About Max O'Driscoll

Max O'Driscoll is early in his journalism career having spent most of 2021 working with a local newspaper in the Yass Valley.

Originally from Melbourne, he is nearing completion of his double degree in Business and Media Communications at Monash University.

Max loves his sport, particularly AFL and cricket, and enjoys all types of music.

Want to get in touch? You can reach out to Max at [email protected]

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Queanbeyan Respite Centre edges closer to development but still no luck on operational funding
Health & Wellbeing
Despite being on the verge of submitting a Development Application for the new $1.5 million Respite Centre in Queanbeyan, organising charity "Respite Care for Queanbeyan" is yet to be informed whether they will receive annual funding of $1 million which has been estimated as the ongoing operational cost of the facility. With the planning process for the building all but...
Accessibility upgrade concept design for Queanbeyan Railway Station placed on public exhibition
The initial concept design for the accessibility upgrades at Queanbeyan Railway Station have been released and Transport NSW is now inviting the community to comment on the proposal. The proposed works include upgrading the existing paths and kerb ramps at the front of the station, a new accessible car space and taxi-bay, improved toilet amenities and a new pedestrian crossing...
Old Linton in Yass finally sells after more than 10 years on the market
Old Linton, one of the region's more historically significant landmarks, has finally been sold after a decade-long process that included several different real estate agencies and a renovation seen on national television as a part of the Selling Houses Australia series. While owners Stephe and Karina Jitts were at one stage seeking a figure nearing $4 million, the property was...
Dalmeny snowboarding ace Valentino Guseli breaks wrist in scary fall in Switzerland
Valentino Guseli, from Dalmeny on the NSW South Coast, has had a frightening fall at the Stomping Ground Projects snow park in Switzerland, suffering a broken wrist. The 16-year-old was lucky his injuries weren't worse, as in the vision below (taken from his Instagram page) you see him do multiple spins in the air before he mistakenly hits the top...
Queanbeyan-Palerang Mayor Tim Overall hangs up the robes after 17 years in council
After 17 years in council and 13 as Mayor, Tim Overall has announced he will not be running in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council elections in December. "It's time to move on, and I've really been pleased to be part of the team that's helped lay the foundation for the progression into the next 10 years," said Mr Overall. Mr Overall said...
Agricultural Societies Council of NSW becomes AgShows NSW and is now seeking designers for new logo
Calling all graphic designers with a love for their local show. The Agricultural Societies Council of NSW will now operate under the trading name, "AgShows" and are seeking a design-minded person to create a logo to accompany the name change. The organisation has existed since 1929 with the central aim of supporting the tens of thousands of volunteers who run...
Council elections bring hope for Liberty Theatre owners in Yass
It's been 17 long years since Touie and Denise Smith purchased the Liberty Theatre in Yass. Originally wanting to restore the theatre, in 2014, after consistent issues in the development process, the couple determined they would instead try to sell the theatre back to the community. Seven years later and they are still looking for a community-minded buyer and they...
Sod-turning ceremony for new $25 million Goulburn Police Station
The first sod was turned on Friday (8 October) for the new Goulburn Police Station. The $25 million project, which will be on the grounds of the NSW Police Force Academy, will replace the existing station which includes buildings dating back to 1848. NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said the new police station will help support the local police and is also...
Wollondilly Walking Track moves to second phase of $2 million upgrade
Goulburn-Mulwaree Council has awarded the contract for the second phase of the development of the Wollondilly Walking Track from Cemetery Street in Goulburn to the new Josephs Gate subdivision. The project received $2 million in funding through the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund - a joint initiative of the Federal and NSW Government, in October last year. Local earthmoving company...
Binalong community rallies to bring Pfizer jab to the pub
How do you encourage a community of people to get vaccinated for COVID-19? Bring the jab to the pub. Organised by Binalong locals Tamika Paterson, Kim Dawe and Nicole Hill, Hotel Binalong held its second Pfizer vaccination clinic on Wednesday, 6 October. Around 60 people received their COVID-19 vaccination at the pub clinic. They were able to sit in the...