Highlands News

Funding for Bowral sewerage treatment plant

A $6.6 million dollar grant has been announced for the Wollondilly state electorate to improve water quality. Part of the funding will go towards upgrading Bowral’s sewerage treatment plant and increase its existing capacity. This is expected to improve the quality of the water discharged and ensure it complies with regulatory requirements. Mayor...

Remembering the Razorback truck blockade

A truck stop memorial to remember the Razorback Blockade will be officially opened in a couple of weeks time. The new and improved site now includes signage, a picnic shelter and landscaping. 40 years ago a group of truck drivers including the late Ted " Greendog " Stevens pulled their vehicles across...

Schools open over holiday period

A number of schools across the Highlands are opening their doors to the public over the school holidays as part of the State Government's Share Our Space initiative. Among those include public schools at Avoca, Bundanoon, Robertson, Burrawang, Kangaloon and Penrose. Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman says the program solves the age...

Trophies for local wine producers

Two Southern Highlands wine producers have collected awards at the Australian Highlands Wine Show. Centennial Vineyards took out two trophies, one for Best Sparkling wine in Show and best Pinot Noir. Meantime Tertini Wines won Best Other Single White Variety Of Show. The awards were recently announced at PepperGreen Estate, in Berrima. IMAGE CREDIT:...

Speeding driver nabbed at Mittagong

A 37 year old BMW driver has lost his licence for 6 months and been fined 2482 dollars after being clocked doing more than 45 kilometres over the speed limit. The driver was caught doing 172 in a 110 zone in the southbound lanes of the Hume Highway at Mittagong around...

Theft & vandalism at Wingello

Locals in the Wingello area are being asked to be on the lookout for any suspicious activity. It comes after the village hall was ransacked last Thursday night, with a number of items damaged including windows, the sound system and cupboards. A number of other minor thefts have also taken place recently Local...

Calls for all states & territories to follow

There are calls to make the new slow down move over law known as " Sarah's Law " national. Back in 2012, 23 year old Sarah Frazer along with tow truck driver Geoff Clark were killed when another vehicle slammed into the back of them in the breakdown lanes of the...

New role for Chamber Chair

Southern Highlands Chamber of Commerce Chair Steve Horton has been elected Deputy President of the Illawarra Business Chamber's Regional Advisory Council. His role will be to advise the chamber on membership issues, inform policy positions, and deliberate on matters affecting the region’s economic development. The council has members from both the Coast...

Statewide blitz on quarries

Quarry operators across the region have been put on notice after the NSW Resources Regulator launched a statewide blitz on quarry worker safety, with a specific focus on exposure to dust. Chief Inspector of Mines Garvin Burns says over the next three weeks operators can expect to see Inspectors turn up...

Wollondilly MP reaffirms opposition to abortion

Member for Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith is maintaining his opposition to any form of abortion and says he's been left humbled by the support he's received throughout the electorate. The comments come after the abortion law reform bill was passed through both houses of Parliament. Mr Smith opposed the Bill in its original...