Highlands News

Have your say on voluntary assisted dying bill

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman is seeking feedback from her constituents about a bill introduced into NSW Parliament to legalise Voluntary Assisted Dying in NSW. The bill if passed would create a legal framework for people with a terminal illness. It also includes various safeguards. A poll is available on Ms. Tuckerman's website...

Berrima Gaol to be sold

The NSW Government has put the old Berrima Gaol on the market. The facility opened in 1839 and has since had a number of uses including being a German prisoner camp during World War I, It has also been used as a training centre and a male minimum-security prison that was later...

New venue of concern

A new venue of concern has been added for the Southern Highlands. It's the Shell Service Station on the corner Sally's Corner Road and 13125 Hume Highway at Sutton Forest. The exposure date is Monday October 11, 5pm - 5:30pm. Anyone who was there between these times is being asked to get tested...

Online rates options for Wollondilly residents

Property owners in the Wollondilly Shire Council area now have the option to manage and pay their rates online, with the introduction of the newly created Rates  Portal.  Mayor Robert Khan announced the launch of the portal today, recognising the many benefits to the Shire’s ratepayers.  “It is important that our community...

Covid19 update for Wingecarribee

There have four new cases of covid19 reported in the Wingecarribee Shire up until eight o'clock last night. According to the NSW Health website there were seven tests conducted. There are now 23 active cases in the shire. Across the state and New South Wales Health has reported 399 new Covid cases. 677 people...

Man charged with Moss Vale stabbing

A Mittagong man has been charged in connection with the alleged stabbing of another man in Moss Vale. Just after 8pm on Friday August 6, Emergency Services were called to Parkes Road, after reports of a brawl. Police rushed to the scene and found a 22-year-old man with stab wounds to his...

A man killed in a multi-vehicle pileup on the Hume Motorway

A man has died following a multi-vehicle crash on the Highlands yesterday. Emergency services responded to reports of a crash involving up to 10 vehicles in the northbound lanes of the Hume Motorway at Wilton, just south of Picton Road at about 3 pm. The driver of a Mitsubishi Fuso, a 43-year-old...

Kevin the calf rescued by Highlands SES crews

A day and a half old calf called Kevin can thank his lucky stars for the skill and determination of  Wingecarribee and Moss Vale SES units. Kevin had slipped down a steep embankment into a creek shortly after he was born and Southern Highlands SES crews were called in the rescue...

Financial statements show deficits

For the first time, in a long time, Wingecarribee Council has recorded financial losses. The 2020/21 annual financial statements show a deficit of more than $700,000 and the General Fund also reported a deficit of $4.3 million. Below are a number of factors which havelead to this: * Cattle put through at the...

Staff retention & recruitment a concern at council

The United Services Union says a significant number of job vacancies at Wingecarribee Council are causing stress and anxiety amongst its members. At yesterday's council meeting it was revealed staff retention over the last two or so years has ranged from between 24 and 26 per cent. Union Official Rudi Oppitz said...