Bluestone and stone fruit, rural elegance and space
Property
Built circa 1900, Bonnie Doone is a grand bluestone residence on 341 acres over three titles, capturing the essence of a sophisticated rural lifestyle. Here you will find space, peace, privacy and grandeur. Bonnie Doone is being offered for auction by Sotheby's International Realty on Friday, 6 December at the Domain Auction House. This property is a short 15-minute drive...
Native Monaro grasses – part of a dry farming future
Environment
Native grasses are a key component in building a sustainable farming future according to one of the region's expert land managers. David Eddy, Senior Land Services Officer with South East Local Land Services has been mesmerised by big open spaces since his days bushwalking and camping as a boy with his nature-loving, country raised parents. "It seemed to me that native...
More money for ‘Old Old Bega Hospital’ restoration plus other local projects
News
The Old Old Bega Hospital will rise from the ashes of the 2004 fire that destroyed its roof, with the NSW Government announcing further funds, closing a funding gap in the restoration ambitions. The announcement coincided with the annual 'Raise the Roof - Spring Fair' fundraising event organised by the Friends of the Old Bega Hospital yesterday - October 27....
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...
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...
Ginninderry opponents say ‘special deal’ for Parkwood won’t help Yass residents
News
Opponents of the Ginninderry development plans and the Yass Valley Council are at odds over a new, specially created Local Environment Plan that will go to Council this week, alleging a special deal for the developers and ACT Government stakeholders. The 5 km NSW ACT Border Zone Planning Group Inc, which describe itself as "a non-profit association working for a better...
Bushfire concerns still burn in final steps of Euro Rural Lands Strategy
News
Discrepancies in the Eurobodalla's Rural Lands Strategy - Local Environmental Plan (LEP) have been flagged just days after the much-discussed document was declared as signed, sealed and delivered. In a media statement, the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment says Eurobodalla Shire Council raised concerns about changes that were made to the LEP, without the involvement of Council, in response to...
Six storeys of plush gets the green light in Batemans Bay
News
Ohana in the Hawaiian language means 'Family' and for the foreshore of Batemans Bay, it's about to mean a shiny six-storey building - and the biggest view blocker to date for local stalwart Robin Innes. "I'm not against development," Mrs Innes says, "I just don't like these developers coming to town doing whatever they like, why should they? Why isn't...
Constable’s Residence’s arresting beauty
Property
A grand era has been recaptured in the Constable's Residence at 174 Wallace Street, Braidwood. History literally towers around the Constable’s Residence. Yet inside this charming old home, peacefulness pervades the living areas and bedrooms because of their size. Tourists often pause at 174 Wallace Street to admire the mighty tree that cloaks the large block in tranquillity. Planted in...
Funding for new Eurobodalla dam as water restrictions start
News
With a summer of water restrictions starting this week in the Eurobodalla comes welcome funding from the NSW Government for a big new water storage in the shire. Member for Bega Andrew Constance has announced $26.3 million for the design and construction of the Eurobodalla Southern Water Storage, west of Bodalla on the banks of the Tuross River. "The Eurobodalla...
Government looking to regulate short-term holiday rentals, code of conduct on the way
News
Far from the low-key implication of its name, which stands for "air mattress B and B," the well-known San Francisco company Airbnb, founded in 2008, has redefined how we travel and holiday and has inspired the launch of similar travel websites. But the short term rental accommodation market in Australia has been largely unregulated since the arrival of booking websites,...
Chimes and charm in a light-filled Bungendore railway cottage
Property
This charming and historical, two-bedroom country cottage in Bungendore, with its tin roof and quaint verandah, is fondly known as 'The Railway Cottage'. Set in a convenient central village location and nestled behind mature deciduous trees, listing agent Nicola Brady of Brady's Real Estate says this character-filled home "brings a smile to your face the moment you see it". The historic...
Eurobodalla Community Engagement Framework out for comment
News
Think Eurobodalla Shire Council can engage better with the community on planning matters? Council's draft Community Engagement Framework and Participation Plan is now on public exhibition. Council began research on developing a community engagement framework in April 2015, with the aim of identifying how Council’s current practices could be improved. Council’s Audit Committee recommended Council seek independent advice and undertake an analysis to determine...
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