About Katrina Condie

A former Rural Press journalist and award-winning Fairfax newspaper editor on the NSW South Coast for more than 25 years, Katrina also has three years’ experience in property marketing with Raine & Horne’s leading principal. She runs her own freelance media and digital marketing business and is a mum to two teenage girls. Katrina’s family enjoys camping, traveling, musical theatre and spending lots of time at the beach.

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New Yuin cultural festival will welcome whales to Sapphire Coast
What's On
A community paddle-out will be held at Bermagui on 14 August as part of a new event to mark the opening of the whale season and to launch this year's Sapphire Coast Whale Trail. The Walawaani Muriyira-Waraga festival will connect people to place and celebrate the relationship between whales, Yuin culture and the community. Walawaani Muriyira-Waraga, which means ‘safe journey...
Call for South Coast ‘zombie developments’ to meet current planning guidelines
News
A growing number of new housing estates, labelled 'zombie developments', on the NSW South Coast look set to be given the green light after being approved as far back as the 1980s. With the growing demand for vacant land driving many developers to resurrect old approvals in coastal villages such as Manyana, Broulee and Tuross Head, Independent NSW MP and...
Frustrated communities face double-edged sword as council term extended again
News
The postponement of the NSW local government elections until 4 December, 2021, is a double-edged sword for disgruntled communities desperately seeking a change of council representation. For the second time – just two weeks away from entering caretaker mode – the elections have been postponed due to COVID-19, giving councillors another three months in their seats. A number of community groups and...
Ongoing project funds needed to support Yass Valley growth
Business
When she steps away from her position as Mayor of Yass Valley Council, Rowena Abbey hopes the new council - to be elected in December - will continue to work with state and federal MPs to attract infrastructure funding to the region. Mayor Abbey said recent projects, such as the Barton Highway duplication and Yass to Murrumbateman pipeline were just...
Demand for alpine property heats up as iconic Marritz Hotel hits the market
Property
As property markets in Sydney, Canberra and the NSW South Coast continue to sizzle through the COVID-19 pandemic, buyers are now looking to the Snowy Mountains for a hot holiday retreat. Cashed-up buyers are driving record sales in both the Victorian and NSW alpine regions, providing the perfect time for owners of many tightly held properties to list. While lockdowns...
COVID-safe changes for council elections includes new iVote platform
News
In-person voting will proceed during the September New South Wales local government elections, however regulations have been amended to ensure voters can remain COVID safe in the process. This will include the introduction of iVote technology and the expansion of postal voting and pre-poll eligibility. Postal voting will now be available to residents of nursing homes, retirement homes and hospitals,...
Impressive Rocky Hill War Memorial Museum lands architecture accolades
News
Goulburn's Rocky Hill War Memorial Museum has been awarded the highest honour for projects within regional NSW at the state Architecture Awards. The $2.5 million project picked up the coveted Blacket Prize and also received a commendation in the NSW AIA Public Buildings Award category. Goulburn Mulwaree mayor Bob Kirk says the building is an example of modern architecture fitting perfectly within...
Mogo’s ‘new’ old church complete 18 months after bushfire
News
Mogo's iconic church on the hill has been resurrected 18 months after it was destroyed in the Black Summer bushfires. The Clyde Mountain bushfire tore through historic Mogo village on 31 December, 2019, razing shops and houses, including Peter and Vanessa Williams's home and pottery and art gallery housed in the old Catholic Church of St Mary's. However, the village...
Youth input ‘vital’ to Eurobodalla’s Climate Resilience Plan
Environment
Carroll College student Maddi Handley says the voice of local youth is vital when addressing climate change. A member of Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Youth Committee, the year 11 student spearheaded a youth forum in June 2021, giving representatives of all Eurobodalla high schools a chance to have their say on council’s draft Climate Resilience Plan. The plan will show how...
Thredbo’s Olympic legend Frank Prihoda celebrates 100th birthday with advice to be adventurous
Community
Australia's oldest living Olympian and Thredbo's very own ski legend Frank Prihoda will celebrate his 100th birthday on Thursday, 8 July. Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic), in 1921, Frank discovered his lifelong passion for skiing as a teenager and skis remained by his side throughout his life, from his escape during a communist revolution, to representing his new home...
Eurobodalla Local Hero Pam says she’s a ‘little person in a big wheel’
Community
After dedicating the past 50 years to her community, Red Cross volunteer Pamela Hamory has been recognised as an 'extraordinary Australian' upon being named Eurobodalla’s Local Hero for 2021. In the nomination for the award, Pam was described as someone who has made a remarkable contribution during five decades of unpaid voluntary work, which started at school and continues well...
Work begins on new pavilion at Eden’s Barclay Street Sporting Complex
Community
Work is underway on a new pavilion building at Eden’s Barclay Street Sporting Complex. The new building will include change rooms, a kiosk, public toilets, storage facilities and all-abilities access, and has been kicked along with help from the NSW Government's Stronger Country Communities Fund. Situated in the northeast corner of the sporting precinct, the new facility will service local cricket,...
Mixed response to new state ePlanning portal
News
From Thursday, 1 July, all development applications and post-consent certificates across NSW must be submitted via the NSW Government’s Planning Portal. However, not all councils are happy with the move. The NSW Government mandated the change, meaning council planning teams are no longer permitted by law to accept development applications and post-consent certificates, however they still must assess them. NSW...
State recognition for Bay Waterfront community involvement
News
The Batemans Bay Waterfront Master Plan will proceed to the national Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Awards after taking out two state awards. Eurobodalla Shire Council and its consulting partners Inspiring Place won the Excellence in Urban Design category and also took out the Regional Achievement Award during an online ceremony held last Wednesday night. According to the judges, it was the Batemans...
Captains Flat locals hope their pub will reopen soon
Property
Built in 1939, and boasting one of the longest bars in Australia, the impressive Captains Flat Hotel is ripe for the picking. With four bars, a beer garden, a restaurant and 22 guest rooms, plus a managers' quarters, the pub is less than an hour's drive from Canberra, and set in one of the region's thriving mining communities. John Buckley...
Regal Redhouse holds a significant place in Goulburn’s history books
Property
Over the past 120 years, it’s played host to mayoral soirees, glamorous garden parties and family celebrations, but soon another chapter will come to an end - and another will start - in the colourful story of Goulburn’s Redhouse. Master-built by the former Mayor of Goulburn Leonard Holloway around 1900, the unique red brick and tile Federation home sits proudly...
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