Highlands News

Sutton Forest farmer achieving big things

A Sutton Forest farmer has been announced as a finalist for the 2020 RAS Rural Achiever Award. Kory Graham started out with the McLachlan Group as a general farm hand five years ago and has since worked his way up to become an Assistant Farm, Manager. Mr. Graham didn't grow up on...

False alarm at Mittagong

A large plume of smoke being seen across Mittagong is coming from the Green Wattle Creek fire to the north of the Wingecarribee. Fire and Rescue NSW crews from Mittagong have been sent out to check and have found nothing. The Rural Fire Service has since taken the listing off the fires...

Grass fire at Marulan

Residents from the Highlands travelling south towards Goulburn are being asked to allow extra travel time after a grass fire broke out at Marulan. The blaze started in the railway corridor, near George Street and has burnt out around 15 hectares. The southbound lane of the Hume Highway is closed. The RFS is...

Dual occupancy DA to be taken to court

A development application for a dual occupancy on a corner block of Sir James Fairfax Circuit at Retford Park is heading to the Land and Environment Court The DA was recently knocked back by Councillors five votes to four. A number of residents who bought into the area have raised concerns about...

Christmas tree up in Corbett Plaza

The Corbett Plaza Christmas tree will come alight tonight at 6 o'clock. The tree has been upgraded this year after Wingecarribee Council acquired a larger one used in Hyde Park. A number of activities have been planned for the occasion including a performance from the Wingecarribee Vocal muster and even a possible...

Fire to the north of Wingecarribee a major concern

A total fire ban is in place again for the Illawarra, Shoalhaven and Southern Ranges as the region wakes to a  blanket of smoke haze. The Currowan blaze remains out of control but has been downgraded back to watch and act after claiming more properties around Bawley Point. Almost 68-thousand hectares has...

Seymour Park masterplan up for discussion

Wingecarribee Council is seeking feedback about a new masterplan for Seymour Park in Moss Vale. The plan outlines a number of new improvements, such as fixing up the car park, providing a new playground and amenities building aswell as expanding the off leash dog area. Council's Communications Officer David Sommers says submissions...

Community spirit on show at Bradman Oval

Thousands of people have turned out to tonight's Bowral Family Carols. There was one slight drama with the generator blowing up, but Kennards Hire in Mittagong were able to get a new 100 KVA generator delivered to Bradman Oval in 15 minutes. Director Irma Le Roux is really impressed with the turnout...

Firefighters taken to Bowral Hospital

Three firefighters fighting the Green Wattle Creek fire to the north of the Wingecarribee have been taken to hospital after suffering burns. Two of them have been taken to Bowral Hospital, one with a hand injury and the other with burns to the hand. The other firefighter has been taken to Campbelltown...

Work underway at Bundanoon skate park

Construction work has now started on the new Bundanoon Skate Park. Once completed the facility will be a big improvement on what the kids have there at the moment which has been using some makeshift equipment on the basketball court. The idea of the new park came about through a petition organised...