Gold strikes thrice at Muttama
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Last week a little community that sprung from a reef of gold discovered in the 1860s was celebrating another gold strike – this time in the form of almost $60,000 from the NSW government. Muttama – a settlement which sits between Cootamundra and Coolac – like any small rural settlement, has suffered its fair share of blows. First came the...
Two to face court on weapons, drugs charges
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Two people have been charged after weapons were allegedly located during a vehicle stop in the NSW south west slopes. About 11 pm Sunday officers from Riverina Police District were patrolling the Gundagai area when they stopped a blue Holden Commodore. Following a search of the vehicle, officers located a steel pole with a blade attached to its end concealed...
Coronavirus crisis measures implemented, plus when should you get tested?
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Emergency provisions are being put in place across the ACT and NSW in response to the coronavirus pandemic, including a declared public health emergency in Canberra. There are currently 134 confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW, primarily in Sydney, while the ACT's second case was confirmed on Sunday night. The declaration will enable the Chief Health Officer to enforce quarantine, but...
Yellow-lined road to redemption for fire affected-shire
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If there was a rainbow for Snowy Valleys shire it would be paved with bitumen, adorned with yellow lines and lead all the way to Canberra. At either end lie pots of gold – one offers speedy access to the Snowy Mountains and south. The other offers a vital link to the massive economic trade and tourism opportunities of Canberra....
Jobs boost heralded for Jerrabomberra precinct
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Up to 5000 jobs are expected to be created as the NSW Government and Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council begin work on the South Jerrabomberra Innovation Precinct. The 210-hectare site will eventually have 30 buildings on both sides of Tompsitt Drive. The precinct was officially unveiled on 29 November amid a drought-stricken landscape. Now, after relieving rainfall, the site is green and flush with funds...
Dargues Gold Mine fined by the EPA on Monday, spills again on Tuesday
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On Tuesday March 10, just a day after the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) fined Big Island Mining Pty Ltd $15,000 for an alleged discharge of sediment laden water from their gold mine at Majors Creek, mine operator Diversified Minerals announced a further spill. A statement from the company says that “during a routine inspection", they “became aware of sediment-laden water...
Still dire need for permanent post-fire housing in Bega Valley
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Although the South Coast is green again, a way forward is still unclear for many victims of fire, as the organisations on the frontline are seeing. John Oddie is new to his position with Convoy Missions Australia but says it all feels strangely familiar. "I had no idea who Convoy Missions were until just before Christmas but the work I've been doing...
Man dies following two-car collision near Cooma
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A 76-year-old man has died following a two-car collision on the Monaro Highway south of Cooma this morning (13 March). At about 8:30 am, emergency services were called to Monaro Highway at Rock Flat, about 11km south of Cooma after reports a Toyota Rav4 SUV and an Isuzu Dmax Ute had collided. The Rav4 left the road and hit a fence,...
Man dies in car crash near Boorowa
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A man has died in a car crash in the state’s south west. Shortly after 9 pm yesterday (Thursday, March 12) emergency services were called to the Lachlan Valley Way, Boorowa, following reports of a single vehicle crash. The green Holden station wagon was believed to be travelling in a northerly direction when it left the road and collided with...
New shed worth clucking about
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The future of poultry showing at Bribbaree is assured with a new poultry shed in the pipeline out at the village’s showground. On Tuesday (March 10) Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke announced the Bribbaree Show Society would receive $110,000 to erect and fit out a purpose-built poultry shed under the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund. The funding announcement also...
First case of coronavirus appears in ACT
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Following 441 negative tests in the ACT for coronavirus, Canberra has confirmed its first case of the virus today (12 March). "I regret to inform Canberrans that we have our first case of COVID-19 in the Territory," ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr said. ACT's Chief Health Officer Dr Kerryn Coleman said a man aged in his 30s tested positive for...
Cultural precinct DA to drive Queanbeyan’s future
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The public has just one more week to comment on the Queanbeyan Civic and Cultural Precinct development application which will reshape the face of Queanbeyan. The DA is on notification until 17 March with work expected to begin in the second half of this year. The precinct will be located on the site of the former Council administration building at...
Driver charged over bus crash
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A man has been charged following an investigation into a bus crash just outside Harden Murrumburrah last year. The eastbound coach, containing 28 adults and children, careered off Burley Griffin Way near Demondrille Creek Bridge, six kilometres north west of Harden Murrumburrah, around 8:15 am on September 27, 2019. The passengers, a church group from Griffith who had hired the...
Body of second missing man found following boat overturn at Narooma
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A member of the public has located the body of a 32-year-old man who has been missing since a small boat overturned in the Narooma Bar last week. NSW Police said that at about 7:30 am today (18 March), the body of the 32-year-old man was located approximately 200m offshore by a member of the public near Glasshouse Rocks, Narooma....
Bega Valley still seeking solution for post-fire waste problem
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A proposal to use the Bega Valley Shire's Central Waste Facility is the most likely solution to the region's major post-fire rubbish disposal problem. Current estimates put the total amount of fire waste material at around 140,000 cubic metres, equivalent to around five times the volume of waste normally received in a year at the Central Waste Facility. But while...
$600,000 to help senior citizens in Goulburn
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The NSW Government has put in $600,000 to help lonely seniors in the Goulburn electorate become more social and make friends in a bid to help the older community tackle isolation. The Staying Social Grants Program is open to encourage organisations to create local programs for older people, supporting projects that help older people connect with each other and create...
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