Highlands News

Teen critical after being hit by car – Mittagong

UPDATE: The girl sadly passed away in Liverpool Hospital, the following day.  A teenage girl is in a critical condition after being struck by a vehicle in the Southern Highlands last night. About 10.20, emergency services responded to reports two pedestrians had been hit by a Toyota Corolla on the Old Hume...

Mittagong Pool close for remainder of swim season

Mittagong Pool will be closed for the remainder of the 2020/21 season. It follows that big storm and flash flooding event, which took place back in December. Wigecarribee Council's Acting General Manager Barry Paull says after initial clean-up works were completed, investigations found that significant works would be required to bring the...

Mittagong Pool closed for remainder of swim season

Mittagong Pool will be closed for the remainder of the 2020/21 season. It follows that big storm and flash flooding event, which took place back in December. Wigecarribee Council's Acting General Manager Barry Paull says after initial clean-up works were completed, investigations found that significant works would be required to bring the...

Man missing from Picton area

Police are trying to track down a man who's gone missing from the Picton area. 31 year old Aaron O'Brien was last seen, on Christmas Eve. He's described as being of Caucasian appearance, approximately 180cm tall, of medium build, with red/ginger hair and brown eyes. Aaron maybe driving a black or white Toyota...

Subsidence concerns

Member for Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith has expressed concerns about a NSW Department of Planning report which recommends the expansion of the Tahmoor Coal Mine under parts of Bargo. Mr. Smith claims the 166-page report was dropped in the middle of the night just days before Christmas without warning. The Department has acknowledged...

Bowral rugby match cancelled

Just days after we ran a story about an upcoming trial match between the Waratahs and Brumbies, the ARU has stepped in and cancelled the event due to COVID19. The club is incredibly disappointed by the decision, but acknowledges that the health and safety of the public and players is the...

Police Officer charged with alleged assault

A Police Officer will face Moss Vale Local Court after being charged with an alleged assault in the state's south. Back in January last year, Police launched an investigation, after receiving a complaint about an assault involving an on duty sergeant during an arrest in 2017. The 52 year old  who's from...

Big milestone for Robertson Men's Shed

After years of planning the Robertson Men's Shed is now complete. It follows a $291,000 grant received through the Stronger Country Communities Fund. An official opening will be taking place on February 13 from 10am, with a number of local dignitaries attending. A big celebration is planned including a performance by the Brass...

Drivers needed

The Cancer Council is on the lookout for more drivers in the Southern Highlands to help with transport to treatment services. Unfortunately there have been a number of retirements over recent time. The organisation currently has 16 drivers, but needs a further 14 to travel around the Highlands, Liverpool and Sydney. Volunteering and...

End of the road for Toby Price

Australia's two-time Dakar motorcycle champion Toby Price has been forced to exit this year's race after crashing in the Saudi Arabian desert. The former Southern Highlands resident suffered a broken collarbone at the 155 km mark of stage nine. He was airlifted to hospital in Tabuk and now the injury has ended...