Cracks force Crookwell to splash $5 million on pool as Goulburn renovates
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Upper Lachlan Shire Council (ULS) has approved a new $5 million swimming complex in Crookwell after the existing pool failed to meet current safety and environmental standards, while Goulburn’s indoor heated pool will also be closed for redevelopment. Crookwell residents who campaigned for a new pool for more than 15 years have welcomed the news but wondered why the decision was...
Biking booms as Tathra to Kalaru Bike Track nears completion
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Justin Roscoe, a mechanic at Tathra Beach & Bike, says business has been booming in recent months as families focus on outdoor, socially distant activities. "We've sold more bikes in the past few months than we usually would that's for sure," he says. Tathra is already known for being a biking hotspot thanks to volunteers from Tathra Mountain Bike Club, who maintain...
Jail sentence for man who killed kangaroos at Tura Beach
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A Goulburn man who was a passenger in the vehicle that was driven to deliberately kill 21 eastern grey kangaroos at Tura Beach in September 2019 was jailed for 20 months today with a non-parole period of 12 months. The Queanbeyan Local Court heard that Ashley Sorenson, 33, was morally culpable for killing the kangaroos while another man, 20-year-old Nathan...
Council appeals for public help to prevent water theft from fire hydrants
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A local water delivery company has been caught stealing water from a fire hydrant in what Goulburn Mulwaree Council described as theft from ratepayers and a risk to water safety and quality. The company has been fined by council for the theft. Filling water tankers from fire hydrants poses a high risk to water quality, with no protection against backflow...
Sharpening the focus on bushfire recovery in Bega
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Initial responses to a Bega Valley Shire Council (BVSC) survey on post-bushfire needs has shown that half of all respondents say they are not coping, while many still need water and suitable accommodation. Following devastating Black Summer bushfires that ripped through Bega in December, January and February, the local community is still recovering from the aftermath. In an effort to...
Man ejected from ski resort for not complying with COVID-19 safety plan
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Police in the Snowy Mountains have arrested and charged a man from western Sydney with intimidating police. He originally came to the attention of police for allegedly refusing to comply with COVID-19 safety precautions. At about 10:00 am yesterday (30 July), the 43-year-old man attended a ski resort in the Snowy Mountains. As he approached a ski lift, the lift attendant...
Water restrictions ease across the Snowy Monaro
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Water restrictions across the Snowy Monaro have been eased following much-needed heavy rainfall across southeast NSW. After months on Level 3 water restrictions, the Nimmitabel community has moved to a conserve water notice. The same notice will apply for water supplies in Bombala, Bredbo, Cooma and Delegate. These reductions in water restrictions came into effect at 12 pm on Wednesday,...
Rosedale community physically reunited after fires
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The bushfire-ravaged community of Rosedale on the NSW South Coast is now physically reunited with the replacement of a footbridge that has linked north and south for generations. “It’s all one Rosedale and now we’ve re-established the physical connection,” said Rosedale resident of 54 years, David Boardman, at the official opening of the footbridge on 24 July. Eurobodalla Shire Council...
Swimmers urged not to go in the water after heavy rains
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Eurobodalla Shire Council Environmental Health Coordinator Nathan Ladmore has urged residents not to go swimming or surfing, due to polluted water and debris from the bushfires which is washing into local waterways. The warning extends to beaches, lakes, and rivers, which have deteriorating water quality from runoff due to the heavy rain and bushfire debris. Mr Ladmore urged residents to...
War Memorial volunteers face chop if they speak out on redevelopment
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The Australian War Memorial has been accused of muzzling its volunteers after it was revealed they had been told they could be dumped if they commented negatively on the Memorial's controversial half a billion dollar redevelopment plans. In the email to volunteers, the Memorial reminds them that they should not publicly comment on the redevelopment, including on radio via talkback...
NSW South Coast Surf Life Saving clubs receive $324,263 in grants
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The NSW Government has announced $4 million in funding for Surf Life Saving clubs across the state, including a combined $324,263 for clubs in Batemans Bay, Tathra and Bermagui. Batemans Bay SLSC will receive a grant of $97,500 for an upgrade to its patrol room and call-out capability, while Tathra SLSC will refurbish its clubhouse amenities and patrol room thanks...
Cameron Richards wins 2020 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award
Arts & Culture
The 2020 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award has been won by Western Australian physiotherapist Cameron Richards from a field of 38 outstanding entries. Mr Richards has no formal art education and uses painting as a creative outlet. He used acrylic on canvas for the winning portrait entitled Miss Priya Premkumar. As a guest judge, National Portrait Gallery director Karen Quinlan...
Five environmental groups receive drought and bushfire grants
Environment
If you're wondering where all the money donated to save wildlife as bushfires tore through many parts of drought-affected Australia last summer has been distributed, look no further. A handful of environmental groups across the ACT, South West Slopes and Monaro regions are currently celebrating a small windfall they hope will make a significant long-term difference to recovery in the...
Farmers welcome soaking rains across South East after dry winter
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Heavy rainfall over the past 24 hours has at last penetrated inland to areas across the South East that were almost back in drought, bringing welcome relief to farmers and graziers. Although wild weather has wreaked some havoc along the coast, the heavy falls will sustain Monaro and Tablelands producers who had been facing an increasingly dry winter. About 60...
Funding for six boating infrastructure projects on the Far South Coast
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Member for Bega Andrew Constance has announced $2.48 million in NSW Government funding to support Bega Valley Shire Council and Eurobodalla Shire Council plans for six new boating infrastructure projects around Bega. Speaking in Moruya on Friday, 24 July, Mr Constance said the projects from the two councils represent six of 69 successful projects allocated grant funding under the NSW...
Power still out for almost 2000 in the Eurobodalla
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UPDATE 1.30PM: Further Essential Energy resources have been deployed to the South Coast to help restore power to almost 950 customers in the Eurobodalla area. Crews have been working since early this morning and have successfully restored power to about 920 customers. For the rest, Essential Energy has sent a text message advising an estimated time of restoration. Many customers will...
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