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Airport extension will allow larger planes to fly into Merimbula
News
Runway extension plans that will allow larger aircraft to land at Merimbula Airport have been given the green light by the Southern Regional Planning Panel. Bega Valley Shire Council Mayor Russell Fitzpatrick said the approval marked the start of a series of major civil works at the airport, aimed at increasing visitor numbers to the shire. “Securing the services of...
Regional jobs boom, but good luck finding a place to live
Business
Regional businesses are crying out for workers, with staff shortages and a lack of accommodation combining to create a perfect storm. Businesses in towns such as Braidwood, Batemans Bay and Jindabyne say they are unable to find staff, while people looking to head south to work in the snowfields for winter face living in their vans or camping on private land...
Rockmans, Noni B and Strandbags to close in Goulburn
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Major retail stores Rockmans, Noni B and Strandbags will close their doors to customers at Goulburn Square towards the end of May 2021. The Mosaic Brands owned stores – Rockmans and Noni B – will close on 26 May, while Strandbags will close on 22 May, according to employees. Rockmans Goulburn store manager, who wished to remain anonymous, said a letter...
Cooma’s new Recovery Hub helping community get back on its feet
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Snowy Monaro Regional Council and Business Australia have opened the Business and Recovery Hub in Cooma as a one-stop shop for members of the public and businesses to gain access to support following drought, bushfires, floods and the pandemic. The Hub is now open 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday to Friday at 57 Vale Street in Cooma, and offers...
$479,000 grant for Jock means better connectivity for southern NSW
Business
What started as an idea to improve communications and sharing of data on a farm near the southern NSW town of Coolac is now revolutionising communications black spot areas in remote and rural NSW and Queensland. In April 2020, Region Media brought you the story of Jock Graham and his pioneering path to improve the lot of farmers and residents...
Canberra company takes robot presence to the world
Business
Missing large sections of time at school due to illness, or detecting a fall in an aged care facility are just two examples of where robots are making a huge difference to people's lives thanks to the innovation of a Canberra company behind the technology. Some robots can even play chess, albeit via a user on the other side of...
Nelligen’s iconic Steampacket Hotel is back in business
Business
The scaffolding may still be up but the lights are back on at Nelligen's iconic Steampacket Hotel. It's taken three months of blood, sweat and tears for the Alvey family to finally get the pub back into shape after a turbulent 12 months that saw it buffeted by bushfires, storms and floods. Licensee Joel Alvey, with mum Heather, wife Melissa...
Quantum leap in technology for physics students at ANU
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Even if you don't understand quantum computing, a business start-up of students from the Australian National University's physics department is turning up the heat on the technology that uses synthetic diamonds so the computer can operate at room temperature. Designed on campus at ANU, this quantum computer doesn’t need to be cryogenically frozen to work and is believed to be the world’s first...
Billionaire Justin Hemmes snaps up South Coast venue
Business
Billionaire hotelier Justin Hemmes has confounded the pundits choosing the NSW South Coast as his entertainment and hospitality company's first venture outside Sydney. The location of Merivale's first venue outside the NSW capital has long been a subject of conjecture, with many industry insiders believing it would be Melbourne. Instead, the hospitality heavyweight has snapped up The Quarterdeck in Narooma...
Oysters off the Easter menu for many after devastating floods
Food & Wine
Hot cross buns, chocolate and fresh seafood are traditional Easter staples around the region but this year's flooding rain has taken oysters off the menu for many. After surviving drought, bushfires and COVID-19, oyster leases in waterways along the NSW coast have been devastated by flooding with the northern rivers and Far South Coast hardest hit. Infrastructure has been destroyed and...
$9 million Social Impact Leadership program targets regional not-for-profits
Business
A new five-year, $9 million program is investing in the professional development of not-for-profit executives and is aimed at those based in regional and rural Australia. The Myer Foundation, Sidney Myer Fund, Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation and Paul Ramsay Foundation have collaborated to fund the Social Impact Leadership Australia program which will be delivered by the Centre for Social Impact...
Bega Council traineeships offer young people the chance of a career in their own community
Business
It's the question many young people are often asked - what are you going to be when you grow up? Not everyone knows the answer, even after completing Year 12, but Bega Valley Shire Council might be able to provide some with answers as they prepare to offer Council Traineeships giving school leavers a chance to live in their own...
South Jerrabomberra named as NSW’s third regional jobs hub
Business
Businesses will soon move into the South Jerrabomberra Innovation Precinct, which was named as NSW's third regional jobs hub on Friday, 5 March. The precinct, being developed by Village Building Company, is a joint venture between the NSW Government, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) and Poplars Developments that will target industries such as defence, space, cybersecurity, information technology and scientific research sectors. More than...
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