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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Farmers and landholders urged to use free weed control
Environment
Rural landowners are being urged to take advantage of free weed control from Eurobodalla Shire Council to eradicate weeds such as blackberry, Crofton weed, bitou bush, African boxthorn, African lovegrass and lantana. The weed control initiative is funded by the Federal Government under the Communities Combating Pest and Weed Impacts During Drought Program. Eurobodalla Shire Council invasive species officer Mitchell...
Connecting Communities and Towamba P&C deliver infrastructure upgrades under bushfire grant
Community
A joint effort between Connecting Communities Australia (CCA) and Towamba P&C across two weeks on multiple projects at Towamba, Kiah and Wonboyn has delivered additions to the Towamba playground, piped water for residents who still had no running water since the past summer bushfires, and repaired infrastructure. Bega Valley Shire Council community development and engagement coordinator Scott Baker said both organisations...
Bega Valley Shire Council starts project to replace old water meters
News
Bega Valley Shire Council will commence a project this week to replace old residential and commercial water meters in the shire. Council’s water and sewerage operations coordinator Steve Marshall said the project will provide ongoing reliability to the measuring of domestic and business water use. “Everyone wants to be charged correctly for the amount of water they use so it’s...
Enhanced floating pontoon for Clyde River foreshore
News
Member for Bega Andrew Constance has announced an enhanced maritime pontoon will be delivered as part of the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project. Mr Constance said as construction on the bridge progresses, residents will see work beginning on foreshore improvements such as the floating pontoon, which will deliver more boat berths than originally proposed and better access to the Batemans...
Bushfire Relief Fund applications reopen for residents who lost homes
News
Applications are open for the Eurobodalla Disaster Relief Fund for people who lost their homes in the Black Summer bushfires, with more than $319,353 donated by 135 organisations and communities to be distributed. Eurobodalla Shire Council has relaunched the fund’s first phase to make payments of up to $1000 to people whose primary residence suffered damage beyond repair. Eurobodalla Disaster...
Bega Valley Development Hub swamped with applications
News
Bega Valley Shire Council is reporting longer than usual processing times for development applications. Council is attributing the delays to a spike in interest in local real estate, plus a large number of development applications from people who lost their homes in the Black Summer bushfires. Council’s acting director of community, environment and planning, Keith Tull, said the rise in...
Exquisitely renovated, perfectly updated Californian bungalow in Queanbeyan
Property
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 43 The Crescent in Queanbeyan is an exceptionally renovated home. Built in the Californian bungalow style, the home is an example of renovations done right, preserving the historic aspects of the property while bringing it into the 21st century. The home's charm comes from choosing the right elements to maintain the home's historic character, such...
Postcards from the Eurobodalla
Community
Eurobodalla Shire Council has launched a virtual postcard campaign (vPostcard), which local residents can use to encourage family and friends to visit. The postcards showcase some of the shire residents' favourite places and businesses, and people in the Eurobodalla will be able to submit their own photographs to grow the collection during the next year. Eurobodalla Shire Council will be...
Bucking the trends: Monaro Windows, local since 1988
Business
Henry Posch started Monaro Windows in 1988 and established the business's reputation for quality, service and manufacturing their own quality assured products in their Queanbeyan factory. The business thrived, and in 2014 Henry's son, Dan Posch, bought the business off his father and he continues to run a manufacturing plant at Queanbeyan, where they make their own products and employ...
Spectacular Jindabyne leaseholding has potential for pleasure and profit
Property
The Panorama Hotel at Jindabyne is a 25-room business, with a stunning outlook onto Lake Jindabyne, and a business opportunity in hospitality which would suit an energetic younger couple or family. The enormous potential of the business is immediately apparent, with a panoramic view of Lake Jindabyne from the versatile function room providing a perfect backdrop for weddings, family reunions,...
Convoy of Hope delivers 500 plants from TAFE NSW horticulture students
Community
Padstow NSW TAFE horticulture students have donated 500 plants to help regrow fire-affected South Coast communities after the Black Summer bushfires. The Sydney-based students propagated and maintained the native plants as part of their studies and donated them to not-for-profit Convoy of Hope's Regrow project. Sutherland Shire local, Colvin Cashman, is studying for his Certificate III in Horticulture and said...
Bayldon Ag’s field day with a socially distanced sideshow coming up
What's On
Bayldon Ag's first field day will be held at the Queanbeyan Showground on Friday, 9 October and Saturday, 10 October, with Bell's Amusement's Sideshow on hand to entertain the kids. With the onset of COVID-19, there hasn't been a field day yet in 2020, and the Bayldon Ag team is determined to hold a COVID-19-safe event, with plenty of hand...
Vast Victorian Gothic homestead at Bombala up for auction
Property
The mansion of a homestead at Lot 10 Burnima Road near Bombala is an absolute masterpiece of red brick Victorian Gothic architecture. The architect of the home was Frederick Young, the builder and architect of the Governor-General’s residence at Yarralumla. The home has 10 bedrooms and two bathrooms, and a grand staircase befitting the style and grandeur of the building....
Post-bushfire weed control underway at Moruya
Environment
South East Local Land Services and local land managers are targeting weed control in support of the post-bushfire recovery of local landscapes. Supported by the Australian Government’s Wildlife and Habitat Bushfire Recovery Program, Local Land Services has funding available to improve native vegetation in areas affected by bushfire. Work can include weed management, revegetation and fencing to exclude stock in burnt...
Four Winds Easter Festival appoints new creative director
Arts & Culture
Lindy Hume has been appointed creative director of the Four Winds Easter Festival for 2022 and 2023. The annual festival at Barragga Bay, 8km south of Bermagui on the NSW South Coast, presents five days of music, including performances at the iconic 2000-person capacity Sound Shell amphitheatre, and a series of intimate concerts at the Windsong Pavilion, a purpose-built 2000-seat...
Work to begin on sewage treatment plant at Potato Point
News
All properties in the community of Potato Point, on the NSW South Coast, will be connected to town sewer services to replace existing septic tanks and significantly reduce the risk of environmental harm by late next year. Eurobodalla Shire Council has awarded the contract to construct the first stage of the sewerage plant to Fewster Brothers Contracting. The first stage of...
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