Highlands News

Bushfire recovery meeting scheduled

A bushfire recovery meeting for Wingecarribee residents is scheduled to take place online today between 5:30pm and 6:30pm. A number of guest speakers have been arranged including representatives from council, Laing O'Rourke, Red Cross and Community Links. It's hoped former NSW RFS Commissioner and now Commissioner of Resilience, Shane Fitzsimmons will also...

Pool project shelved

The Robertson Pool project has been shelved for the time being. The Committee is still waiting for funds to come back from the insurer after the shed used to house the facility collapsed back in 2018. President Don Ferguson says government funding is also likely to be scarce given the drought, bushfires,...

Protestors can expect hefty penalties

 Our Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor says unauthorised protests during the COVID19 pandemic are unacceptable. The organisers of a Sydney rally which is going ahead, despite an order not to, are confident it won't lead to a spike in Covid-19 cases. A court has knocked back an application to authorise tomorrow's...

Kangaloon DA knocked back

A development application for a ‘paddock to plate’ dining experience at Kangaloon has been knocked back by the majority of Councillors, for the time being. The DA for a 41 hectare property on Kangaloon Road was submitted by Louise Keats who's the granddaughter of the late Margaret Fulton. The proponent wants to...

Local footy to resume

Group six and seven seniors will be ramping up their training efforts ahead of the first game of the season scheduled for July 18. Group six will likely have seven rounds where teams will be play each other once. This will be followed by a finals series. However Executive Officer Steve Hazelton says...

Horse rescue at Exeter

SES crews have been called to rescue a large horse which fell down a septic tank at Exeter. The owners made the discovery and a crane was hauled in to assist with the rescue operation. SES Spokesperson Dylan Whitelaw says the tank which was covered by concrete, gave way and the animal...

Fairground Follies DA to be voted on at council

Some progress regarding a development application lodged by Fairground Follies to move the operation from Sydney to a warehouse in Kirkham Road Bowral. It comes after the owner modified the DA to allow more people to visit. He also raised concerns about approval delays and developer contributions for parking and water sewerage. However...

COVID19 pop up clinic in Moss Vale

A COVID19 pop up testing clinic will be available at the Moss Vale Showgrounds from tomorrow, Friday and Saturday between 10 and 4pm. After the three days, the clinic will move to somewhere else in the South Western Sydney Local Health District. Director of Population Health Stephen Conaty is encouraging anyone with...

APM for Southern Highlands Officer in Charge

Southern Highlands Police Chief Inspector John Klepczarek has been recognised in the Queens Birthday Honours List. He received an Australian Police Medal in the meritorious section of the awards. The Chief Inspector started his Policing career at Redfern back in 1988 and helped solve the Frank Arkell murder in the 1990s in...

Southern Tablelands - multi-million dollar cannabis crop

Three men have been charged after a search warrant uncovered nearly $5 million worth of cannabis plants in the Southern Tablelands area. About 9.20am Friday  officers attached to The Hume Police District executed a search warrant at a property on Jerrara Road, Marulan. Two men, aged 21 and 32, were arrested on...