Highlands News

Hospital scholarship winner announced

Former Chevalier Collage student Lucy Irvine is this year's winner of the Bowral & District Hospital Centenary Scholarship. Lucy is aiming for a career in nursing or paramedicine after her sister was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago. She says seeing everything the nurses did to ensure her sister was comfortable...

Trains not running between Moss Vale & Campbelltown

Trains aren't running between Campbelltown and Moss Vale on the Southern Highlands Line because of a vehicle on the track at Picton. Buses are being organised to replace trains. Passengers are being asked to delay their trips or allow plenty of extra travel time. Passengers should also listen to announcements and check information...

Wingecarribee Council suspended for three months

The NSW Government has suspended Wingecarribee Shire Council and appointed an administrator for three months. Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock said it followed serious concerns about the council’s ability to function properly and effectively following a worsening and ongoing breakdown of relationships between councillors and senior staff. Under the Local Government...

Council appoints new acting General Manager

The new Acting General Manager at Wingecarribee Council could be regarded as a bit of a trail blazer in the sector. During his tenure at Auburn City Council between 2005 and 2013 John Burgess blew the whistle on corruption allegations. That was when disgraced property developer Salim Mehajer was a Councillor. Mr. Burgess...

More riders for L'etape

Organisers of L'etape have been given permission to let an extra 1000 riders take part in the event which will run through the Southern Highlands, Kiama and Shoalhaven on March 19 & 20. They were given an exemption after submitting a covid safe plan to NSW Health. Spokesman Florent Malézieux says they've spent...

Scaled back Moss Vale Show underway

The ' Exhibitors Only ' Moss Vale Show has gotten underway this morning with the horse events. The cattle and poultry events will be happening tomorrow and the woodchopping on Sunday. Show Society President Edwina Grant says they've had to move the Moss Vale Derby to next Saturday March 20 because of...

Car rollover at Fitzroy Falls

Emergency Services have been called to a car roll over at Fitzroy Falls. The incident took place around 10:45 last night on Nowra Road near the bottom of Barrengarry Mountain. NSW Paramedics were called, but fortunately the male driver wasn't injured. Police and RFS crews from Acoca and Kangaroo Valley attended. Brigade members provided...

Whitlam MP: Tourism package out of whack

Member for Whitlam Stephen Jones says there's nothing in the Government's $1.2 billion dollars tourism package for the Highlands. The Government is offering 800,000 half-price return flights to more than a dozen regional destinations between April and July. That includes the Gold Coast, Cairns, the Whitsundays and Mackay region including Proserpine and...

Wingecarribee Council acting GM takes leave

The acting General Manager of Wingecarribee Shire Council has taken leave - after being accused of pushing a woman in a pub. Witnesses claim Barry Paull pushed a journalist after she asked to take a photo of councillors at the Moss Vale Hotel - following an extraordinary meeting of Wingecarribee council...

Former Sunshine Lodge in Mittagong gets DA approval

A development application to restore the former Sunshine Lodge in Mittagong has been approved subject to a number of conditions. The approval will allow for 48 single boarding house rooms, two detached dual occupancy dwellings with basement carparking for 25 cars, 10 motorbikes and 10 bicycles. The site has previously been used...