Highlands News

Workshops at Bundanoon skate park

A couple of skateboarding workshops are taking place at the new Bundanoon Skate Park. Wingecarribee Council is teaming up with The Totem Collective to offer beginners and intermediate sessions. Both are taking place on Saturday January 23 and registrations can be done via council's events page. Numbers will be limited due to covid...

Price a step closer to Dakar crown

Southern Highlands-grown dirt bike rider Toby Price is hoping to secure his third Dakar Rally crown after placing third in the 662 kilometre stage five race overnight.A member of the Australian Red Bull KTM Factory team, Price is ranked fourth overall in the bike category of the gruelling 12-stage race...

New Bradman book launched at SCG

A new coffee table book published by the Bradman Museum was launched by India's coach and former all-rounder Ravi Shastri at the Sydney Cricket Ground yesterday. The book, titled India's 71-Year Test: The Journey to Triumph in Australia reflects on India’s first 12 tours to Australia – from 1947/48, to face Don Bradman’s...

Online DAs now mandatory for Wingecarribbee

Wingecarribee Shire Council customers must now submit Development Applications via the online NSW Planning Portal. Council’s Group Manager Planning, Development and Regulatory Services, Nick Wilton said the rollout of the new electronic lodgement service had been several years in the making. “Back in late 2019 the Premier of NSW announced that ePlanning...

Welby's Price smashing the Dakar Rally

Southern Highlands-grown off-road motorcylist Toby Price has his third Dakar Rally title firmly in his sights, after his second stage win in the Saudi Arabian desert over night.Lead rider in the Red Bull KTM Factory team, Price took out stage three - a 403 kilometre loop around Wadi Ad-Dawasir -...

Bowral Show cancelled due to covid risk

This weekend's Bowral Show has been cancelled due to growing covid-19 concerns. Show society member Edwina Grant says the committee made the eleventh hour decision to cancel the show because many exhibitors and competitors hail from the Greater Sydney and Illawarra regions. "We didn't want to risk bringing covid into the highlands,"...

Highlands beef producers snag Woolies award

Berrima's Princess Patrol Company, operated by Peter and Cate Brooks, has picked up a gong at the annual Woolworths producer awards this week. The main supplier for Woolworths' Certified Grass Fed Beef Program, the farm took home the award for Protein supplier of the Year. The company supplies more than 6000 head...

No new cases of covid19

NSW has recorded no new locally acquired coronavirus cases over a designated 24-hour period for the first time in almost three weeks. In the 24 hours to 8pm Sunday, the state recorded only seven new cases in returned overseas travellers in hotel quarantine. But two new local cases were recorded after that...

Local testing stepped up after Wollongong case

Covid 19 testing clinics across the Illawarra, Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands have extended their opening hours after a number of venues in Wollongong were visited by a man with a confirmed case of COVID-19. Anyone who attended the following venues at the listed times must get tested immediately and self-isolate until...

Multi-million dollar cannabis crop uncovered in Bargo

Inquiries are continuing after police uncovered a hydroponic cannabis crop worth $13 million on a property in Bargo. Officers from Camden Police Area Command investigating the cultivation of cannabis executed a search warrant at a property on Remembrance Drive about 4.30pm on Monday. A police guard was posted on the property overnight...