Highlands News

Police investigate number plate theft in Mittagong

Southern Highlands Police are seeking more information about those carjackings and pursuits which took place between Goulburn and Parramatta last weekend. Two people have since been charged in connection with the alleged incidents. Police are also investigating the possible theft of a number plates in the Mittagong Market Place around the same...

Highlands Connect meet in Bowral

 Mike Levin from True Green will be a guest speaker at a Highlands Connect Function at the Bowral Hotel on Tuesday night. Regional Development Australia Southern Inland has arranged for him to provide an overview of the new electric vehicle manufacturing hub being built in Moss Vale. Grants and Projects Officer Phil...

Feedback needed about council's planning department

Wingecarribee Council's Interim Administrator Viv May has appointed an Independent Consultant to talk with residents and professional advisors about their experiences with council's planning department. Mr. May says it's all about assessing the overall effectiveness of Council’s planning, development and compliance functions. He also says it's an opportunity for people to detail...

Balmoral resident is Wollondilly Woman of the year

Balmoral resident Kim Hill has been named the Wollondilly Woman of the Year. The 43 year old was one of the standouts after the devastation of the Green Wattle Creek Fire. She established and led the Balmoral Village Recovery Hub and also raised $200,000 for a memorial playground to remember Andrew O'Dwyer...

Moss Vale house fire deemed as suspicious

Southern Highlands Police are treating a house fire at Moss Vale as being ' suspicious '. The two storey weatherboard property at the top of Clarence Street which is owned by former Wingecarribee Councillor Garry Turland went up in flames last Thursday. Before the fire it had been vacant for a number...

Gumnut wins RAS President's medal

Gumnut Pattiserie in the Southern Highlands has taken out the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW's most prestigious Wine, Dairy and Fine Food Award. Last night the business won the 14th Annual President’s Medal after beating more than 5000 other entrants and 90 Sydney Royal Champions. The aim of the medal is to...

Victory for Highlands racing car driver

Burradoo Racing car driver Lachlan Mineef has achieved his childhood dream of winning at Mount Panorama in Bathurst. The 18 year old and his teammate Tom Sargent who were racing for the CHE Team took out Class D in the Bathurst six hour. Lachlan says it felt great standing up on the...

Jobs on the line at Tahmoor Coal mine

Thousand of jobs could be axed at the Tahmoor Coal mine and Whyalla Steel works in South Australia. Citibank, acting on behalf of Credit Suisse, is taking the owner Sanjeev Gupta to court in an attempt to wind up two of his operations - OneSteel Manufacturing and Tahmoor Coal. Credit Suisse is...

Top brass resign at Wingecarribee Council

 Wingecarribee Council's Interim Administrator Viv May has announced two executive resignations. That includes Deputy General Manager of Operations, Finance and Risk Barry Paull and Deputy General Manager of Corporate, Strategy and Development Services Mark Pepping. Mr May says the departures are by agreement and that contractual obligations have been complied with. He says...

Temporary closure at Mittagong Library

Endeavour Energy will be carrying out repair work in parts of Mittagong today. As a result the Mittagong Library will be temporarily closed between 8am and 4pm. And around 140 homes surrounding the library will also have their power affected. An Endeavour Energy Spokesperson has told us, all of these residents have been...