State recognition for Bay Waterfront community involvement
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The Batemans Bay Waterfront Master Plan will proceed to the national Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Awards after taking out two state awards. Eurobodalla Shire Council and its consulting partners Inspiring Place won the Excellence in Urban Design category and also took out the Regional Achievement Award during an online ceremony held last Wednesday night. According to the judges, it was the Batemans...
Construction begins on temporary bridge at Wallendbeen
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Construction began today (21 June) on a temporary crossing bridge to replace an over-rail bridge at Wallendbeen, saving drivers a 40-minute detour. The replacement crossing on Burley Griffin Way at Wallendbeen was required after the existing 100-year-old overbridge was damaged by heavy rain in March, requiring immediate demolition. Burley Griffin Way has been closed to all traffic between Olympic Highway at...
Traditional First Nations names may be added to Far South Coast mountains and island
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Place names that have been used for thousands of years may finally be officially recognised by the NSW Government if a National Parks and Wildlife Service proposal is given the go ahead. Familiar NSW Far South Coast landmarks, such as Mount Dromedary, may soon appear on maps and signage with dual names, officially recognising the names given by First Nations people....
Busy coastal route closed for three months
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One of the busiest roads in the Eurobodalla will be closed for about three months while Eurobodalla Shire Council undertakes major earthworks as part of a road safety upgrade. George Bass Drive at Lilli Pilli will be closed between Grandfathers Gully Road and Denise Drive forcing an estimated 5500 vehicles to detour through previously quiet rural roads. From 7 am Monday...
Ignore the social chatter, mayor says Wakefield Park is not a done deal
Motoring
Goulburn Mulwaree Mayor Bob Kirk has moved to reassure residents that a decision on alterations and additions to Wakefield Park is not a done deal, despite the chatter on social media. In a mayoral statement, Cr Kirk said an extraordinary council meeting set down for Tuesday 22 June to determine the outcome of a development application for the popular raceway...
Braidwood couple relocates cattle lost (and then found) in major flood
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Peter Bowie and Tracia Milton could only hope to find a handful of the 192 cattle they lost in the March 2021 flood in Mondrook, near Taree, on the NSW Mid North Coast. The cattle were worth $350,000 so imagine the couple's gratitude at finding 152 of them two months later. "We can't believe it," says Tracia. "We are so...
Visitor numbers double at Rocky Hill and Goulburn Waterworks during COVID-19
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Regional tourism has experienced a welcome boost during COVID-19 border closures with two historic landmarks in Goulburn proving particularly popular and coming as quite a surprise to locals. The Rocky Hill War Memorial and Museum and the Goulburn Historic Waterworks are just two of the landmark locations in the region driving a significant increase in visitor numbers. READ ALSO: Lead contamination...
Goulburn ag show named a 2021 Resilience Award finalist
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Goulburn's agricultural show has been announced as a finalist along with Woodstock, Finley and Armidale, for the Agricultural Societies Council of NSW's 2021 Resilience Award. The award recognises shows that have demonstrated adaptability and hardiness during the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Goulburn Agricultural, Pastoral and Horticultural Society was one of the last shows to be held before the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020....
31-year policing career started on the mean streets of Cabramatta
Community
From drug wars on the streets of Cabramatta, in Sydney, to the remote outback town of Brewarrina, Chief Inspector Greg Flood has been stationed all across NSW, but he keeps coming back to the South Coast. Now in charge of the Batemans Bay sector of the South Coast Police District, Chief Inspector Flood was one of 11 NSW Police officers...
COVID warning for Canberra after long weekend visit
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Canberrans have woken to a health warning this morning after a Sydney man who visited the nation's capital over the long weekend returned a positive COVID-19 test. The man, in his 40s, from Sydney's north-western suburbs, visited the ACT on Monday 14 June, and went to the sold-out Botticelli to Van Gogh exhibition. His test results showed low virus levels...
Coles workers react to news Goulburn distribution centre will close
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At least 207 people will be without a job when Coles shuts its Goulburn distribution centre on 5 October this year. The date will mark three years since employees first heard of the closure. A distribution centre employee's wife, who wished to remain anonymous following a reminder from Coles not to talk to the media, said the wait had been stressful....
Barilaro supports call to delay council elections until demerger decision
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The gauntlet has been thrown down by NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro, who has agreed the September 2021 NSW local government elections should be postponed until a decision on demerging Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council (CGRC) is made public. Mr Barilaro and Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke met with representatives from Gundagai Council in Exile (GCIE) last week and reiterated their personal...
Sodden start for new Batemans Bay TAFE campus development
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It was more a sodden turning than a sod-turning when construction of the new $8 million TAFE NSW Connected Learning Centre officially kicked off in Batemans Bay on Friday 11 June. With rain coming down and the region in the grip of a polar blast, Bega MP Andrew Constance was joined by Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee to...
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