Highlands News

Shadow Minister:Returning democracy should be a priority

The Shadow Minister for Local Government believes a decision to keep Wingecarribee Council in administration until the 2024 Local Government elections is disappointing. Greg Warren accepts the findings of Commissioner Ross Glover but insists returning democracy as soon as possible must be a priority. He said democracy is the very corner stone...

Moss Vale firefighter is putting his hose down

Deano at Fire and Rescue NSW Moss Vale is retiring today after 38 years of service. Over that time he's had stints in Canberra, Victoria and other parts of NSW. Deano said he has so many fond memories. "I've made so many friends with people at Fire and Rescue, the Rural Fire Service...

Feedback sought about Pie Time

Destination Southern Highlands has sent out a pie time survey to industry stakeholders. Staff are hoping to go over feedback on how the industry faired aswell as any statistics for the month of June. This year's event featured 30 days and 100's of ways to enjoy pies. That included the very popular Pie...

Wingecarribee Council to remain in Administration

Minister for Local Government and Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman has announced that Wingecarribee Council will remain in administration until the 2024 Local Government elections. The decision follows a report released by Commissioner Ross Glover which made nine recommendations. One of those includes that all suspended councillors be discharged and that an...

Book a free safety visit

Fire and Rescue Stations across the Southern Highlands are encouraging local residents to book a safety visit. Up until the end of June there's been 250 house fires across the state, and five fatalities In 17 per cent of those incidents there was no smoke alarm and in 43 per cent there...

Native tree funding for Highlands organisations

A number of community organsations across the Southern Highlands have received federal funding to plant native trees to mark the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. That includes the Hill Top Community Association, the Buxton Community Association, the Southern Highlands Carriage Club and the Bundanoon Community Association. The grants range...

Moss Vale - Unanderra line out of action till September

The Australian Rail Track Corporation isn't expecting the Moss Vale - Unanderra line to re - open until September. Heavy rain caused land slips and significant movement of the embankment. In a statement, the ARTC said it's continuing to work with all stakeholders, such as grain growers and train operators, to assess...

Kangaroo Valley open for business

The re - opening of Moss Vale Road has given the township of Kangaroo Valley a major boost. The community has plenty of activities planned in the second half of the year, including the Kangaroo Barbeque Festival, the Folk Festival and Arts Festival. Natalie Harker from the Kangaroo Valley Chamber of Tourism...

Students take part in conservation tour

Wombat Care in Bundanoon has received a visit from a group of 15 students from St. Mary's College in California. They were here as part of a conservation and education tour Wild Life Carer John Creighton said they were a fantastic help during the recent weather event. "We've been really fortunate to have...

Best wedding venues announced

A number of Southern Highlands businesses recently took out awards at the 2022 Wedding Industry Awards for the Illawarra & Southern Highlands. For the full list see below: Wedding Venue – Community HallWinner – Exeter Village Hall Wedding Venue – Boutique HotelWinner – Robertson Public HouseHighly Commended – The Robertson Hotel Wedding Venue –...