Highlands News

Large tree down at Fitzroy Falls

A lucky escape for a couple of drivers at Fitzroy Falls. Around four o'clock this morning a tree came down on a vehicle along Nowra Road, just south of Myra Vale Road. Soon after a B double also collided with the tree. Fortunately no one was injured. The Police were in attendance along with...

Safety upgrades at Robertson

Safety upgrades along the Illawarra Highway at Robertson will get underway this month. Stage one, will start between Fountaindale Road and East Street from next Monday for about four weeks between 9.30am and 2.30pm And Stage two, between Pearsons Lane and McGraths Road, will be carried out from Monday February 22 on...

Further changes to Robbo Show

A really tough decision for organisers of the Robertson Show. The Show Society has now decided to cancel everything except for the Dogs and rich fruit cake events. The remainder of the events will be held later in the year. President Leesa Stratford says it's very unfortunate, given last year's show was also...

Bong Bong Street to be closed for road resurfacing

Transport for NSW will be starting maintenance work on a section of Bong Bong Street in Boiwral this week between Merrigang and Boolwey Streets. This will involve repairing and resurfacing the road. Work will be carried for six nights from Thursday the 4th through to Thursday February 11 between 8pm and 4am. Bong...

Energy retro fit on Mittagong home

A Sustainable Building Consultant has added another feather to his cap, by carrying out a whole energy retro fit on an old fibro cottage in Queen Street Mittagong. The final result means Andy Lemann  now has a home which produces twice as much energy as it uses. He started by taking away...

Highlands GP opens up about logistical challenge with rolling out covid vaccine

A Southern Highlands GP has given us an insight into the logistics of rolling out the COVID19 vaccine across the Wingecarribee. All GP's have received a 13 page document from the Commonwealth asking them if they're interested in administering the jab for the second phase which will include residents over the...

Speed limit change on section of Mittagong Road

Motorists can expect a speed limit change along Mittagong Road in Bowral The section, about 800 metres from Tulloona Road, until 80 metres north of Oxley Drive will be reduced from 70 to 60. Wollondilly MP Nathaniel Smith says Transport for NSW carried out a comprehensive review and decided a reduction was...

Drive in movie night re - scheduled

Good news for locals who booked tickets to the drive in movie nights at the Moss Vale Showground. Wingecarribee Council has now re - scheduled the nights, to take place next Thursday, Friday and Saturday. They had been planned to take place in December, but heavy rain forced a change of plan. The...

New volunteers for Wingecarribee SES

A recent recruitment drive conducted by the Wingecarribee SES Unit has resulted in 14 new volunteers being signed up. The drive began at the start of the month, just a couple of weeks after that big flood event in December which caused a large amount of damage across the shire. Manager of...