Highlands News

Moss Vale could soon have a KFC and Dominos

KFC has lodged a development application with Wingecarribee Council to build a new store on vacant land next to the Mobil Service Station at Moss Vale on Argyle Street. A takeaway food and drink premises is allowed on the site and council has notified the adjoining landowners and neighbours about the...

Kite flying day at Botanic Gardens

The Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens Kite Flying Workshop is back on again this Sunday. People can bring their own kite or take part in a kite building workshop. Spokesperson Chris Webb says they're expecting some strong winds, which should make things interesting. Proceeds raised will be going back into the Botanic gardens.

Suicide awareness course in Bowral

Rotary clubs across the Southern Highlands have banded together to organise a Suicide Awareness Course at the Bowral Bowling Club on Wednesday August 21. The course will be presented by Suzanne Freund who's an accredited trainer in Mental Health First Aid, Youth Mental Health First Aid and Lifeforce Suicide Prevention Training. The...

Blizard like conditions forecast

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast cold and windy conditions over the next few days. The strong winds will sweep through the region on Friday and Saturday, and some areas in southern NSW as low as 500 metres may experience snow. Forecaster Jordan Notara says residents heading to the Coast also need...

RIP John Corbett

Tributes are flowing for Picton businessman John Corbett who was tragically killed in a light plane crash in Braidwood on Tuesday. Mr. Corbett was well known in the local community, having established and managed the Picton Mall aswell as other development sites in the area. He was also a strong advocate for...

Wollondilly MP: 'I have a moral objection to abortion'

Member for Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith will not be supporting a bill introduced into State Parliament to decriminalise abortion. Mr. Smith claims almost all of the 450 calls and emails to his Electorate office have also expressed their opposition to the bill. He spoke about the issue to a crowd of supporters outside...

Calls to review OLSH site approval

A number of residents in West Bowral are calling for the Joint Regional Planning Panel to review a decision to approve a large development at the Our Lady of Sacred Heart site off Centennial Road. The site was purchased by Waterbrook for seniors living and around 130 villas could be built...

Future uncertain for sanctuary operators

The operators of Wirrimbirra Sanctuary at Bargo have been issued with an eviction notice by the National Trust of NSW and will have to start moving out in October. An expression of interest process started back in July and the trust says it's committed to ensuring the animals receive the necessary...

An emerging leader in agriculture

A young agriculture student from Mittagong is being hailed as one the next future leaders in her industry. 18 year old Angela Hughes has been invited to speak at a two day agrifood tech event in Melbourne titled ' Evoke '. She's currently studying a Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management at Charles...

Mine update at Sutton Forest

Coal Free Southern Highlands and the Battle 4 Berrima Group are holding a community update meeting about the Hume Coal Proposal at the Sutton Forest Pub tomorrow night from 6:30. The Independent Planning Commission says a number of key environmental and social issues have to be resolved before it hands down...