Highlands News

New renal dialysis unit at Bowral Hospital

The new renal dialysis unit at Bowral Hospital has been officially opened this morning. The project has been made possible thanks to $2.5 million dollars from the NSW Government and a $770,000 contribution from the Southern Highlands Renal Appeal. The unit features six new chairs, so that patients don't have to travel...

Fatal crash at Sutton Forest

A man has been killed, and two others injured after a single crash at Sutton Forest. Just after 1pm on Saturday, emergency services were called to the Hume Highway. Officers from the Hume Police District rushed to the scene and were told a car veered onto the median strip before hitting a...

Girl missing from Bundanoon

UPDATE: Grace has been found safe and well Police are seeking information about a girl who's gone missing from the Southern Highlands. Grace Webster, aged 15, was last seen at her home in Bundanoon on Thursday May 26. She was reported missing to Police on Saturday June 4. Officers from Sydney City Police Area...

Pie tastings at local bank branches

The BDCU Alliance Bank is getting behind the Southern Highlands Meals and Wheels Pie Drive. The Moss Vale and Bowral branches will be hosting a pie tasting on Wednesday June 15 between 10:30 and 11:30am. Locals can then place an order with Meals on Wheels. The Bank's Head of Communications Matt Sewell said...

Bowral Classic back for 2022

Organisers of the Bowral Cycling Classic have confirmed this year's event will be taking place on the weekend of October 15 & 16. This year's event will feature the 150 kilometre Maxi Classic, the 120 kilometre Challenge Classic, the 85 kilometre Rouleurs Classic and 35 kilometre Social Classic. The fast-paced Bowral Crit...

Double demerits now in force

Double demerits are now in force for the Queens Birthday long weekend. Police will be targeting a number of offences including speed, drink and drug driving aswell as mobile phone and seatbelt offences. Officer in Charge at Southern Highlands Police Station Jason Horn said people will also need to take extra care...

Wind damage at dingo sanctuary

Staff at the Bargo Dingo Sanctuary can't seem to take a trick at the moment. Strong winds on Sunday night brought down three large trees and two and a half years ago the Green Wattle Creek Fire destroyed the archives, shed and fences. Sanctuary Co - Founder Lucille Ellum said a big...

Wild winds wreak havoc

The Wingecarribee SES has been called to around 70 jobs over the past few days. With strong winds lashing the region, most of those jobs have been for fallen trees. The SES is asking residents to tie down their trampolines which have been blowing around in the wind. It's not unusual for crews...

Brigadoon gates damaged

Locals at Bundanoon have been left disheartened by damage caused to the Brigadoon gates. The wall has come away from the pillars and has been cracked right down the centre. It's believed the damage was caused by a car or truck. Alistair Saunders from the Brigadoon Committee said the matter has been reported...

Council's warning to real estate agents

Wingecarribee Council is warning real estate agents about false advertising. A property in the Moss Vale area on the Illawarra Highway has been advertised as having development potential despite both the current property zoning and Council’s Local Housing Strategy not allowing for further residential subdivision. Council's General Manager Lisa Miscamble said there...