Highlands News

Safety improvements for school zones

A number of school zones in the Southern Highlands will have improved safety as part of the NSW and Australian Government's $40.8 million School Zone Infrastructure Sub Program. That includes Colo Vale Public School, Bowral High School, St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Parish Primary School, and Mittagong Public School. The work will include...

National volunteer week

As part of National Volunteer Week, the Southern Highlands Rural Fire Service is acknowledging the tremendous contribution that their volunteers make in the community. There are 42 brigades in the Wingecarribee and Wollondilly local government areas with between 1700 and 1800 volunteers. Inspector David Stimson says there are a couple of ways...

National road safety week

This National Road Safety Week we're being reminded to drive to survive. The initiative was started by Peter Frazer who's daughter was hit by a truck in a breakdown lane of the Hume Highway at Mittagong back in 2012. Local tow truck driver Geoffrey Clark was also killed. Mr Frazer wanted to make...

Boral secures carbon capture grant

Boral and Calix will be exploring the feasibility of developing a carbon capture plant in the Southern Highlands. Both companies were awarded a $30 million dollar Commonwealth grant to assess the viability of a commercial scale plant that would capture and compress CO2 emissions resulting from the decomposition of limestone in...

Calls for footpath between New Berrima & Berrima

A local resident has put a petition together aimed at getting a path built between New Berrima and Berrima. There is a bush track which can be difficult to access in wet weather. The only other route is down Taylor Avenue which is also used by cars and trucks. Andrew Cupitt said there...