Highlands News

More parking in Wattle Lane Bowral

More parking is now available in Bowral. An extra 41 car spaces have been opened in the Wattle Lane Carpark bringing the total to 98. In addition to this another 80 spaces will become available along Kirkham Road as part of the Station Street upgrade. Mayor Duncan Gair has told 2st's Graeme Day...

Bushfire season underway for Wingecarribee

The bushfire danger period for both the Wingecarribee and Wollondilly LGA's has now started. Residents are being asked to sit down with their families and makesure they have a bushfire survival plan in place . Anyone carrying out pile burning must also get a permit from the Rural Fire Service. RFS Southern Highlands...

Double demerits now in force

Double demerits are now in force across the Coast and Highlands for the Long Weekend, with Police targeting speeding, mobile phone, seatbelt and motorcycle helmet offences. Southern Highlands Acting Inspector Matt McCarthy says people caught using their phone will lose six points. Double demerits will finish at 11:59pm on Monday. Police will also...

Body of teenage boy recovered at Mermaid Pools

Emergency Services have recovered the the body of a teenage boy who jumped off rocks at Mermaid Pools at Tahmoor. Around 1:40pm, Officers from the Camden Police Area Command, Paramedics and Fire and Rescue NSW rushed to the scene. Police divers were also called in. About 6.15pm, the body of the 17-year-old was...

Community Service Awards well deserved

Three Highlands locals have been awarded Community Service awards from NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman. These were presented to John Klepczarek, David Stimson and Richard Lane. Their profiles are below: Richard Lane, Moss ValeMr Lane is an active member of the Southern Highlands community who dedicates a considerable...

Mittagong Station upgrade unveiled

The $7.7 million dollar Mittagong Station upgrade has been officially unveiled by Member for Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith. The upgrade includes the following: The new facility will include two new lifts to provide access to the station platforms improved amenities such as new ambulant toilets and a family accessible toilet provision of a...

Stolen truck crashes into bridge at Picton

Police are on the hunt for two men allegedly involved in a crash with a stolen truck at Picton. Just before 6 yesterday morning, Emergency Services were called to Victoria Bridge on Prince Street, after reports a truck with a trailer had crashed into the bridge, causing a large amount of...

New Police Commander

The Hume Police District is welcoming aboard new Commander, Superintendent Paul Condon. He's previously spent two and a half years as the Commander of the Monaro Police District and four years as Commander of the Deniliquin PD. Superintendent Condon has a background in General Duties Policing, working mainly in the Southern Region,...

Truck rollover on Macquarie Pass

The Illawarra Highway is closed in both directions at Macquarie Pass after a truck rolled over on a hairpin bend near Mount Murray Road. Motorists should use Picton Road as an alternative, as Jamberoo Mountain Road is still closed due to a landslide at Knights Hill. The diversion is suitable for all...

Snake with a drinking problem

A Highlands Copperhead snake recently found itself in a spot of bother. Local snake catcher Ray McGibbon was travelling along Tourist Road when he came across this reptile with its head stuck in a coke can. He was eventually able to set it free. Mr. McGibbon is asking people not to be a...