Yass Council backs Parkwood border development with rezoning decision
News
Yass Valley Shire Council has backed the proposed Parkwood residential development on the border with the ACT, recommending at its October meeting that rezoning of the land be approved. Parkwood is the NSW component of Riverview Developments' proposed Ginninderry cross-border development being delivered in conjunction with the ACT Government, and will eventually hold 5000 dwellings. The 600-hectare Parkwood site includes...
FREE four week health and well being support for Southern NSW
Health & Wellbeing
With the pressure of drought being felt across Southern NSW, and the added weight of Christmas and summer holidays approaching, new digital health and well-being support is being rolled out across the region. A 'personal assistant' to guide you towards a healthier lifestyle. Starting on November 11, this FREE 4-week challenge is open to 550 participants and comes with the...
Isolated border communities hold Big Bonang Arvo again
Community
Imagine living so remotely that an ambulance can take 4.5 hours to reach you, in a small community built on timber and gold, surrounded by ancient forests on the banks of the Snowy River. Sue Collins, one of two coordinators at Tubbut Neighborhood House, has lived in this area, which includes the isolated border communities of Bonang, Tubbut, Deddick, Delegate...
Project to track Australia’s butterflies takes flight
News
Have you ever tried to catch a butterfly? Research Officer at The Australian National University (ANU) Chris Sanderson is leading a first-of-its-kind citizen science project that will put amateur butterfly-watchers at the forefront of research and conservation for the insect. He said butterflies have plenty of catching up to do. “In the Atlas of Living Australia, there are currently less than 250,000 records for butterflies,...
Buddy Bench creates a safe place to connect at Bredbo Public School
Community
Students at Bredbo Public School now have a place to retreat to when they are feeling left out or bullied. The artistic talents of Year 6 student Isobel Collits have been rewarded with a Buddy Bench for her school following an artistic competition to raise awareness of recycling. Snowy Monaro Regional Councillor John Rooney joined Council’s Resource and Waste Education Officers...
Plan in place to grow Eurobodalla cricket
Sport
Cricket NSW, in conjunction with Eurobodalla Shire Council and its three resident clubs, have released a strategy to grow cricket participation within the Shire over the next three years and beyond. A lack of a consistent volunteer base seems to be the reason cricket has fallen out of favour in parts of the shire in recent years, but support from...
National shooting event comes to Cooma, braves wild Snowy weather
Sport
Cooma has been the scene of a major national sporting event with competitors from all over Australia and New Zealand competing in the three day Sporting Clays Nationals. The Cooma Sporting Clays club range is located in a stunning high-altitude location, set amongst Snow gums, on Slacks Creek Road, about 28 kilometres south of Cooma. Sporting Clays NSW/Cooma Sporting Clays...
Case closed on IRT Dalmeny
News
The alarm bells around a Dalmeny aged care facility have stopped ringing with the Department of Health formally closing their review process. IRT Group CEO Patrick Reid has advised residents, family members and employees of IRT Dalmeny that the aged care centre has returned to full compliance. The centre which cares for around 50 people was brought into question earlier this...
Braidwood restoration offers grand country lifestyle at Mill Pond Farm
Property
Historic Mill Pond Farm outside Braidwood has been undergoing a restoration of ‘Grand Designs’ proportions over the last 11 years and is now for sale. Just ten minutes from Braidwood towards the village of Majors Creek, Mill Pond Farm’s historic buildings have been brought back to life and comfort under the sensitive eyes of Antony Davies and Andrew Gow. The...
Bloom times for record-breaking Floriade
News
Floriade is confirmed as Australia’s biggest celebration of spring, with this year’s event smashing attendance records and for the first time attracting more than half a million people. The flower festival drew the largest number of attendees in its 32-year history, with 507,550 people through the gates across the month-long festival and NightFest. This figure easily exceeds Floriade’s previous record...
Constance assures Old Old Bega Hospital that money is on the way
News
Those keen to get going on the restoration of the Old Old Bega Hospital are getting impatient and are keen to see the money announced during the NSW Election earlier this year deposited into their bank account. The building dates back to 1888 and was further developed in 1904 and 1908. Fire had a go at destroying the grand old...
Tree branch and rock used in Narooma armed robbery
News
A Narooma service station employee was been threatened by two men armed with a tree branch and a rock, with police now appealing to the community for information about the incident. "About 6 am today (October 25), two men attended a service station on the Princes Highway and used a tree branch, length of timber and a rock to smash...
Far South Coast communities well placed for future-proofing in a warming world
Environment
The Far South Coast can be resilient against the worst effects of climate change if residents and community groups act now to future-proof, Brogo architect and psychologist John James said. Speaking at a presentation hosted by Narooma Rotary, Mr James, a historian who has studied the science of our changing time for four decades, said community-led action was needed to...
Berridale tree removal stopped ahead of community meeting
Community
Following considerable concerns about the removal of trees in Berridale Memorial Park, Snowy Monaro Regional Council has called a community meeting to discuss the project while putting a stop to works at Myack Street for the time being. The seven trees in question were planted by the community in memory of locals who did not return from active service with...
“There is a lot that government could be doing that they are not” – Bega Valley dairy farmer Phil Ryan
News
Sitting in Phil Ryan's mostly empty hay shed at Toothdale, south-west of Bega, I get a sense of the real impact the drought is having and what's needed to set dairy farmers like Phil up for a sustainable future. "It can be tough, I've seen a psychologist a couple of times, there was a time where I shut down and...
From Quangers to hosting triple j’s coveted breakfast radio slot
News
They are perhaps more infamous than famous for calling Queanbeyan a "wannabe" in their rap Is it a Quanger?, but now former Canberra residents Sally Coleman and Erica Mallett will front triple j radio's coveted morning show when they take over from Ben and Liam who finish up on 1 November. Sally and Erica will start at the beginning of next year. The...
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