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With around 20% of Australia’s electricity supplied by renewables, Goulburn’s community-owned solar farm is a step closer to reality with development approval earlier this year, land and technology identified and a financial analysis which began on Friday. The concept is being driven by Community Energy 4 Goulburn (CE4G) – a local not for profit group dedicated to sustainable economic, social...
Sport
When the bid for an A-League side 'mark 2' was first mooted I was one of the first to write it off. There was a perception that it lacked energy and was doomed to fail. This is in part due to the fact that Football Federation Australia showed their hand the last time Canberra launched a campaign to be part...
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A Cooma success story continues to 'spread its wings' with fashion house Birdsnest opening an outlet in the heart of Canberra. The much-loved retailer will open a pop-up store in The Canberra Centre on Monday (July 2). “We have so many Canberra customers who shop with us online, some of which regularly make the trip to our Cooma store," says Birdsnest...
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Local Labor candidates for the NSW election in March have detailed some of the ideas they'd progress if elected. Bega's Leanne Atkinson and Monaro's Bryce Wilson have framed their plans in the context of last week's Berejiklian-Barilaro Budget. Ms Atkinson is challenging Liberal Andrew Constance but is drawing on an idea fostered by Deputy Premier, Member for Monaro, and NSW Nationals...
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A gynaecologist who worked at Cooma Hospital in the mid to late 1990s is being investigated following patient safety concerns. NSW Health has launched an independent review into the work of Dr Emil Gayed, who worked at Cooma between 1994 and 1999. Earlier this month, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal found Dr Gayed guilty of professional misconduct in relation...
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Local government from around Australia has been told to be ready for a Federal election in September. "We must be ready and we will be ready," President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), David O'Loughlin said. Speaking at the National Local Government Assembly in Canberra, Mr O'Loughlin outlined what the sectors election wish list would be, and the key...
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The leadership of Bega High School have asked the school community to share in the responsibility of ensuring the safety and well-being of all. In a letter addressed to parents and carers and given to students to take home today, Principal Linda Thurston said, "In moving forward from this incident I request the support and consideration of students, staff, and...
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"Kids in the Bega Valley are just as capable as kids in Silicon Valley; we can dream up enterprises that have global significance," says Liam O’Duibhir of 2pi Software and InTo IT Sapphire Coast. Speaking to About Regional, a joyful Mr O'Duibhir beamed as he shared news that the Turnbull Government was about to supercharge regional innovation. A $382,000 grant to establish...
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The Member's for Monaro and Bega are heralding this week's NSW Budget as one that is making generational differences to communities from Durras to Eden to Jindabyne to Queanbeyan. “The funding announced in this budget will set in stone many key projects that will transform the Monaro for generations to come,” Monaro MP and Deputy Premier John Barilaro says. “At...
Community
Social researcher and futurist Bernard Salt has provided local councils from around Australia with a blueprint to future prosperity. "The first thing is very easy and doesn't cost anything - it's unity, a galvanised community makes a powerful difference to your ability to do stuff, to deliver stuff," Mr Salt told the 875 delegates at the National General Assembly of...
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Batemans Bay Marine Park is among ten ocean beach and headland sites across four marine parks that have been rezoned to allow recreational line fishing, effectively halving the length of the NSW coast with top-level environmental protection. NSW Department of Primary Industries Deputy Director General, Fisheries, Dr Geoff Allan, announced the downgrading of protection last week saying, “the decision to...
Community
Fire will be reintroduced to the Tathra landscape this week, 14 weeks after dozens of firefighters rushed to the town to try and extinguish flames that went on to destroy 65 homes and damage many more. Parts of the forest to the west of Tathra will be re-burnt by the Bega Local Aboriginal Land Council’s (Bega LALC) Cultural Burning Team...
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A Councillor from South East NSW has suggested that 'bullying' is an issue Local Government needs to address in order to protect existing women Councillors and encourage a new generation of leaders. Speaking on the opening morning of the National General Assembly of Local Government in Canberra, the Bega Valley Shire's Jo Dodds told the 875 delegates at the National Convention Centre...
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Mayors, Councilors, and senior staff from shires and cities across Australia are in Canberra for the Local Government sectors annual get together - The National General Assembly of Local Government. President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), David O'Loughlin says for more than two decades the Assembly has identified, examined, and debated the most important issues and challenges facing councils...
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A South Australian freight handler is partnering with Canberra Airport to help produce from the ACT and Southern NSW to the tables of Asia and the Middle East and is keen to continue the airport's development as an export hub. Pak Fresh Handling has a strong track record in its home state, working with Adelaide Airport to handle the export...
Environment
Access to some of the region's special places is being improved with the NSW Government spending almost $12 million in Murramarang and Ben Boyd National Parks. $8 million will be spent on the Light to Light Walk that links Ben Boyd's Tower with the Greencape Lighthouse, south of Eden. It's money that will also allow walkers to push on to the...
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