Highlands News

Colo Vale DA to end up in court

Residents at Colo Vale will be taking Wingecarribee Council to the Land and Environment Court regarding a decision to approve a proposed seniors living development on Orchid Street. Back in July, Councillors voted five four against the proposal. The main concerns of residents centre around the development being too big for the...

Calls for Koala hospital

There are calls for a Koala hospital to be based in the Wollondilly Shire. Our region has one the only disease free population in NSW and the last one in the greater Sydney basin. It's hoped a hospital would help protect the colony and ensure their longevity. Mayor Matthew Deeth says it was...

Not a drop in sight

The continuing drought seems to be having a massive impact on Thirlmere Lakes. As you can see by this photo the lake has completely dried up, with cracks appearing. Wollondilly Councillor Simon Landow says even during the millennial drought they were still able to swim from one side to the other. He says...

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas

Wingecarribee Council has secured three large Christmas trees from the City of Sydney. The trees are 2.3 metres wide by 7.5 metres in height and two of them can be seen at the outside the Mittagong Welcome Centre and Corbett Plaza in Bowral. The third will be kept in storage for the...

Fire makes a move to the south

The Southern Highlands Rural Fire Service is once again asking all residents from Hill Top all the way up to Warragamba to remain vigilant and keep up to date regarding the large bushfire burning west of Lake Burragorang. Inspector David Stimson says the fire is currently listed at a watch and...

Special anniversary for Reframe Wingecarribee

It's now one year since ReFrame Wingecarribee was officially launched, and to celebrate a number of activities have been planned this week The service which is situated in Wingecarribee Street Bowral was set up for young people needing physiological support. Councillor Larry Whipper is encouraging people to stop past. IMAGE CREDIT: ReFrame

Regional tourism award for DSH

Destination Southern Highlands has taken out a top gong at the Canberra & Region Tourism Awards held at the Australian War Memorial. The organisation won gold in the Destination Marketing category for this year's ‘Pie Time’ campaign, which is the third year in a row. Group Manager Steve Rosa says they'll now...

Professional women's golf returning to Moss Vale

The Aoyuan International Moss Vale Pro-Am will be back bigger and better in late January. The tournament will be extended across two days, with 84 golfers to tee off on January 28. Some of the world's best women's golfers in action. Head professional at Moss Vale Golf Club Davyd Reeves says there's a...

Dance, music & costume celebration in the Highlands

Yesterday's Corroboree of the Gundungurra people at Cecil Hoskins Reserve was well received by indigenous and non indigenous people. Around 500 people attended, for the first ceremony of its kind in close to 160 years. Wingecarribee Reconciliation Group Chair Gus Johnson says it was great to see everyone getting involved in the...

Northern villages in Wingecarribee advised to be prepared

The Southern Highlands Rural Fire Service is now dealing with three bushfires which are burning west of Lake Burragorang that have burnt out around 23,000 hectares. All three fires are still uncontained and pushing further to the east due to the strong winds. Heading into tomorrow there is the chance there maybe...