New Queanbeyan-Palerang cemetery and memorial park one step closer
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A proposal by the Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council to include a cemetery and memorial park as a permissible use of land on two blocks in Googong has been given the green light by the NSW Government. Mayor Tim Overall said the approved use of land at 1187 and 1241 Old Cooma Road is a step forward for the Council's plan to...
COVID cases continue to grow, Hilltops now in lockdown
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COVID-19 numbers in the Capital region are continuing to increase, with eight new cases in southern NSW and the Hilltops local government area thrown back into lockdown. The Batemans Bay cluster has spread to Narooma, with one new case recorded there and four new linked cases in the town itself. There are two new cases in Jerrabomberra - both are...
Watch the tree removal work underway on the Kings Highway
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With much of the region still subject to COVID-19 lockdowns, tree removal work on the Kings Highway will continue through the September school holidays as per the current closure schedule. Closures will be in place from Tuesday to Thursday between 8 am and 3 pm until Thursday 30 September. From Tuesday 5 October, closure times will be extended until 4...
Stop-start snow season takes another turn as some resorts reopen
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Snowy Mountain resorts are hoping regional tourists will give them one last bite at the topsy-turvey 2021 winter season before its official close next month. This week's decision by the NSW Government to lift stay-at-home orders in the Snowy Mountains and about a dozen other NSW local government areas means the ski resorts can reopen. Perisher didn’t waste any time,...
UPDATED: 17 new COVID-19 cases in southern NSW, one in Young
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UPDATED 11:00 am: Seventeen positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Southern NSW Local Health District to 8:00 pm yesterday, and one case in Young. The man, in his 60s, presented at Young District Hospital and has been transferred to Wagga Wagga Base Hospital. The source of the infection is currently under investigation and contact tracers are working to...
Drug-infused lollies allegedly found in Karabar raid
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A Karabar man will appear in court later this year after a joint NSW Police and ACT Policing investigation has allegedly uncovered a sophisticated hydroponic grow room in a shed. In August 2021, officers from Monaro Police District, together with ACT Policing, established Strike Force Airtis to investigate the alleged cultivation and distribution of cannabis in the Queanbeyan area. Following...
Bega, Snowy Monaro out of lockdown as Yass, Jerrabomberra, Queanbeyan record new cases
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Bega Valley Shire Council and the Snowy Monaro will come out of lockdown at 1 pm today (Thursday 16 September) following confirmation that two cases reported in Merimbula last week were false positives. Bega MP Andrew Constance welcomed the move but warned people needed to remain vigilant and get vaccinated. "This is an important step given there are no active...
National Trust blasts War Memorial works’ heritage impacts
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The Main Works proposal for the redevelopment of the Australian War Memorial includes massive changes to the original design and setting that impact the institution's character and damage its heritage values, according to a submission from the National Trust of Australia (ACT). The public consultation period on the Main Works proposal closed last Friday (10 September) and attracted hundreds of...
UPDATED: False positives in Merimbula while Bay outbreak grows to six
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UPDATED 2:00 pm: Deputy Premier John Barilaro has done little to quell rumours a cluster of COVID-19 cases at Batemans Bay was triggered by a recently released Parklea prisoner and a subsequent party. Questioned directly about the alleged incident, Mr Barilaro cited privacy concerns for his inability to comment but admitted "locals have a good feel for what is going on...
Can Voices for Australia be a voice for political change in the Capital region?
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Complaining about politicians is a favourite Australian pastime, but despite compulsory attendance on Election Day, very few of us are motivated to do anything further. Amid a plethora of safe regional seats, Indi in northeastern Victoria broke the mould in 2013 when sitting Liberal MP Sophie Mirabella lost out to independent Cathy McGowan after the first Voices for Indi campaign....
Watch the CCTV vision released by police in hit and run investigation
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CCTV images and vision have now been released as investigations continue into a hit and run crash that left a police officer with serious head injuries in the state's Southern Region last month. About 8:20 pm on Monday 30 August 2021, officers from Monaro Police District were in pursuit of a confirmed stolen utility on the Monaro Highway, Nimmitabel, about...
Four more COVID-19 cases in southern NSW
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UPDATED: Please note an earlier version of this story listed a Queanbeyan exposure site on 5 September. The correct dates and times are: Woolworths, Queanbeyan, between 6:40 am and 6.55 am on 9 September, and 6:15 am to 7:10 am on 10 September. The Southern NSW Local Health District has recorded four new COVID-19 cases overnight, two in Queanbeyan, one in...
Protesters to be fined for breaking lockdown after refusing to go home twice
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Several protesters will be issued fines for breaching COVID-19 restrictions and refusing to leave a rally on the NSW Far South Coast. NSW Police were called to Ford Oval in Merimbula at about 10:45 am on Sunday, 12 September, after receiving reports of an illegal protest. Police saw about 15 people at the site, who were spoken to regarding breaches...
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