Highlands News

L’Étape Australia cycling event cancelled

The L’Étape Australia cycling event which was scheduled to go through the Wollongong, Shellharbour, Wingecarribee and Kiama Council areas has been cancelled. Lateral Events were not 100 per cent confident that Jamberoo Mountain Road would open in time for the 26-27 November event. It follows a landslip during recent wet weather which...

More Officers for Hume Police District

The Hume Police Command, which takes in the Southern Highlands, will get an extra 12 Police Officers this financial year. Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said the additional officers will result in more proactive policing, foot patrols, more support for victims, and more time to investigate crime. She said local Police approached...

Changes to fire danger rating system

Fire danger ratings are being streamlined across the country. Six categories are being replaced with four -- moderate, high, extreme and catastrophic. RFS Southern Highlands Inspector David Stimson said it's all about simplifying the current system. "After an incredible amount of work done by all the fire agencies throughout Australia, there has been...

Hume MP's statement on RBA review

Federal Member for Hume and Shadow Treasurer Angus Taylor has released a statement regarding the Government's review into the RBA. A strong and independent Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is essential to Australia’s future economic prosperity. The RBA plays a crucial role in delivering Australia's monetary policy. It is essential the review be...

Winter warmer appeal a big success

The BDCU Alliance Bank has had plenty of success with it's recent Winter Warmer Appeal. The bank collected more than 530 items of warm clothing which have been distributed to local charities. Head of Communications Matt Sewell said there are a lot of people out there who need a helping hand. "It's often...

Brigadoon postponed for fourth time in a row

The organisers of the Bundanoon Highland Gathering can't seem to take a trick at the moment. The 43rd edition has been postponed for the fourth time in a row after council inspectors ruled the oval should remain closed. More than 500 millimetres of rain fell in the village a few weeks ago...

4K's annual luncheon back after covid layoff

Former NRL stars Bryan Fletcher and Nathan Hindmarsh will be guests speakers at the annual 4K Gentleman’s Lunch at the Highlands Golf Club in October. The popular event hasn't been held for a couple of years, due to covid interruptions. Secretary Peter Stewart said it'll great to get back together again. "It'll be...

Greens leader calls it a day

Southern Highlands Greens member Maree Byrne has decided to step down as convenor. She's been a member since 2004 and has held many executive roles including treasurer and campaign manager. Ms. Byrne also spent seven years serving on Wingecarribee Council’s Environment and Sustainability Committee and has been a candidate for the state...

Station street improvements underway

Works on Station Street in Bowral are beginning to take shape. Council will start Watermain renewal works on July 25. Wingecarribee Council’s Director of Service and Project Delivery Karin Targa said they're taking a long-term approach and using the opportunity to replace the old watermain before the road surface is re -...

Vinnies pop up office moves to New Berrima

With cost of living pressures starting to bite, Vinnies is moving its Pop-Up office around to some of the smaller villages in the shire. It'll be at the New Berrima Community Hall on Wednesday between 10am and 2pm. Stephen Press from Vinnies in Moss Vale said they're happy to speak with anyone...