Mar 16 2017

By Georgia Holland

 

Malcolm Turnbull will take a trip to the region today where he is expected to make an announcement regarding a $2 billion dollar expansion plan of the Snowy Hydro scheme.

The expected $2 billion project would include no new dams, but a new series of tunnels and power stations.

Member for Eden Monaro Dr Mike Kelly says during the last heatwave of NSW it was the Snowy Hydro scheme that kept the power going.


With thousand of jobs expected, local residents have already expressed concern over housing demand and affordability.

Administrator for council Dean Lynch says there is available land, however there will some housing issues.

Mar 14 2017

By Georgia Holland

 

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal car crash in Cooma last night.

About 8.30pm, a silver Ford Falcon was travelling on the Snowy Mountains Highway, approximately 3kms west of Cooma.

The car was being driven by a 43-year-old man carrying a 36-year-old female passenger.

For reasons still under investigation, the vehicle rolled landing on its roof.

The driver was taken to Cooma Hospital by NSW Ambulance paramedics but died.

The passenger was also taken to Cooma Hospital for non life-threatening injuries.

Investigations continue into the cause of the crash and police are asking if anyone has any information in relation to the incident to call crime stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Mar 13 2017

By Georgia Holland

 

Funding for rural and remote childcare services will be cut by the 30th of June next year and will not be replaced.

Federal Member for Eden Monaro, Dr Mike Kelly, is calling on the Turnbull government to continue the funding.

At a Senate Committee inquiry last, week negative impacts that the Bill will have on rural children were outlined.

Specific to Eden-Monaro, the award winning mobile childcare service Puggles will be lost.

The service provides child socialisation, community building and educational services to communities across the Snowy Mountains.

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