Nov 13 2017

By Georgia Holland

 

Snowy Hydro is about to commence detailed design work for the replacement of the generator in unit one at Guthega Power Station. 

After more than 60 years of operation it's the first time any generator across the Snowy Scheme has needed to be replaced.

The generator is connected to the turbine and is the part of the machine that converts the power produced by the spinning turbine into electrical energy for consumers.  

The generator will be assembled from thousands of individual pieces and weighing in at 230 tonnes it will need specialised trucks and trailers to get it on site.

The $13 million replacement project means the new generator will have a higher design rating (40 megawatts) than the existing unit to match the previously upgraded turbine.

 

Nov 10 2017

By Georgia Holland

 

Local sports clubs in the Monaro are being urged to apply for co-funding for a defibrillator under the NSW Government’s new Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program.

More than 2,500 Automatic External Defibrillators will be rolled out across the state over the next four years.

The program will fund up to 50 per cent of the defibrillator cost, along with training and maintenance support.

Minister for Sport, Stuart Ayres said the $4 million program will make sporting fields safer for thousands of players and spectators.
 
More than 33,000 Australians experience cardiac arrest every year, and the first eight minutes are critical to improving the likelihood of survival.

Early access to CPR and defibrillation can influence survival rates by up to 75 percent.

Applications close 20th of December.

Nov 10 2017

By Georgia Holland

 

Young women from rural and remote areas of Australia including Cooma are helping children who have fled family violence.

The girls, from Big Hearts 'Project O' initiative are hosting a Colourathon - a 12-hour art-making marathon at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.

The event will bring together politicians, local businesses, families and communities to talk about family violence and how to prevent it.

Local colourathon events will happen on the day in Cooma.

They're raising money to help local communities respond to family violence.

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