Eden’s Marine Discovery Centre and wharf shops evicted as building deemed unsafe
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The Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre in Eden was recently served with a breach of lease notice by NSW Crown Lands after it was unable to pay the $1 million needed to make repairs to its wharf building, required as part of its lease agreement. The centre was the head tenant in the iconic wharf building and it sublet to another nine...
Canberra Airport adds Port Macquarie to holiday destinations
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Canberra Airport has added another destination to its growing suite of holiday routes, announcing its first direct flights to Port Macquarie on the NSW Mid North Coast. The Airport has partnered with Port Macquarie Airport and regional airline Fly Pelican, which is already flying to Ballina-Byron from Canberra. From 1 November, Fly Pelican will fly direct twice a week from Canberra...
Aspen Medical to distribute new contact tracing technology to help business get back on track
Business
While the world waits for a COVID-19 vaccine, exciting developments in portable contact tracing and scanning technology are offering a long-term solution to getting business and events back up and running. The technology, including a range of cost-effective wearable devices, will give business a means of effective site control and contact tracing for a wide range of applications. Canberra's Aspen...
‘I’ve seen the footage, they were swinging off it’: Caltex Bombala manager describes ATM theft
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An automatic teller machine has been stolen from Caltex Bombala by three people 'swinging off' the machine before loading it onto a white Hyundai Accent sedan, according to the service station's manager. She was awoken around 4 am on Monday, 5 October by alarms from the service station on Maybe Street in Bombala, about 90km south of Cooma. She reported...
Unlicensed teen allegedly flees crash, leaves passenger severely injured
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An unlicensed teenager has been charged after he allegedly fled the scene of a motorcycle crash, leaving his pillion passenger seriously injured near Braidwood. The 17-year-old boy was riding a motorcycle when it crashed on Stewart Crossing Road, Marlowe, 19 km north of Braidwood, at about 5:00 pm on 4 October 2020. His pillion passenger, a 31-year-old man, suffered serious...
Major disruptions for essential works on the Kings Highway at Clyde Mountain from Monday, 12 October
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Coastal commuters and holidaymakers will have to plan their drives around major maintenance and repair work on the Kings Highway at Clyde Mountain from 12 October. The mountain will be closed in both directions at night between 6:00 pm and 6:00 am, Monday to Thursday for about three weeks from 12 October, weather permitting. Roadworks will also be carried out...
Tuross Head Medical Centre is just what the doctor ordered
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From rural India and the battlefields of Kashmir to bushfires and COVID-19 pandemic response in southern NSW, Dr Gurdeep Bagari is determined to provide healthcare in regional communities, no matter the cost. While working in Sydney, Dr Bagari felt a calling to the country and bought the Narooma Medical and Specialist Centre on the NSW South Coast. The practice is...
Bushfire business grants ‘welcomed’ in Upper Lachlan but some ‘surprised’ region wasn’t eligible sooner
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During the past summer, Upper Lachlan Shire Council Mayor John Stafford only had animals to greet at his wildlife park in Taralga each morning. His business and others in Taralga and the neighbouring town of Crookwell survived on little to no income as smoke from nearby bushfires drove customers away. They were already battling years of drought, then the bushfires,...
It’s time to leap forward as daylight saving starts this weekend
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While many of us are looking forward to the luxury of a long weekend, one vital task awaits you: turn the clocks forward an hour as daylight saving begins. The transition officially happens at 2 am on Sunday, 4 October so turn your clocks one hour forward when you go to bed on Saturday night. Daylight saving runs until 4 April 2021,...
Police launch summer safety campaign across regional NSW
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Police have launched a high-visibility operation across regional NSW that will focus on policing licensed premises, public spaces and entertainment precincts during summer. Operation Summer Safe began on Monday, 28 September, and will run until the end of summer in February in a bid to decrease antisocial behaviour and alcohol-related violence, and ensure adherence to current COVID-19 public health orders. Southern...
Brumbies shot with arrows in ‘repugnant’ attack
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Senior rural crime investigators have labelled "repugnant" the actions of two teens who allegedly used bows and arrows to illegally hunt brumbies near Kiandra in Kosciuzsko National Park this week. One brumby was left dead and the other injured as a result of the activity near Three Mile Creek. NSW Police Rural Crime investigators from Cooma travelled to the location...
Farmers’ desperate plea for workers ahead of harvest
Community
As the clock ticks towards November, it's starting to feel more like a time bomb for farmers and producers in the NSW South West Slopes who are facing bumper crops with very few hands on deck to help harvest them. This is the time of year when the town of Young – the cherry capital of Australia – usually becomes Australia's United...
Work to begin on sewage treatment plant at Potato Point
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All properties in the community of Potato Point, on the NSW South Coast, will be connected to town sewer services to replace existing septic tanks and significantly reduce the risk of environmental harm by late next year. Eurobodalla Shire Council has awarded the contract to construct the first stage of the sewerage plant to Fewster Brothers Contracting. The first stage of...
TAFE NSW wildfire awareness course to help protect local communities
Community
TAFE NSW has launched an online course for residents in bushfire-prone communities to equip support workers with the skills they need to better protect land and assets from deadly wildfires. TAFE NSW National Centre for Emergency Management Studies team leader Christine Schlegel said the accredited course will play an important role in ensuring support workers on the frontline are armed...
Murrumbidgee Local Health District relaxes visitor restrictions
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As COVID-19 numbers reduce across NSW, Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) is relaxing visitor restrictions for residential aged care facilities as well as paediatric patients in the region. From Wednesday, 30 September, aged care residents will be allowed two visitors per day aged 16 years and over. This is an increase from just one visitor for a total of one hour, which...
Railway station at Queanbeyan flagged for accessibility upgrade
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The 133-year-old Queanbeyan Railway Station is one of nine stations in NSW that will receive a significant upgrade to improve accessibility and safety for commuters. The upgrades have been flagged by Transport for NSW after it found some railway stations fail to meet federal disability standards that ensure people with disability have equal access to public transport services. The upgrades, due to be...
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