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New survey reveals half of Bega Valley businesses could collapse in 2021
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Half of Bega Valley's businesses say they lack confidence in the viability of their operations in 2021, following two hellish summers of bushfires, and hard border closures due to COVID-19. This worrying statistic stems from an online survey of 177 businesses in the popular coastal tourist destination during the Victorian border closure between 31 December, 2020, and 11 January, 2021....
Police confirm human remains found at Mollymook belong to Kenneth Klees
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Police have confirmed that part of a torso found on Mollymook Beach on 26 February belongs to a man from Ingleburn in Sydney's west who was last seen in Kiama on 1 February. Until now, it was believed the remains belonged to an ACT man who went missing while snorkelling near Batemans Bay on 25 January or missing woman Melissa...
Second teen accused of murdering Canberra man Peter Keeley to face Supreme Court
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A second teenage boy charged with the murder of Canberra man Peter Keeley in a small beachside town on the South Coast has been committed to stand trial in the NSW Supreme Court. Three boys, all aged 17 at the time of their arrests, were charged with killing the 56-year-old auctioneer and real estate sales consultant on 2 February 2020...
Yass Valley Council’s new office building estimated to cost $20 million
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After more than six months of consideration, Yass Valley Council has settled on 209 Comur Street as the preferred location for its new civic precinct. Now the question is who will pay for it? Council's general manager, Chris Berry, estimates the precinct will cost $20 million in total. That's around $1170 per Yass Valley resident. The precinct will replace the...
Former prisoner who signed movie deal is back behind bars
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Goulburn man Luke Moore, who was recently in the media for signing a podcast and movie deal about his 2015 prison experience, is back behind bars. The 33-year-old, who now lives in Nowra, was arrested by the Fixated Persons Unit on Thursday, 25 February, for allegedly making threats against a Goulburn police officer and NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller. Mr...
Police confirm human remains found on Mollymook Beach don’t belong to Melissa Caddick or the missing snorkeller
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Police have confirmed that part of a torso found on Mollymook Beach on 26 February belongs to a man, but not the 39-year-old ACT father who went missing while snorkelling near Batemans Bay on 25 January. The new finding also rules out any connection to human remains found inside a running shoe on a beach in the Bega Valley on...
Man charged with Boxing Day 2019 murder in QBN refused bail
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The man charged over the daylight murder of Aaron Baxter in Queanbeyan on Boxing Day 2019 was denied bail when he appeared in court briefly on Tuesday (2 March). Alan William Delaney, 52, has been accused of assaulting Mr Baxter, 46, in Trinculo Place under Queens Bridge in the centre of the town at about 8:30 am on the morning...
First COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Bega
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Frontline health workers on the NSW South Coast began receiving the first COVID-19 vaccinations at South East Regional Hospital in Bega on Tuesday, 2 March. Staff from Liverpool Hospital have travelled to the South Coast to manage the outreach clinic for health workers located between Batemans Bay and Bega. Southern NSW Local Health District chief executive Margaret Bennett said it...
Towns sweat on demerger decision ahead of local government elections
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The hopes of several communities west of the Snowy Mountains are now pinned to NSW Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock as she considers two demerger reports handed to her by the Local Government Boundaries Commission. With Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council (CGRC) ratepayers facing a 53.5 per cent permanent Special Rate Variation (SRV) to help stem their mushrooming costs – which...
New human remains could belong to missing ACT snorkeller
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NSW Police are trying to identify whether new human remains discovered on a South Coast beach belong to a missing snorkeller from Canberra. Part of a human torso was found on Mollymook Beach on Friday, 26 February, five days after a running shoe containing human remains was also discovered further down the coast on Bournda Beach in the Bega Valley....
UPDATED: Motorcyclist dies at scene of Monaro Highway accident
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UPDATED 3:50 pm, 1 March: A motorcyclist has died at the scene of a collision with a truck and a utility on the Monaro Highway north of Michelago this morning.The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash which was attended by firefighters from ACT Fire and Rescue and paramedics from NSW Ambulance. The driver of the truck has...
$120 million solar farm approved near ACT border despite community concerns
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A four-year battle between Sutton residents and two renewable energy companies has ended with the conditional approval of a 100-megawatt solar farm located 3.5km north of the ACT border and 7km northwest of the NSW rural village. Renew Estate began an application for the $120 million Springdale Solar Farm in September 2017. However, RES Australia announced its acquisition of the...
Lessons behind bars: How a Goulburn man escaped jail after embezzling $2.1 million
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Luke Moore’s escape from prison is the kind that frequents fictional books and movies. That’s why Melbourne production company Princess Pictures has jumped at the opportunity to make a true podcast and film about the Goulburn man. At the age of 21, on the verge of going broke, Luke discovered a bank error that allowed him to overdraw his Complete...
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