Highlands News

Fairground Follies DA approved

The owner of Fairground Follies is not a happy man, despite Councillors approving his development application subject to conditions. At last night's meeting, Councillors agreed to amend the operating hours from 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm on Saturday. But Craig Robson says the stumbling block is the...

Man rescued from wind turbine

Emergency Services have been called to rescue a man who fell inside a wind turbine at Crookwell. The alarm was raised around 4pm yesterday, with Police Rescue and Paramedics responding. Police say the man was secured in a stokes litter, then vertically roped to a platform before being removed. He sustained only minor...

Vandals strike again in Mittagong

The Mittagong Soccer Club will be speaking with Wingecarribee Council about putting in place a long term solution to deal with vandals at Iron Mines Oval in Mittagong. Between last Friday night and Saturday morning, hoons used a vehicle to dig up a large amount of turf. The issue has been on...

Black lives matter protest organised for Bowral

The Black Lives Matter protest will be held outside the Bowral Library on Sunday at 1pm. It follows similar protests held right across the globe A number of our elected representatives have been critical of the protests given the threat of COVID19. but Chair of the Wingecarribee Reconciliation Group Gus Johnson says...

Sporting grants on offer for local clubs

Local sporting clubs and associations are being encouraged to apply for a number of grants worth of up to $1,000 to deal with the COVID19 pandemic. The grants will be made available to 12,500 sporting clubs and associations across the State to assist them when sport resumes on July 1. Member for...

Ticket holders waiting for an answer

It's still very much a wait and see game as to whether Rod Stewart's concert at Centennial Vineyard in Bowral goes ahead in October with Roundhouse still looking at some alternate dates. In the event the date is changed and you can't make it, a refund will be provided. And should the...

Drugs bust at Tahmoor

Police have uncovered drugs after carrying out a vehicle search in Tahmoor. Just before 2 this morning Officers spotted a parked Mitsubishi Lancer on Rockford Road. Police allegedly found about 32 grams of MDMA and 3.5 grams of methylamphetamine in resealable bags, as well as a small amount of cash. The driver, a...

Have your say!

Highlands residents are being encouraged to to have their say about the future of the shire's playgrounds. Wingecarribee Council's draft Playspace Strategy is now on public exhibition for 28 days. There are currently just under 50 playspaces in the shire and many of them are getting old and tired. Feedback can be provided...

A new playground for Botanic Gardens

A new fenced in toddler playground has been unveiled at the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens. A few parents are now looking for a coffee van, so if you know of anyone, get in contact. The Board is now moving ahead with plans for a fully fitted out Education Centre. As of June 15...