Oct 30 2019

The Anglican bishop of Canberra Gouburn, the Right Reverend Mark Short has announced a new assistant bishop for the diocese.


Archdeacon Carol Wagner from the South Coast has been appointed and will be consecrated to the position in a ceremony at St Saviour's Cathedral Goulburn in February.


Archdeacon Wagner is currently the Rector of the parish of Bodalla-Narooma and has also served in the Snowy mountains and at Taralga and North Goulburn as well as on diocesan boards and committees.


In her new role, she will be responsible for oversight of ministry development of clergy and church workers.


Bishop, Dr Mark Short says he is looking forward to sharing in the episcopal ministry.


Oct 28 2019

Following numerous driving complaints on the Hume highway near Goulburn, two men have been charged.


Towards the end of last week, police were told of a vehicle being driven at high speeds on the highway.


The vehicle came to a stop near Wollogorang road, before allegedly accelerating away harshly as traffic and highway patrol officers approached.


Road spikes were  deployed on the Hume highway near Boxers Creek, but on sighting police, the vehicle allegedly crossed to the wrong side of the road and continued driving at speed in a northerly direction.


Police went to the South Marulan road after reports that the vehicle was parked on the side of the road.


Two men were located in nearby bush-land and after a foot chase, 21 and 23 year old men were apprehended.


They individually face numerous charges including driving in a manner dangerous, having goods in custody, supply prohibited drugs and having an outstanding warrant.

Oct 28 2019

The NSW Independent Planning Commission is not allowing a multi million wind farm near Crookwell.


The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment referred the proposed 23 turbine Crookwell 3 Wind farm to the independent body in April, amid community opposition.


Three commissioners met with the applicant, Crookwell Development Pty Ltd and the Upper Lachlan council and there was also a public meeting to listen to the community's concerns.


These centred on visual and landscape impacts, potential human health effects and remediation and rehabilitiation matters.


While the independent commission acknowledged that the wind farm would deliver renewable energy and reduce reliance on fossil fuel consumption, it said there were significant residual issues.


Commissioners said visual impacts of the project were unacceptable given the effect on multiple residences.


They also said that the site was not suitable for the project because of its proximity to and the nature and scale of visual impacts on residences and the community.

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