About Lachlan Roberts

This Canberra born and bred journalist sits on a variety of sidelines, keen to reflect the depth of local and regional sport.

When he isn’t cheering on the Raiders, Liverpool, or Essendon, Lachlan loves to investigate, write, listen and analyse.

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Highway drugs trap snares mushrooms, cocaine in snowfields operation
Police have seized cannabis, cocaine, dexamphetamine and psilocybin mushrooms during an operation targeting illegal drugs at the New South Wales snowfields. Last Friday afternoon (24 August), Monaro District Police, assisted by the SPG Dog Unit, screened vehicles for illicit drugs on the Monaro Highway, Bredbo. Police seized a variety of drugs including cannabis, cocaine, dexamphetamine and psilocybin mushrooms. Police charged...
Tennis courts resurfaced, showground pavilion makeover and new school playground as NSW Government hands out funds
Over the last few days, Member for Monaro John Barilaro has announced government funding of $610,000 to refurbish and revamp tennis courts, a showground pavilion and a school playground. Berridale Public School's tennis courts will be resurfaced, the Cooma showground pavilion is set to have a major makeover and students at Cooma North Public School will have their very own new playground...
Iconic Yass Royal Hotel receives makeover and name change but retains its historic charm
When business partners Fraser Haughton and Chris Cornforth first visited Yass, they were instantly charmed by the town's sense of community, spectacular scenery and its laid-back country lifestyle. When they heard the Royal Hotel was on the market, the pair were excited by the opportunity to inject new life into the historical, iconic pub. In recent months, the duo from Harvest...
Grants available to preserve Eurobodalla history – applications close soon
The owners of Juela, a quaint little jewellery studio located in the heart of picturesque Mogo just 10 minutes south of Batemans Bay, were keen to retain the rustic charm of their showroom and workshop but recognised the roof of their building desperately needed fixing. Deb Gough and Bloss Theodore knew replacing the roof of their historic 100+-year-old building was an intimidating...
Skier dies at Perisher Resort
A woman has died while skiing at Perisher Ski Resort in the Snowy Mountains this morning. A NSW Police spokeswoman said emergency services were called around 10:30 am after reports a person was injured. The woman was treated by paramedics but died at the scene. “Initial enquiries suggest the person suffered a medical episode and the incident was not being treated...
Cooma Red Devils score $30,000 grant for a new canteen at home ground
Cooma Red Devils Rugby Union Club has received NSW Government funding of $30,000 to build a new canteen and kitchen at its home ground, Rotary Oval, with Member for Monaro John Barilaro presenting the club with a cheque last Friday (18 May). Plans for the canteen and kitchen are under way, with construction due to start soon. Mr Barilaro said the...
Design for new purpose-built and future-proofed Queanbeyan Police station unveiled
The design for the new safe, purpose-built and future-proofed Queanbeyan Police Station was unveiled by Member for Monaro John Barilaro on Monday morning (21 May). Queanbeyan Police officers will receive a new station at their current location next to the courthouse, with construction to start in the coming months. The new and improved police station will cost $17 million and...
Young farmers critical to agriculture’s future
For the last two years, the Goulburn Young Farmers Network has stormed the Australian Young Farmers Challenge, taking out first place in NSW and second place in the national competition which showcases high level on-farm skills. At home, the group is pushing equally hard to give a much needed voice to the region’s young farmers. It’s the voice of the...
Costa Georgiadis launches community garden in NSW Southern Tablelands – and treasures a spud that looks just like him
Being called a potato head is not exactly something people generally take kindly to. But a decorated potato resembling Costa Georgiadis’ head delighted the ABC gardening celebrity at Crookwell’s eighth potato festival on Saturday. Costa was on hand to take part in cooking demonstrations at the annual event in the NSW Southern Tablelands, facilitate a kid’s workshop, open a community...
Let there be light! Queanbeyan AFL oval illuminated with brand new lights
The Queanbeyan Tigers AFL season couldn't have gotten off to a better start, with a 47-point win made all the better with the official turning on of the brand new lights at the Tigers’ home ground, Allinsure Park. Allinsure Park was lit up with upgraded lights after a $450,000 investment by the NSW Government. The field had been fitted with old lights that...