Highlands News

Upgrade works scheduled for Mittagong Library

The second stage of upgrade work at Mittagong Library will be getting underway soon. The works will include replacing and restoring the building’s roof including gutters, downpipes, ridge capping and timber batons. The building will also receive a fresh coat of paint. Because of the work, the Library will be closed for around...

Hay trucks continue to roll in

A local livestock agent says things are getting desperate for a lot of cattle producers and farmers across the Highlands, especially ones who can't irrigate. The cold winds around a month ago, and the recent frosts certainly haven't helped and Ben Hindmarsh says unfortunately there doesn't look like any rain in...

New Australian Citizens

24 people have become new Australian Citizens at an official citizenship ceremony at Wingecarribee Council. Wingecarribee Mayor Duncan Gair says one of his favourite parts of his jobs is to naturalise new immigrants to the country. Member for Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith was also in attendance.

New lease of life for ' Tug '

A significant milestone for the new wildlife reserve at Tugalong Station in Canyonleigh with the first rehabilitated koala being released. ' Tug ' was found on the side of Canyonleigh Road with Ocular Chlamydia which is a disease that causes blindness if left untreated. Since then the fury critter has been cared...

Burnout offender nabbed at Tahmoor

Traffic and Highway Patrol Officers have been left shocked by the number of dangerous driving offences over the weekend. Around 11:30pm on Friday, Police were called to a carpark on Thirlmere Way at Tahmoor after reports a Ford Falcon XR6 sedan was doing burnouts. It will be further alleged in court that...

Life membership presentation at Avoca

Three members of the Avoca Rural Fire Service Brigade have been given life membership and will be recognised on the club's honour board. That includes Colin Hayes, Noel Brumfield and the late Les Lambert who've provided a combined total of more than 130 years of service. The brigade was formed back in...

Pigeon deterrent installed at Moss Vale

Residents passing through the Moss Vale area may have noticed some strange looking devices on top of the Wingecarribee Council building. Council is using a new bird control method called the Eagle Eye Bird Control system which uses light beams from the sun to deter the animals and send them elsewhere. At...

Fatal motorcycle crash at Sutton Forest

A man has been killed in a motorbike crash at Sutton Forest. Just before 5am on Saturday, a passing motorist travelling along Golden Vale Road contacted Emergency Services after coming across a motorcycle which had crashed on the side of the road. Officers from the Hume Police District and Paramedics attended and...

Road safety workshops for parents & kids

Wingecarribee Council is conducting a number of road safety workshops aimed at helping learner drivers become safer drivers. The first taking place on Tuesday is for parents and supervisors to assist them become more confident with their teaching methods. The second happening later this month is a practical log book run for...

Rail maintenance at Moss Vale

The Australian Rail Track Corporation will be carrying out maintenance and upgrade work to the Unanderra Line in the Southern Highlands over the weekend. This will be taking place on Saturday and Sunday between 6am and 6pm. There will be trucks and heavy machinery used during the work. For further information contact the...