Highlands News

Opposition leader heads to Gilmore battleground

Just days after Prime Minister Scott Morrison's visit to the hotly contested electorate of Gilmore, Opposition leader Bill Shorten will campaign in the marginal seat today. It's understood MR Shorten Labor will promise to deliver a 250-million dollar fund aimed to speed up the delivery of healthcare and relieve pressure on...

RFS recognises some of its finest

Eight Illawarra RFS personnel have been awarded Commissioners Commendations for outstanding service to the organisation at the RFS awards. Norelle Pullen, Narelle Rainey, Tony Hurry, David Kirkwood and Raymond Parsons were recognised for their combined 93-years commitment to after-hours operations. Bulli Firefighter Brian Baker was celebrated for decades of service while Inspector...

Pedestrian killed on Hume Motorway

Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage after a pedestrian was killed in the  Southern Highlands Monday night. Just after 11 o'clock Kia sedan driven by a 21-year-old woman was travelling north on the Hume Motorway, about 2km south of the Sierra Street overpass, Yerrinbool, when it struck a man...

One person trapped in Aylmerton crash

Emergency Services are currently at the seen of a two vehicle crash at Alymerton near Mittagong. The crash involving two vehicles took place just after 2:30pm on the Old Hume Highway. NSW Paramedics say a 40 year old female is trapped, but conscious and breathing. A rescue helicopter has been called in and...

Grass fires at Burradoo

Fire and Rescue Crews are currently at the scene of a number of grass fires near the Oxley Motel on Moss Vale Road at Burradoo. The fires started near the park area after a tree fell on top of powerlines. Plenty of smoke can be seen in the area. We'll have more details...

Lucky escape for bushwalkers at Carrington Falls

A mother and daughter have been rescued after a bushwalk at Carrington Falls went wrong yesterday... The pair from the Central Coast got lost after the 23-year-old daughter fell and sprained her ankle... A multi agency search and rescue effort including Pol Air and the Kiama SES located the women and brought...

Bowral Blues to go ahead with Sri Lanka tour

The Bowral Blues Cricket Club will still be going ahead with their planned tour of Sri Lanka, despite the recent terrorist attacks which have killed 359 people. At the moment the Australian Government is asking people to re- consider their travel. The club will head off at the end of June and...

DA knocked back over parking concerns

The majority of Wingecarribee Councillors have knocked back a mixed use development proposal for the old Bowral Spare parts site on the corner of Bong Bong and Bowral Streets. The main concerns centred around a lack of off street parking. Council staff assessed there would be a shortfall of 34 spaces, which...

Hazard reduction planned for northern villages

A hazard reduction burn, more than 5000 hectares in size will be carried out across the Hill Top, Balmoral and Buxton areas. The burn will get underway on Saturday, with the assistance of National Parks and the Southern Highlands Rural Fire Service, and will head into Sunday and Monday aswell. Aerial incendiary...

Liberals not running candidate in Whitlam

The Ballot positions for the Federal seat of Whitlam have been revealed at today's candidate declaration, with the incumbent member Stephen Jones taking out fourth spot. However Mr. Jones says he's a little surprised, the Liberal Party have decided not to nominate a candidate and believes the local branches are boycotting...