Highlands News

SES: Stay away from floodwaters

A number of roads across the Wingecarribee are closed due flooding. That includes Bowral Street down near OId South Road. Other closures include Oldbury Road in Sutton Forest and Tourist Roadd atop Mount Murray. Also Mount Road off Kirkham Road is flooded so stay away from there. Macquarie Pass is also closed. Dylan Whitelaw from...

SES crews kept busy across Wingecarribee

The Wingecarribee SES Unit has been kept busy over the past couple of days, responding to around 50 requests for assistance. Most of these jobs were for leaking roofs and fallen trees. However Manager of Operational Response Dylan Whitelaw says we've been quite lucky, that we haven't had the flooding that's been...

Weather update for the Illawarra

A low pressure trough lying along the New South Wales coast is generating widespread and persistent rain in many eastern districts, along with windy conditions. This trough, in conjunction with a strong high to the south, is also bringing windy weather to higher parts of the southern ranges. Conditions in the south...

Macquarie Pass still closed

The Illawarra Highway is still closed in both directions through Macquarie Pass due to flooding. This is between Mount Murray Road and Escarpment Drive/Yellow Rock Road and Tongarra Road and Croome Lane at Albion Park. Light vehicles should use Jamberoo Mountain Rd, Jamberoo Rd and Terry Street and allow an extra 10...

Jamberoo Mountain Road tree down - reports

There are reports on social media of a tree down on Jamberoo Pass. Official details on the exact location and the incident are still coming to hand. Image Credit: Geoff Parsons, Facebook          

Picton CBD set to be evacuated

The NSW SES is advising people in the Picton CBD to prepare to evacuate. The SES says the decision has been made due to rising flood waters, they've asked residents to monitor the situation and be prepared to evacuate when instructed to do so. A Flood Evacuation Order will be issued by...

Macquarie Pass closed due to severe weather event

Transport for NSW says Macquarie Pass has been clsoed due to the severe weather event.  Transport says Macquarie Pass, Illawarra Highway between Mount Murray Road and Escarpment Drive/ Yellow Rock Road, is closed in both directions. Emergency services and Transport for NSW crews are attending, and diversions are in place -  Light vehicles: Jamberoo...

Major drug bust near Crookwell

Police have allegedly uncovered around $7.5 million dollars worth of cannabis at a property at Crooked Corner near Crookwell. Officers raided the property on Junction Road around 10am yesterday and arrested three men – aged 26, 27 and 35 – During the search, they found three large-scale outdoor greenhouses containing more than...

Sam Burgess conviction appeal upheld

Former South Sydney NRL captain Sam Burgess's conviction for intimidating his father-in-law has been quashed after a judge said there was reasonable doubt the offence occurred. A magistrate in February found the 32-year-old Burgess had yelled "f*** you, I'm going to get you" 20 centimetres from Mitchell Hooke's face during an...

Grants for volunteers

Grants of between $1000 and $5000 are now available for not-for-profit community organisations to support their volunteers. That could include sporting clubs, charities and emergency services for small equipment items or reimbursement for the cost of fuel, training and background checks. For further information get in contact with our Federal Member for...