Sep 26 2017

By Georgia Holland

 

Mental Health organisation Beyond Blue say tackling Australia’s suicide rate will require the same long-term, commitment to decreasing the national road toll.

The highest number of road deaths recorded in a single year was just over 3,700 in 1970, leading to the introduction of compulsory seatbelt legislation, blood-alcohol limits, advertising campaigns and better roads.

The measures have resulted in reducing the road toll by almost two-thirds.

With Australia’s official suicide rate at just over 3,000 in 2015, beyondblue CEO Georgie Harman says a similar approach was required to prevent those at risk taking their own lives.

She pointed to the effectiveness of summits, plans and national forums that continue to reduce road deaths each year.

Sep 26 2017

By Georgia Holland

 

The Hains Rd fire has been burning since early Sunday morning and is over 180hta in size and is being controlled.

4 Helicopters, 3 fixed wing water bombers, and 5 dozers assisted 13 RFS and 13 NPWS appliances on the ground.

21 NPWS and RFS RAFT members worked yesterday to establish control line's on the steep, remote and inaccessible forest on the Eastern edge of the fire in Wadbilliga National Park.

Sep 26 2017

By Georgia Holland

 

Residents in Bombala are being advised to minimise their water use, as upgrades take place at the Bombala Water Treatment Facility.

The main electrical distribution board at the Facility will be upgraded and will not operate while work is carried out. Work is set to commence at 7:00am today, and is expected to be completed by 5:00pm tomorrow.

Council says conserving water during this period will assist Council in providing an adequate water supply during the upgrade works.

Council apologises for any inconvenience the work may cause.

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