Local Government makes its election pitch to Turnbull and Shorten
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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...
Bega High School draws on community support and responsibility
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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...
Bega Valley Innovation Hub charts a new future for regional youth
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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...
NSW Budget drives generational change – Constance and Barilaro
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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...
A blue print for regional prosperity by futurist Bernard Salt
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...
Batemans Bay Marine Park rezoning to allow more recreational fishing
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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...
Looking after country – fire comes back to Tathra to heal and safeguard
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...
Bullying from within – a top issue for women in local government
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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...
Local Government from around Oz in Canberra to bang the drum
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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...
Canberra Airport builds export hub for regional producers
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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...
Murramarang and Ben Boyd walking tracks to get a $12 million upgrade
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...
River Cottage Australia host finds new work with ABC TV
Community
River Cottage Australia continues to build a fan base via SBS TV and showcase South East NSW to a national audience, but with just a hand full of episodes still to go to air, fans are asking what next? Tilba, on the Far South Coast of NSW was heartbroken when Keo Films and Foxtel announced in December 2016 that the show...
The June Long Weekend in South East NSW – told in photos
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South East NSW is a dynamic place to live and visit. Mine is a home of four seasons, of stunning landscapes, of creative people, of active people, people who do things and make things happen. Whether you live here or visit, South East NSW is a rich experience. Check out what the Snowy Monaro, Eurobodalla, and Bega Valley got up...
Goulburn attracts investor attention
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Goulburn is attracting attention not only for its strong housing and residential land market but also for industrial and commercial real estate, with investors moving to capitalise on its growth potential and affordability. In the past 12 months 553 houses have been sold in Goulburn with a median sale price of $408,000, up 6.96% annually. That rise is ahead of...
Wild horses that cross into ACT from Kosciuszko will be killed
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Wild horses that cross into the ACT from Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales, where culling has been halted, will be killed, according to ACT Parks and Conservation. Director of ACT Parks and Conservation Services, Daniel Iglesias said the ACT's threatened plants, animals and water catchment needed to be protected. “Heavy hoofed animals damage waterways, cause erosion and trample habitat....
Police warning about stolen working dogs in Southern NSW
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Police from the Hume Police District are alerting dog owners in the area to be mindful of securing their working dogs, after three separate dog thefts in the Goulburn and Taralga areas over the last three weeks. The precious pooches that were pinched include, an eight-month-old, yellow and white-coloured male Kelpie and three five-month-old red Kelpie puppies. Two of the...
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