Ten megalitre mineral water bottling plant proposed for Nerrigundah Mountain Road
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A mineral water extraction and bottling plant proposed for Eurobodalla could see up to 10 megalitres of water - that's around 16 million 600 millilitre bottles - drawn from a bore annually. Eurobodalla Shire Council has received a Development Application to operate the plant at 51-53 Nerrigundah Mountain Road, Eurobodalla. A council spokesperson said the development was originally approved by council on...
Gun owners urged to take steps to keep firearms safe from criminals
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A gun safety initiative deployed in Goulburn this week aims to reduce the number of illegal firearms in the region and stop stolen guns falling into the hands of criminals and criminal gangs. NSW Police are conducting Operation Exert across the state until Saturday 22 January 2022 and launched the operation in Goulburn on Monday, 17 January 2022. Firearms Registry Commander,...
‘Booster Blitz’ in Wagga Wagga this Saturday as interval between COVID-19 shots reduced to three months
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Wagga Wagga Base Hospital's vaccination clinic will host a 'Booster Blitz' this weekend (22 January) for anyone due for their third 'booster' dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. From Friday, 21 January, the suggested booster interval in NSW will be reduced to three months. This means anyone who had their second vaccination dose before 24 October, 2021, will be able to...
Constance vows positive campaign in Gilmore (and yes, the PM is welcome)
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The Liberal Party has endorsed former State MP and NSW Cabinet Minister Andrew Constance as its candidate for the South Coast seat of Gilmore in the coming federal election, and he is promising a positive, community-based campaign. Mr Constance, the last candidate standing after his three preselection rivals withdrew from the field, will throw his considerable personal following at retaking the...
$10 million worth of roadworks coming to Captains Flat Road
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For years, regular commuters between Canberra and Queanbeyan, and the rural village of Captains Flat, have chipped their teeth and hurt their backs driving along Captains Flat Road. The 37-kilometre stretch of narrow and winding road is crumbling, riddled with potholes and prone to flooding in parts. Cars also have to compete with the regular school bus services and enormous...
Major party candidates set for upcoming Bega by-election
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After 17 years of Andrew Constance being the Member for Bega, the electorate on the NSW South Coast is preparing for a changing of the guard at the upcoming by-election, tentatively scheduled for Saturday, 12 February, 2022. Former Eden-Monaro candidate Dr Fiona Kotvojs is the Liberal candidate looking to replace the outgoing Mr Constance. Well-known local obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Michael...
NASA’s James Webb telescope puts Canberra in front row seat to find alien life
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Canberra's Deep Space Tracking Station could be the first place on Earth to receive signals indicating life on other planets from NASA's new space telescope. The US$10 billion James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will help astronomers unravel the secrets of the cosmos in unprecedented detail. The 10-year mission aims to observe the first galaxies that formed in the early universe...
Agreement paves the way for water levels in Lake Albert to be maintained
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Wagga Wagga's much loved Lake Albert will be topped up each winter in a bid to keep the water level relatively high, even in the hottest and driest summers. Wagga Wagga City Council has been working with the NSW Government to find a way to maintain permanent water levels in Lake Albert. In March 2021, council and the government entered...
HumeLink and Tarago incinerator projects on agenda as Wendy Tuckerman meets energy commissioner
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NSW Minister for Local Government and Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman recently held a meeting with Australian Energy Infrastructure Commissioner Andrew Dyer. At the meeting, she aired several concerns raised by the community regarding the planning around energy projects within her electorate, including the Tarago waste-to-energy facility and the HumeLink project. In the case of the Tarago project, would-be nearby...
ACT man extradited to NSW to face Hume Highway crash charges
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An ACT man has been extradited to NSW after being charged over a crash in the Southern Highlands in 2019. At about midday on Monday, 7 October 2019, emergency services were called to the Hume Highway at Marulan, responding to reports of a two-vehicle crash. Police allege a Hyundai i30 was driving south, with three people on board, when it...
Staff shortages hit coastal businesses hoping for a bumper summer
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Have you noticed that service at your favourite bistro or bar is a little slower than usual, or a favourite is missing from the menu? While the COVID-19 pandemic is wearing us all down, spare a thought for the entire hospitality industry, particularly on the NSW South Coast. Hotels, clubs, restaurants and accommodation providers are struggling from the flow-on effects...
Allan McGrath elected as new Mayor of Yass
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Allan McGrath has been elected the new Mayor of the Yass Valley with Jasmin Jones to be the Deputy. Mr McGrath, who has served two terms on the Yass council, spent more than 20 years on the former Queanbeyan, now Palerang council as councillor and deputy mayor. In the Yass mayoral contest, he won five of the nine votes needed...
Volcanic eruption sparks tsunami warning for the South Coast
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A tidal surge caused by a volcanic eruption in Tonga has already hit Eden today, 16 January 2022, and is expected to continue to affect the NSW South Coast this morning. Boaters, fishers and swimmers are being urged to stay out of the water while a marine warning remains in place. The marine warning for Australia's east coast was generated...
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