Highlands News

Annual mirror flash across Gundungurra country

The 18th annual mirror flash will be held across Gundungurra Country on Saturday. A group from the Highlands will be meeting at Gibbergunyah and another at Katoomba. Chair of the Wingecarribee Reconciliation Group Gus Johnson says it should be a very special occasion. Those taking part are being asked to meet in the...

Tulip Time to return for 2021

Tulip Time will be going ahead in 2021, following the disruption of last year's event due to COVID19. However there will be a cap on the number of people allowed in Corbett Gardens. To offset this, the festival will be held over 18 days. Destination Southern Highlands Group Manager Steve Rosa says this...

Dine & discover comes to Goulburn electorate

Our Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman is encouraging residents in her electorate to register for the Dine and Discover program . The program includes four $25 vouchers to spend in participating businesses. People can access these vouchers via the Service NSW App or at a Service NSW Centre. Ms. Tuckerman says businesses also...

Message from Bowral RSL Sub Branch RE: Anzac Day

Bowral RSL Sub Branch President John Cummins advises that Anzac Day 2021 in Bowral will be commemorated in the following manner. No Formal Dawn Service, the RSL Sub Branch suggests that we again observe the candle in the driveway event that many Southern Highland residents conducted last year. ANZAC Day March and...

Chemical cleanout day a big success

 The official figures are in for Wingecarribee Council's chemical cleanout day held recently at the Moss Vale Works Depot. Car volumes were up 27% on last year, with nearly 50 per cent of these first time users. And more than 17,000 kilograms of chemicals were collected which is a 63 per cent...

New putting green at adult day care centre

 Improvements continue to be rolled at the Wingecarribee Adult Day Care Centre in Bowral. In addition to the centre's recent refurbishment, people can now enjoy playing on a six hole putting green. Executive Officer Helen Denning says the green is proving to be a real hit amongst clients. It's all thanks to a...

Gardening expert visits the Highlands

  Gardening expert Sandra Ross took time out of her busy schedule to visit the Welby Garden Centre yesterday. As one of the Directors of the Garden Clinic she also spoke to local residents about how to improve their garden over Autumn. Sandra says, normally Autumn is a great time to be planting,...

Quietest fire season in a decade

The 2020/2021 bushfire season is now officially over. The Rural Fire Service says it was the quietest fire season in a decade, which is a stark contrast to the one before. Across the state, firefighters responded to more than 5500 bush and grass fires burning 31,000 hectares. That's considerably less than the season...

Home on fire in Moss Vale

Emergency services are at the scene of a fire in Moss Vale. Large amounts of smoke were seen coming from the blaze and motorists warned to take care. NSW Fire and Rescue says it's in a home on Clarence Street and was well alight when they arrived about an hour ago. Fire fighters...