Goulburn’s May Street subdivision struggling with heavy rainfall
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Heavy rainfall in recent weeks has caused significant flooding issues for residents of May Street in Eastgrove. The Goulburn neighbourhood street has been inundated with muddy water, which residents believe to be the result of run-off from a new residential subdivision development nearby. May St resident Judith Ferneley watched as the piece of road in front of her house disappeared...
First Nation names for spiritual landmarks officially recognised at last
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With the traditional names used for thousands of years for several spiritual landmarks on the Far South Coast now officially recognised by the NSW Government, it is hoped the whole community will call them by their "real names". The Geographical Names Board has officially assigned the dual names of Gulaga for Mount Dromedary, Biamanga for Mumbulla Mountain, Barunguba for Montague...
Saturday is election day for 124 NSW councils: here’s what you need to know
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The day is nearly upon us. After a false start earlier this year, ratepayers and residents in no fewer than 124 local council areas will vote this Saturday, 4 December, in council elections across NSW, including Cootamundra-Gundagai, Eurobodalla, Goulburn-Mulwaree, Hilltops, Junee, Queanbeyan-Palerang, Snowy Valleys, Snowy Monaro, Shoalhaven, and Wagga Wagga. Some of the local government areas are also throwing in...
‘We’ve had a gutful’: Wallaroo residents take a stand over dumping plans
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Despite being in caretaker mode and just three days ahead of a local government election, tonight (1 December), Yass Valley Council staff will recommend approval of a development that will see 42,000 cubic metres of waste material imported to Brooklands Road in Wallaroo in 5600 trucks with dog trailers. If the council chooses to adopt the recommendation, it would be going against...
New research project to look at impact of Wagga Wagga’s active travel paths
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Wagga Wagga’s new network of shared paths will be the focus of a joint research project to uncover what impact the city's Active Travel Plan (ATP) is having on the local community.  Wagga Wagga City Council Mayor Greg Conkey OAM has welcomed the research initiative, saying the 13 ATP links provide safe options for adults and children to cycle or...
Debate over proposed Tarago waste-to-energy facility reaches Senate
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The debate regarding whether the controversial Tarago waste-to-energy facility should go ahead has officially reached the federal level of government. Duty Senator for Hume Deborah O'Neill has called out the would-be constructors and operators of the facility, Veolia, and pressured Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor to support his constituents and publicly oppose the project. Veolia's proposed $600 million Advanced...
Congo protest wins endangered Bangalay trees a 48-hour reprieve
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Residents gathered in Congo today (29 November) to protest against the impending destruction of large old Bangalay trees 10km southeast of Moruya. These trees, along a gravel road running beside the Congo Sand Quarry just outside of the village of Congo, are part of an endangered Sand Bangalay Forest, providing habitat for the nationally threatened Greater Glider population as well...
Wagonga Inlet reef and foreshore targeted for restoration
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Narooma is renowned for its pristine waters and scenic beauty, but some people fear its reef is in danger of being loved to death. Constant boat traffic and fishing are contributing to damage at Wagonga Inlet reef, and divers who have seen the damage firsthand say while the reef's condition is not yet critical, it is under pressure. Francois Van...
‘New direction’ for NSW Police as Boorowa’s Karen Webb named Police Commissioner
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The girl from Boorowa Central School sure has come a long way. Karen Webb APM has this week accepted NSW Police's top job, taking over from the outgoing Michael Fuller to become NSW Police Commissioner at the end of his term in April 2022. She is the first woman to ever hold the role, and hopes her appointment will inspire...
Wagga’s controversial Kooringal Rd works pushed back to next year
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The controversial reconstruction of one of Wagga's major thoroughfares, Kooringal Rd, has been pushed back to next year and will now use a new pavement design and construction method to significantly speed up work when the project resumes. The project has been delayed a number of times – was started and then postponed – and now faces a million-dollar blowout. However Wagga...
One person dead after two vehicle collision on Monaro Highway
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UPDATED 5 pm: NSW Police said one man died at the scene of the collision on the Monaro Highway this afternoon while a woman has been taken to Canberra Hospital. The woman is in a stable condition and suffered only minor injuries. Officers from the Monaro Police District attended the scene of the crash just after 2 pm this afternoon...
Batemans Bay kangaroo killings: teens admit they caused massacre
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Two teenagers have admitted they deliberately killed 14 kangaroos near Batemans Bay in October in a massacre that left behind a single survivor. The 17-year-olds appeared in the Batemans Bay Children's Court on Wednesday (24 November), where they both pleaded guilty to their charges of recklessly beating and killing an animal. Originally, NSW Police said officers were called to the...
Police probe claims missing baby was ‘given to a woman in a coffee shop’
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National authorities have renewed appeals for help locating a 17-month-old Canberra baby whose parents allegedly met a woman in a coffee shop and gave her $200 to care for the child. Hoang Vinh Le was just 10-months-old when police first appealed for assistance. Born on 21 June 2020, Vinh was removed from the care of his maternal grandmother on 9...
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