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February 25, 2020
Gummun Place – Report Being Prepared

AT last night’s Council meeting Cr Sue Abbott questioned when the report on options for the ongoing management of Gummun Place would be made available to the public and Cr Ron Campbell conceded there was a risk the facility may not be accredited at the next inspection, but was hopeful it would be. Cr Abbott […]

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February 24, 2020
Merriwa Service Station Rejected

TONIGHT, Council voted against the proposed development of a new service station on Bettington Street, Merriwa. Councillor Ron Campbell said he believed all of the concerns raised about the proposal had been mitigated and he believed they needed another fuel outlet in Merriwa. Mayor Wayne Bedggood said he did not believe it was in the […]

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February 12, 2020
Predatory Petrol Stations

YESTERDAY, Council’s development and environment committee moved a motion to recommend approval of another petrol station in Merriwa at this month’s Council meeting, a proposal Councillor Sue Abbott described as predatory for other small businesses, which are struggling. The petrol station proposed by Rana Petroleum at 132-140 Bettington Street, described by the Roads and Maritime […]

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December 22, 2019
WATCH VIDEO: Kangaroo Takes A Dip

SHARON Grady, who lives 26 kilometres north of Merriwa, was astounded to find a kangaroo in her pool yesterday cooling off from the heat. “My husband went out yesterday afternoon to start up a pump and noticed a kangaroo in the pool,” said Ms Grady. “My eldest son and I went over to investigate and […]

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December 19, 2019
Update: Meads Creek Fire – Dec 19

On Monday afternoon the southern edge of the fire moved towards and crossed Wollar Road, Bylong under strong easterly winds, resulting in Wollar Road being closed, but reopening yesterday at 6pm. Yesterday, firefighters completed a backburn along the Morrison Flat Trail, along Bylong Valley Way, finishing behind properties along Wollar Road in attempt to contain […]

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December 11, 2019
Update: Meads Creek Fire – Dec 11

YESTERDAY the Meads Creek fire alert level increased to Watch and Act due to increasing fire activity in the North-eastern corner near Hamburger Hill, including Flight Springs Road and Turnbridge Road, but by early evening it was downgraded to Advice level.  Currently the fire is listed as Being Controlled and has burnt through 11,000 hectares […]

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December 10, 2019
Update: Meads Creek Fire – Monday 10

YESTERDAY operations were considering reopening Ringwood Road, however the road remains closed and will be reassessed on Wednesday afternoon. The fire has burnt through more than 21,000 hectares of the Goulburn River National Park and some adjoining private property, but is listed as “being controlled”. Today, firefighters will continue to consolidate containment lines with earth […]

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December 9, 2019
Update: Meads Creek Fire – Monday 9

THE infrared analysis of the Meads Creek fire at 5am this morning showed the fire activity had settled somewhat, but as the heat picks up during the day so will the fire activity. The fire is still active on the northern edge, crews will continue to use earth moving equipment to build containment lines and […]

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December 8, 2019
Update: Meads Creek Fire – Sunday

THE Meads Creek fire continues to be contained, but fire crews are concerned about wind conditions changing that situation at any time. Aircraft are currently prevented from assisting ground crews, due to the heavy smoke from the fire. Brigades were focused on the northern edge of the fire overnight and are continuing to consolidate containment […]

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December 7, 2019
Update: Meads Creek Fire – Saturday

FIREFIGHTERS and aircraft were ready to defend three properties on Tunbridge Rd from the Meads Creek Fire yesterday when the fire was upgraded to emergency. Fortunately, the fire did not reach the properties. Ringwood Road remains closed and solid containment lines are still being put in place. The fire is now 9,745 hectares in size, […]

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