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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SCULPTURE Bermagui planning to go ahead bigger and better than ever
Arts & Culture
For nine days in between the Black Summer bushfires and the outbreak of COVID-19, SCULPTURE Bermagui was able to squeeze an exhibition of 129 sculptures into a drama-free gap in 2020. The exhibition went ahead in March, and the outdoor nature of most of it meant the event was COVID-19 safe. Now, this year's exhibition is shaping up to be...
Make Valentine’s Day perfectly romantic on the NSW South Coast
What's On
Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and if you haven't thought of a romantic surprise yet, the NSW South Coast has a plethora of food, wine, tours, experiences and activities, and the region's hospitality venues and businesses, which suffered through a year of fires, floods and plague, are ready to make your day extra romantic. Why not start your day with...
Polytan and Power by Watts awarded Goulburn hockey fields refurbishment tenders
News
Goulburn Mulwaree Council awarded two tenders for the redevelopment of the Goulburn Regional Hockey Facility at its council meeting on Tuesday, 2 February. The tenders will see work begin on the refurbishment of the western field, and the construction of new LED lighting systems for both fields. “I’m pleased at the quick progress we’ve been able to make on this...
Delightful 1900s stone cottage is both faithful to history and a great family home
Property
There aren't many opportunities to own an iconic piece of Australian architecture, so the heritage-listed cottage at 43 James Street in Berridale is an opportunity not to be missed. Berridale is a popular stopover point for tourists on their way to the snow, being halfway between Cooma and the snowfields of Thredbo and Perisher Valley. It's 30-minutes from Cooma, around 20-minutes...
TAFE NSW horticulture students propagate and donate native plants to Eurobodalla Shire
Community
Horticulture students at TAFE NSW Moruya are propagating hundreds of plants which will be distributed to bushfire affected local residents in the Eurobodalla Shire. The students donated a range of hardy, native plants that were propagated at Moruya TAFE to Eurobodalla Shire Council, which acts as a collection point for donated plants. The Black Summer bushfires affected about 80 per...
South Broulee Beach gets the all clear after sewage spill
News
Eurobodalla Shire Council has declared South Broulee Beach is safe for swimmers after sewage contaminated it earlier this week. On Monday, 1 February, council identified a sewerage blockage and detected contamination in the stormwater outflow, which discharges onto South Broulee Beach. Tree roots blocked an underground sewerage main on Grant Street, causing an overflow to the stormwater system. Eurobodalla Shire...
Generosity extends to a good night’s sleep thanks to GIVIT and Sealy
Community
National online charity GIVIT has donated more than 250 Sealy Australia mattresses to southeast NSW residents affected by the Black Summer bushfires. Local residents still recovering from the devastation of the fires have received single, queen and king-size mattresses during the past 12 months, from Narooma to Cooma and as far south as Kiah. Service NSW bushfire customer care specialist...
Captain’s Quarters at Bermagui offers a unique lifestyle and income
Property
There is a rare opportunity for a seachange, a coastal lifestyle, and an income stream at 6 George Street, Bermagui. The two-storey residence and three villas in the vibrant, NSW south coast community of Bermagui, known as the 'Captain's Quarters', is an architecturally designed complex allowing holiday rentals or a unique opportunity for an extended family. It is set on a...
From new migrant to Master of Business in two short years
Community
Radek Hruska is determined to provide a good life for his family on the NSW South Coast, and he's wasted no time in making that happen. Emigrating from the Czech Republic in 2018, Radek was determined to improve his written and spoken English, and enrolled in Bega TAFE's Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation, and graduated with an ATAR equivalent of...
‘Watermark’ property at Braidwood a perfect modern interpretation of a bush homestead
Property
The aesthetically beautiful bush retreat at 572 Wallaces Gap Road in Braidwood, known as 'Watermark', is built to reflect the surrounding environment and connect the interior to the exterior, complemented by a vast wall of double glazing looking out onto the 42.26 hectares of land the five-bedroom, two-bathroom home is set on. Belle Property Braidwood principal Kelly Allen said the address...
Moruya parents and carers workshop to help with learner driver instruction
Community
Eurobodalla Shire Council will host a free workshop to help parents and carers teach learner drivers. Council's road safety officer, Kate McDougall, said the practical workshop has tips for anyone who supervises L-platers. “They’ll leave with increased confidence, and a better understanding of the learner driver logbook, how to encourage safe driving, and be able to explain licensing provisions for...
T20 World Cup funds local kids and senior women’s cricket teams
Sport
The NSW ICC T20 World Cup Cricket Legacy Fund has donated $5000 to two community cricket projects in the Bega Valley. Member for Bega Andrew Constance said the funding will improve the participation experience for community cricket. “This final round of funding will see grassroots cricket supported, with Bega/Angledale Cricket Club and Pambula Cricket Club each receiving $2500 for new...
Yass Mayor Rowena Abbey takes the reins at Regional Development Australia Southern Inland
Business
Federal Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories Nola Marino has announced the appointment of Yass Valley Council Mayor Rowena Abbey as the new chair of Regional Development Australia Southern Inland (RDASI) until 30 June, 2025. “Ms Abbey will lead RDASI under a refreshed charter that focuses their role on driving investment and local procurement opportunities, and through this creating...
$200,000 for Marine Rescue Batemans Bay to expand facility
News
NSW Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello, Member for Bega Andrew Constance, and Marine Rescue NSW Deputy Commissioner Alex Barrell have announced a $200,000 expansion of the Marine Rescue Batemans Bay base. Marine Rescue Batemans Bay is a volunteer marine rescue service for ships and boats in the Clyde River and Batemans Bay areas. Funding comes from the NSW Government's...
Dreamy decks in lovely Lilli Pilli
Property
Some plots of land are best used by harnessing the powers of an architect to maximise the best views and aspects of the site. The home at 244 George Bass Drive in Lilli Pilli is a perfect example. It has been architecturally designed to take advantage of the best features of the site, and provide a home with fantastic views,...
Community push leads to joint funding of defibrillator for Cooma Swim Centre
Community
The Cooma Swim Centre is set to receive a defibrillator after a push from the community prompted a joint funding agreement between the NSW Government and Snowy Monaro Regional Council. The NSW Government and council will each contribute $1000 to cover the cost of the new defibrillator. Every year, more than 30,000 Australians have a cardiac arrest. A defibrillator analyses...
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