Aug 16 2017

By Georgia Holland

 

Member for Monaro John Barilaro has welcomed reforms to toughen sanctions on those who repeatedly ignore driver licence laws, while also providing incentives for disqualified drivers who demonstrate good behaviour.
 
Mr Barilaro says under the new laws Police will have extra powers to confiscate on-the-spot the number plates or cars of repeat offenders for three to six months.
 
Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey says tough penalties will continue to apply for very serious driving offences, like drink and drug driving.
 
Lengthy disqualification periods, which can currently exceed 10 years, are often ineffective because they've been found to offer no incentive to disqualified drivers to comply with their penalty.
 
The change aims to encourage a return to lawful driving, as opposed to the current laws that impact the disadvantaged.

Aug 16 2017

By Georgia Holland

 

Bombala will benefit from a $7million injection for the upgrade of the Bombala Sewage Treatment Plant.

$3.5 million was secured through the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.

Council will contribute the other $3.5 million, and aims to deliver major outcomes for local residents.

Administrator for Council Dean Lynch says the project represents the largest infrastructure spend in Bombala for many, many years.

The scope of the infrastructure upgrades will include storm flow treatments, electrical switch room and mechanical works, including pipes, pumps and valves.

Aug 16 2017

By Georgia Holland

 

The final list of candidates standing for the Snowy Monaro Regional Council elections has been announced with the ballot draw taking place last week.

There’s less than a month to go before locals hit the polls and current Council Administrator, Dean Lynch says it’s already been a busy first week for the 27 candidates as they look to increase their profile and boost support from local residents

A number of meet the candidate nights will be held across the region in the next few weeks.

Mr Lynch says these serve as an important opportunity to hear how the prospective councillors will represent the Snowy Monaro.

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