Highlands News

Fatal crash near Goulburn at Yarra

A man has died after his truck rolled over near Goulburn. Around 5:20 this morning, the 56 year oldfrom the ACT was travelling in the northbound lanes of the Federal Highway at Yarra, when his semi trailer, which was carrying a generator overturned. He died at the scene and Officers from the...

Macquarie Pass closures coming up

Road resurfacing work will be taking place along Macquarie Pass between Sunday and next Friday. Both directions will be closed from 7pm and 4am and light vehicles will be detoured via Jamberoo Mountain Rd which should take an extra 10 minutes. Meantime heavy vehicles will be diverted via the Hume Motorway, Picton...

Heavy vehicle blitz at Marulan

A road safety blitz has been carried out at 11 locations across the state including the Marulan Heavy Vehicle Checking Station. The 48 hour operation has resulted in one in 20 drivers being issued with defect notices. And out of 1200 drug tests, five came back positive. Acting Commissioner Greg Ralph from NSW...

Moss Vale Show jam packed full of events

With the Robertson Show over for another year, the focus now turns to the Moss Vale Show which starts on Friday. This year the Show Society has decided to bring back some of the old favourites including Bob Cat Racing and BMX free style riding in addition to the usual events...

Highlands bridges under threat

Truck drivers who breach bridge load limits are being put on notice. Wingecarribee Council's Asset's Department has collected evidence over the past few weeks, of 40 tonne trucks crossing rural bridges in the Meryla area, where there's a four tonne weight limit. The issue is causing plenty of damage to our local...

Diddly squat for Moss Vale

With the shire's ratepayers forking out millions of dollars to pay for the Moss Vale Aquatic Centre, a few eyebrows have been raised after today's $10 million dollar funding announcement for Goulburn Aquatic Centre. Premier Gladys Berejiklian stopped into Goulburn today to deliver the news. The upgrades include a new 10-lane 25...

Help needed at Bikes 4 Life

Volunteers are needed for the Southern Highlands Branch of Bikes 4 Life. Since the organisation started back in 2010 around 2500 bikes have been restored and sent to less fortunate people around the world. However Spokesperson Hans Radowitz says they can't keep up with the demand. Volunteers are needed to carry out bike...

Liberal Democrats enter the fray

A professional chef from Goulburn says he wants to serve up a major plate of reality and common sense to politicians in Macquarie Street. 38 year old Dean McRae will be standing for the Liberal Democrats in the seat of Goulburn. He says he's fed up with the current system and believes...

Stop work meet for Prison Officers

Prison Officers at Berrima Gaol have held a stop work meet to support their colleagues at Goulburn. The meeting was organised after a court overturned a decision involving convicted criminal Bassam Hamzy who bashed a guard at Supermax. Since the court ruling there have been three other assaults on workers. Prison Officers Vocational...

Some changes for Brigadoon

Organisers of Brigadoon have made a few changes for this year. A new entertainment area with a food court will be located just behind the Cricket Nets to the North of the oval. The area will include the Scottish Country Dance and Fiddler's Tents. It'll also have a total 15 Food and Drink...