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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$30 million spent on repairing Bega Valley transport infrastructure in 2020
News
Bega Valley Shire Council spent more than $30 million on transport infrastructure repairs and other assets in 2020. Most of the works were jointly funded by the Commonwealth and NSW governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements and completed using local contractors. Council’s rebuild priority is damage to major roads and other critical infrastructure such as bridges, retaining walls and major...
Cooma Lions Club funds accessible facilities at Norris Park
Community
Cooma Lions Club has provided funds to Snowy Monaro Regional Council to build an inclusive pathway through Norris Park, which will include a wheelchair friendly ramp and parking space. The Cooma Lions Club members will dedicate their time and resources to complete the construction, which began on Monday, 18 January, with work to continue for a number of weeks. READ...
Nethercote Produce Market to return this Saturday
What's On
The Nethercote Produce Market on the NSW South Coast is set to return on Saturday, 23 January, offering a range of fresh fruit and vegetables to the community, and enabling market growers to sell their produce. The market will open at 8 am and there are new COVID-19 safety measures in place. Market organiser Lis Shelley said the last time...
Volunteers collect rubbish from mangroves along north bank of Moruya River
Environment
Landcare volunteers and the Eurobodalla Marine Debris Working Group have taken advantage of summer's low tides to clean up the north side of Moruya River in the mangroves along the bank. Eurobodalla Shire Council environmental education officer Bernadette Davis said extreme low tides provided an opportunity to get into usually hard to reach areas. “We had quite a few storm...
Narooma Youth Theatre stages performance at Quota Park exploring regeneration and renewal
Arts & Culture
Narooma Youth Theatre will hold a performance which explores the theme of renewal on Sunday, 24 January, at Quota Park in Narooma. Residents and visitors are invited to the immersive performance of Regeneration with actors from the youth theatre presenting their visions for the future and their advice for the present. Director Amy Spurgeon said it will be a show where dreams...
Bert Read’s coastal masterpiece at Rosedale on the market
Property
'Rosedale House' at 48 Tranquil Bay Place, Rosedale, designed by architect Bert Read, exemplifies Frank Lloyd Wright's principles merged with Read's own influences: Eastern, Japanese and African architectural principles. The majority of Bert Read's designs were built in Canberra and the surrounding region, but this home is set in bushland between the coastal towns of Rosedale and Guerilla Bay. Nestled...
Australia Day screening of Yuin Country documentary at historic theatre in Narooma
Arts & Culture
The historic Narooma Kinema will host a screening of the documentary, Yuwinj-Dhari Bulwal-Yuin Country Explored, on Australia Day, 26 January, 2021. The free documentary presents some of the important stories surrounding Captain Cook’s arrival in Her Majesty's Bark Endeavour along the NSW South Coast in 1770, and the past and present consequences for local Aboriginal people. Eurobodalla Shire Council’s arts coordinator,...
Bega draft cemetery strategy released for public comment
Community
Bega Valley Shire Council is seeking community feedback on a draft strategy to manage 14 cemeteries across the shire to meet future needs. Council has endorsed a new funding model for the maintenance and management of cemeteries, which is option four in the draft strategy. “A key element of the strategy is a funding model to ensure our cemeteries...
Eurobodalla to close visitor information centres in favour of online resources
News
Eurobodalla Shire Council will close the visitor information centres in Batemans Bay and Narooma after a review on their services concluded less than 10 per cent of visitors use them. Services will now be provided online via the Eurobodalla Coast Tourism website. Council’s strategic growth manager, Elizabeth Rankin, welcomed the changes to online visitor information as "a really positive outcome"....
Community invited to help name the Batemans Bay Regional Aquatic, Arts and Leisure Centre
Community
Eurobodalla Shire Council has invited community members to attend stakeholder workshops to shape the branding and naming of the new $58 million Batemans Bay Regional Aquatic, Arts and Leisure Centre. Brand design specialist CITIZEN will conduct a series of workshops in early February 2021 to hear community feedback, and share their initial ideas. Representatives from the more than 90 potential...
Double decks and vast views make this home at Catalina ideal all year round
Property
Nestled on a gentle slope two minutes from the Club Catalina at Batemans Bay and three minutes from Corrigans Beach, the four-bedroom, four-bathroom home at 6 Vista Avenue, Catalina is designed to take full advantage of the views from the north-facing rear of the residence. The rear of the home has expansive decks over two levels, providing unique outdoor entertaining...
Anyone for tennis and a dip in the pool? This home has you covered
Property
Murrumbateman's homes range from new builds to character-filled homes, and this mid-century A-frame design is perfect for families looking for something unique, particularly those needing plenty of undercover secure parking and summer lifestyle options. The six-bedroom, three-bathroom family home at 70 McIntosh Circuit in Murrumbateman has a main residence with four bedrooms and a two-bedroom self-contained studio flat, all set...
Bega Valley Shire Library schedules three writing workshops for bushfire survivors
Arts & Culture
Bega Valley Shire Library has scheduled three writing workshops for people affected by the Black Summer bushfires in Bega, Bemboka and Eden in January and February. The 'Where There's Smoke' writing workshops will be led by local author and therapeutic arts practitioner Katherine Boland. The COVID-Safe workshops are an opportunity for people to share their stories in a supportive environment....
Tumbafest to go ahead with COVID-19 plan
Community
Organisers of Tumbafest have announced the festival will take place in February this year, reversing their announcement in November 2020 that the festival would be cancelled. Bendigo Bank Tumbafest will be held on 27-28 February, 2021, at the Creekscape in Tumbarumba, in the NSW Snowy Valleys. Tumbafest Inc cited the significant easing of COVID-19 event restrictions as the reason for...
Designer duplex with panoramic ocean views in Sunshine Bay
Property
When imagining a seaside home, we think about views of the ocean and access to a beach, and the four-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 13B Bronte Crescent, Sunshine Bay has it all, and so much more. The architecturally designed, north-facing home is on a peninsula atop the cliffs, providing panoramic ocean views, and access to a beach only 219 metres away....
Brave-Bottomed Wombat to help kids process emotions after the fires
Community
One year on and residents throughout NSW and the ACT are still coming to terms with the emotional effects of the Black Summer bushfires. To help children process the trauma and emotions of the unforgettable events, Tilba resident and author Jody Vassallo has written The Brave-Bottomed Wombat. The book is illustrated by Cara King and involves a wombat, some cheeky humour...
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