Determined HSC students forge ahead despite bushfires, brain surgery and lockdowns
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It's been a tumultuous two years for Darcy Coppin, battling bushfires, brain surgery and two COVID-19 lockdowns, but the Carroll College student remains optimistic as she prepares to sit her first HSC exam on Thursday. She's one of thousands of students around the state that will complete their music exams at their home schools as the lockdown prevents HSC markers travelling...
New COVID cases in Karabar, Goulburn; virus fragments in Moruya, Harden, Young, Yass and Jindabyne
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Two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) in the 24 hours to 8 o'clock last night, bringing the total number of cases in the LHD to 22 since the start of the current outbreak in June. One new case is in Karabar, Queanbeyan, and one is in Goulburn. Both are under...
New Crookwell wind farm to inject funds into local community
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Site work is anticipated to begin this month at the 16-turbine Crookwell 3 Wind Farm, with commissioning expected to commence by late 2022. Australian-owned company Decmil has been awarded the civil balance of plant works by developer Global Power Generation (GPG), a subsidiary of Naturgy. Decmil has already begun geotechnical investigations and, withstanding any COVID-19 related disruptions, civil construction should...
Two men arrested after investigations into South Coast armed robberies
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NSW Police Robbery and Serious Crime Squad detectives investigating two armed robberies on the state’s South Coast have arrested two men for separate serious offences. In June 2021, two clubs in Bodalla and Dalmeny were robbed at gunpoint in separate incidents reported to officers from South Coast Police District, who commenced inquiries. A 41-year-old man has since been charged for...
Eurobodalla residents warned of likely development delays
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People looking to lodge a Development Application (DA) with the Eurobodalla Shire Council are urged to double-check their information is correct to avoid possible delays. With the region experiencing a vibrant housing market, incorrect information on existing DAs or those still a work in progress, will delay approval processes, the Council warned on Thursday, September 9. The region's strong housing...
Goulburn mindful of the need to care for its young
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At a time of turmoil everywhere, a tranquil space for mindfulness has just sprouted - in the centre of Goulburn. An initiative of the Goulburn-Mulwaree Youth Council, the mindfulness garden has opened in the city's Victoria Park, complete with a conversation pit and a garden area where people of all ages can relax, talk or just experience the tranquillity. Youth Mayor...
UPDATED: Lockdown to lift for parts of NSW, new venues of concern on Far South Coast
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UPDATED 6:10 pm: Health authorities have released new venues of concern on the Far South Coast after two positive cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Merimbula. SNSWLHD’s Public Health Unit (PHU) is working with a number of venues to inform close contacts of infectious cases and provide rapid swabbing where appropriate. Anyone who attended the following venues at the time listed...
Police seek information after stolen Prado dumped in Wollondilly River
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Police are appealing for assistance to find up to four men believed to have been involved in the theft of a vehicle from a Goulburn home. The car was later pushed into the Wollondilly River. Investigations are continuing after a white Toyota Prado was stolen from the driveway of a home on Grafton Street, Goulburn at around 11:30 pm on...
UPDATED: Batemans Bay and Cooma venues of COVID-19 concern released
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UPDATED 6:30 pm: Health authorities have finally released the information the Batemans Bay community has been waiting for - a list of venues of concern. The post office, Dan Murphy's and Woolworths have been listed as potential exposure sites, and anyone who was a customer during the times listed below is considered to be a casual contact and should get tested...
Fears $69 million Bay Pavilions will muscle in on town’s fitness trade
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Batemans Bay gyms and trainers fear Eurobodalla Shire Council is muscling in on their turf, with the proposed fees and charges for the new Bay Pavilions fitness centre massively undercutting private operators. Work on the $69 million centre started in September 2020 and it's expected to open in early 2022. The council-owned facility will feature several indoor pools, an arts...
Horse-loving teen gets the jump on her preferred career
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A rising star of the regional show jumping scene has leapt into a TAFE NSW course while still at high school in a bid to turn her passion into a career. Emily Quodling, a Year 11 student at Snowy Mountains Grammar, spends a period each school day undertaking a Statement of Attainment towards a Certificate III in Performance Horse through...
UPDATED: Bay COVID-19 case ‘quite ill’, no venues of concern at this stage
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UPDATED 2:20 PM: Southern NSW Local Health District authorities say there are no venues of concern for Batemans Bay at this stage but investigations are ongoing. In a statement on Facebook, SLHD said: "Our contact tracing team is working closely with the case who is quite ill as a result of their COVID-19 infection. Close contacts have already been notified....
Images released after police allege armed men stormed South Coast clubs
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Police are calling for the public's help over two alleged incidents involving armed men at NSW South Coast clubs. NSW Police allege a man with a gun approached the Bodalla Bowling Club just before 9:00 pm on 5 June 2021 and threatened a male employee before fleeing. The employee was not injured and police searched the area but were unable to...
Yass community to benefit from $3.5m new road funds
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Yass Valley businesses, workers and drivers will benefit from the allocation of $3.5 million for improvements to the region's roads. The funding has been made available through a variety of federal and state government programs including the Black Spot program for 2021-22. Yass Valley Council's Director of Infrastructure and Assets, James Dugdell, said $1 million would go towards gravel resheeting...
UPDATED: Venues of concern released for Goulburn, Cooma and Yass, no word on Batemans Bay case
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UPDATED 5:45 PM: Health authorities have released venues of concern for Goulburn, Cooma, and Yass after seven new COVID-19 cases in the NSW South East but Batemans Bay residents still have no official word about whether the case there was in the community while infectious. Eight hours after Bega MP Andrew Constance revealed there was a COVID-19 case in Batemans Bay,...
Light to Light Walk to be transformed under approved plans
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The plans to transform the Far South Coast's iconic Light to Light Walk into a 30km trek with accommodation for hikers are moving forward - one step at a time. The Plan of Management amendment for Ben Boyd National Park has been adopted which allows for upgrades to the walk's track and visitor facilities, and the Light to Light Strategy...
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