About Sharon Kelley

Sharon began her career in studying for a degree in journalism, majoring in photography and linguistics. She went on to obtain a post-graduate qualification in communications. Since then, she has worked in the public, private and community sectors as a professional journalist and public relations manager. Her areas of interest are property, business, the startup sector, community, and motoring.

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Historic Walgrove homestead and cottage to be auctioned
Property
Walgrove homestead and cottage at 16 Walgrove Rd, Yass was constructed in 1905, and has been delightfully renovated to suit a modern country lifestyle. The homestead, set in 23 beautiful acres, has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, while the cottage has two bedrooms and one bathroom. Ray White Rural Yass and Canberra agent George Southwell expects tree-changers are the most...
Bega Valley Shire Council launches needs survey
News
Bega Valley Shire Council has launched the Bega Valley Recovery Needs Survey to monitor bushfire recovery progress and plan for the community's future. The council has partnered with Service NSW and Resilience NSW to develop a short survey to be delivered to everyone who has registered with the Bega Valley Recovery Support Service, and it can be completed online, over...
Georgia is a plumber of the future and a Rheem Apprentice Grant recipient
Business
Tarago resident Georgia Ugov is wasting no time getting on with her career. The 17-year-old is a first-year apprentice plumber with Queanbeyan-based Simmo's Plumbing who applied for the Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grants to help pay for her tools and tuition fees. She is one of only 10 people to receive the grant, which is given to chosen apprentices who demonstrate commitment to...
New speed limits for Mount Darragh Road between Wyndham and Cathcart
News
Drivers on Mount Darragh Road on the NSW South Coast will need to slow down with speed limits between South Pambula and Cathcart being reduced from Tuesday, 16 June. “We are committed to providing safer journeys for motorists along rural roads, including Mount Darragh Road,” said Jo Parrott, Transport for NSW regional director, southern. “The speed limit for Mount Darragh...
Council cautiously reopens customer contact areas and tips
News
Eurobodalla Shire Council customer service facilities will reopen from Monday, 1 June as COVID-19 restrictions ease in NSW. However, council's general manager, Dr Catherine Dale, has encouraged customers to still do business with the council over the phone or online. "That way our customer service staff can determine if we can help you over the phone or online, saving you...
Keeping older Australians safe on the road
News
A panel of experts is set to deliver an online question-and-answer session for Eurobodalla Shire's drivers aged 65 and above so they can learn more about licences, road rules and how to drive safely. Drivers are invited to attend the online forum on Wednesday 3 June from 10 am to ask questions of representatives from the NSW Centre for Road...
Lion attacks zookeeper at Nowra
News
A woman has been airlifted to hospital after being attacked by two lions at the Shoalhaven Zoo on the South Coast today. Emergency services were called to the zoo just before 10.30 am this morning (29 May) following reports a zookeeper had been attacked by lions. A 35-year-old woman was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics for head...
Wilderness tour operators struggle back from the brink
Community
Tourism industry operators have been hard hit by bushfires, floods and COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, and owner-operators of Kiah Wilderness Tours, Jenny and Arthur Robb, are no exception. Kiah Wilderness Tours is an eco-kayaking attraction located 11km south of Eden. Jenny and Arthur are looking at new ways of rebuilding their business after suffering devastating losses during the past few months....
Fred is on Facebook helping grandparents raising grandchildren
Community
Mission Australia saluted grandparents who are raising grandchildren during National Families Week from 15-21 May 2020, and acknowledged they have a unique set of circumstances to deal with in the aftermath of the bushfires and COVID-19 restrictions. The charity organisation has been dropping off care packs outside the family homes of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren participants, including 84-year-old Fred Baxter from Sussex...
Platypus and poplars make this the perfect rural retreat
Property
This is the perfect rural retreat for a couple. The home at 1866 Cooma Road in Braidwood is set on 10 hectares within commuting distance of either the south coast or Canberra. Nestled in a curve of the Shoalhaven River and reached through a grand drive of poplar trees, Poplar Cottage is bright, neat and up to date, and ready...
Committee chair quits over approval of Snowy 2.0
News
The chair of a key scientific committee has quit over the NSW Government’s planning approval of the controversial Snowy 2.0 project and called for an independent review of the threats, mitigation measures and long-term impacts of the scheme. NSW Fisheries Scientific Committee chair Associate Professor Mark Lintermans, from the University of Canberra, says in his resignation statement that the NSW Government...
Man drowns at Long Beach on weekend
News
A man has died after a suspected drowning at Batemans Bay on the state’s south coast. Emergency services were called to Long Beach about 12:30 pm on Sunday 24 May 2020, after a member of the public located an empty kayak and notified police. Officers from South Coast Police District attended and found the man's body in the water. Despite...
Funding flows for South Coast waterways
Environment
The NSW Government will give the Eurobodalla Shire Council $1.1 million over three years to mitigate the impact of bushfires on coastal waterways. The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment's Coastal and Estuary Grant Program will fund sediment and erosion control measures to protect estuary health, weed control and strategic revegetation on public land, working with private landholders. A further...
Business chamber welcomes easing of restrictions to tourism in NSW
News
Businesses on the NSW South Coast will welcome back tourists from 1 June 2020 after the NSW Government lifted restrictions on travel. Member for Gilmore Fiona Phillips said both tourists and locals need to continue exercising caution to avoid a rise in local COVID-19 infections. “Our community is still so vulnerable after the bushfires and what we don’t want to see...
Belconnen Community Service expands reach under a new banner
Community
Belconnen Community Service has changed its name to Capital Region Community Services. The new name coincides with plans to expand its current programs across the capital region to the 10 local government areas of Goulburn Mulwaree, Upper Lachlan, Yass Valley, Wingecarribee, Snowy Valleys, Snowy Monaro, Queanbeyan Palerang, Hilltops, Eurobodalla and Bega Valley. Capital Region Community Services CEO Mandy Green says...
Upgrade work begins on Mountain Ash Road
News
Construction work has commenced on the upgrade of Mountain Ash Road, near Goulburn, which is expected to continue until December 2020. Goulburn Mulwaree Council secured $1.5 million from the NSW Centre for Road Safety's Saving Lives on Country Roads program, and Mayor Bob Kirk says he is happy to see work begin. “I’m pleased to see work will now get...
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