. Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman says...

Veolia recipients announced

A number of groups in the Southern Highlands have received funding grants from the Veolia Mulwaree Trust. The Wingecarribee Landcare and Bushcare Network has been given $14,000 to complete the final stage of the Mount Gibraltar Heritage Reserve Stone stairway repair project. Exeter Tennis Club has received a grant of almost $6000...

New council appointments

Wingecarribee Council has appointed two new staff members, with the aim of growing business and tourism opportunities in the shire. Jan Campbell will take on the role of Coordinator of Economic Development and Isabella Lane, the Coordinator of Tourism. Ms. Campbell has years of experience in similar positions at a number of...

Tenders now open for clubhouse improvements

Wingecarribee Council is seeking tenders to carry out improvements at the Bowral Rugby Clubhouse in Burradoo. Those improvements include new storage, club floor areas, a canteen, office space, lift installation and accessible car spaces. Back in August last year NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian pledged almost a million dollars towards extensions and work...

Electorate office now open for business

Member for Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith officially opened his electoral office in Tahmoor yesterday with NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian on hand for the occasion. Situated next to the Post Office on Remembrance Drive, it's the same space, used by the previous State MP Jai Rowell. Due to the size of the electorate, Mr....

A close call at Berrima

Emergency Services have been called to the Hume Highway at Berrima after a B Double travelling south crossed the medium strip and came to rest against a rock wall in the northbound lanes. The incident took place just after 3 this morning near Greenhills Road. Northbound lanes were closed for a period...