Aug 29 2017

By Georgia Holland

 

Federal Member for Eden Monaro Dr Mike Kelly has slammed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, saying he has nothing do with the next phase of Snowy Hydro.

Yesterday, the Prime Minister was in Cooma where he announced the company ARENA is contributing $8million to the $29million feasibility study.

Dr Kelly says it isn't news.

In Senate Estimates in May this year, Snowy Hydro already confirmed they were expecting the feasibility study to cost $29 million and ARENA to put in $8 million of this cost.

The feasibility study looks into several sites across the Scheme, which could support new large-scale, pumped hydro-electric energy storage.

Mr Turnbull says it will bring thousands of jobs to the region.

Aug 29 2017

By Georgia Holland

 

Over the weekend a number of people in the Alpine region were evicted from licensed premises for offensive and undesirable behaviour.

On Saturday night 10 people were removed and fined.

At 2am Sunday morning Police were called to a hotel in Jindabyne where a male was trying to re-enter the venue after being evicted.

As Police pulled up, the 23 year old male ran away, leading police on a chase through the old town shopping centre.

Whilst running away from Police, he stuck his middle finger up at them, then proceeded to run down to Banjo Patterson Park.

After a struggle, he was eventually detained by Police and taken back to Jindabyne Police Station.

A little while later, the 23 year old was dropped off at his accommodation in Jindabyne.

He's been issued an infringement notice.

Police say fines are $550 for failing to leave then another $550 for trying to re-enter.

Aug 29 2017

By Georgia Holland

 

Police are continuing to make their presence felt this winter.

In Cooma on Saturday at around 7am Police were patrolling the Snowy Mountains Highway.

They stopped a motor vehicle, being driven by a 27yr old male and asked him to produce his licence, he couldn't

After a subsequent check by Police, the driver was found to be suspended from driving till the end of August.

He was issued a court attendance notice to appear at Cooma local court in September.

 

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