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Alleged Illawarra robber tracked to Goulburn

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Its taken more than a year but police have finally tracked down the man who allegedly held up a service station in the Illawarra last February...

Investigators took DNA from a wooden stake used by the alleged offender at the Warilla garage and arrested him in Goulburn...

He's facing a charge of robbery armed with offensive weapon...

Photo source: Travis Winks

COVID-19 case confirmed as visitor to Goulburn service station

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A Coles Express service station has been deep cleaned following confirmation of a COVID-19 positive case visiting between 11.50 am and 12.00 pm on Friday 16 July.

Anyone who visited the service station between 11.50 am and 12.00 pm on Friday 16 July is considered a close contact and should get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result. 

Two service station staff are considered casual contacts and are in isolation until they receive a negative test result.

Southern NSW Local Health District is urging anyone feeling unwell – even with the mildest of symptoms such as a runny nose, scratchy or sore throat, cough, fever, shortness of breath, headache, tiredness, loss of taste or smell, nausea, diarrhea or muscle aches – to self-isolate and seek COVID-19 testing.

If you are eligible, please also come forward for vaccination as soon as possible. There are more than 100 NSW vaccination clinics and outreach locations across the state.

To help stop the spread of COVID-19:

  • If you are unwell, get tested and isolate right away – don’t delay.
  • Wash your hands regularly. Take hand sanitiser with you when you go out.
  • Keep your distance. Leave 1.5 metres between yourself and others. 
  • Wear a mask at indoor venues, especially if you can’t physically distance

For a list of testing clinics in the Southern NSW Local Health District Area go to: https://www.snswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/our-services/infectious-disease/covid-19

For up-to-date statistics NSW Health 

Read more COVID-19 FAQs

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COVID-19 case confirmed at Goulburn on the Southern Tablelands

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Southern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a positive COVID-19  case in the Goulburn area.

There are no public exposure sites related to this case. 

It said the person works in the ACT and has a residential address in Goulburn and the case is linked to one of the ACT exposure sites.  

Contact tracing has been completed by the public health team and the individual was not active in the community for any portion of their infectious period.  

A small number of close contacts have been identified and are in isolation.  

Southern NSW Local Health said it's working in close partnership with ACT Public Health to ensure fast and effective contact tracing and response is coordinated across the region.  

The quick notification process between the two jurisdictions allowed a rapid response to be completed as soon as the positive test result was received.  

Additional testing capacity has been set up at the  Goulburn Hospital COVID testing clinic.  

Southern NSW Local Health District is urging anyone feeling unwell, even with the mildest of symptoms such as a runny nose, scratchy or sore throat, cough, fever, shortness of breath,  headache, tiredness, loss of taste or smell, nausea, diarrhea, or muscle aches, to self-isolate and seek COVID-19 testing.

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Goulburn Hospital building site re-open after COVID-19 shutdown

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The construction site for the $165 million Goulburn Base Hospital and Health Service redevelopment will reopen on Mo19 July 2021, with additional strict measures in place to keep workers, contractors and the local community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Principal Contractor for the redevelopment, Hansen Yuncken has assured Southern NSW LHD (SNSWLHD) it continues to follow the public health advice and implement workplace policies and procedures to manage COVID-19 in accordance with Public Health Orders, which now includes surveillance (COVID-19) testing.  

A COVID-19 testing tent is being established on-site to facilitate surveillance testing of workers from Greater Sydney, who are required to work or visit the site and are subject to the Public Health Order testing requirement. Residents from the Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown, and Liverpool Council areas who are not permitted to leave these LGAs in accordance with the Public Health Order are not permitted on site.

The contractor has also introduced additional measures to limit workers moving around the local community, including engaging local suppliers to facilitate contact-free food deliveries. All construction materials and suppliers continue to be delivered directly to the site. 

After confirmation of a COVID-19 positive case in a worker that attended the site on Friday 9 July, a risk assessment of the worksite was conducted by SNSWLHD. 

The site has been deep cleaned, and QR codes and mandatory mask-wearing will continue to be in place for anyone attending the site. 

Anyone at the worksite on 9 July when the case was considered infectious, was immediately required to isolate and get tested. The majority of attendees have been classified as ‘casual contacts’ and are not required to isolate after they receive a negative test result.  

As of 5 pm, Sunday 18 July 2021 no one within the Goulburn community or any contacts from the construction site have been notified with a positive result. 

This is a good sign but SNSWLHD is reminding everyone to remain vigilant and get tested if they have any symptoms. 

Anyone feeling unwell – even with the mildest of symptoms such as a runny nose, scratchy or sore throat, cough, fever, shortness of breath, headache, tiredness, loss of taste or smell, nausea, diarrhea or muscle aches – are asked to self-isolate and seek COVID-19 testing, so that any potential cases in the community are identified as quickly as possible. 

SNSWLHD is also reminding the community that travels to Greater Sydney should be limited. Any resident of the Goulburn area who returns from Greater Sydney must abide by stay-at-home orders for 14 days after they leave the Greater Sydney area. This includes the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong, and Shellharbour regions.

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Goulburn local to stand in Hume

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A Goulburn local has put her hand up to run as an independent in the Federal seat of Hume against Angus Taylor.

64 year old Penny Ackery is a school teacher and has lived in the area for 30 years.

She wants to see a number of issues addressed.

"Some of the things that have been coming out loud and clear, is that people want a federal ICAC established aswell as sustainable growth up and down the electorate,

"Also making sure small businesses are well supported,"Ms. Ackery said.

The 64 year old will face some stiff competition, with Angus Taylor increasing his margin to 63 per cent at the last election.

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Goulburn MP appointed Minister for LG

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Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman has been appointed Minister for Local Government.

It follows Shelley Hancock's decision not to re - contest the next state election in 2023 and not seek reappointment to the cabinet.

Ms. Tuckerman said she 's very honoured and humbled by the appointment and looks forward to working with Councils and stakeholders across NSW.

"As Minister for Local Government my focus will be to not only support the delivery of Local
Government services but also the improvement of the essential functions which Local Government provides,"she said.

Minister for the Arts Don Harwin has also announced he won't be re-contesting the next state election and reappointment as a Minister.

Nationals MP's Melinda Pavey and Adam Marshall are also no longer part o the front bench.

Image: Office of Wendy Tuckerman

Health Alert after Covid-19 case visits the Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands

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NSW Health is tracing the movements of a potentially infectious COVID-19 case who visited the Jervis Bay area from Melbourne on the 23 and 24 May. 

Victorian health officials say the confirmed case  visited Jervis Bay, Goulburn, Hyams Beach and Vincentia.

NSW Health has issued a list of venues of concern around Jervis Bay and is urging anyone who visited them at the times listed on the department's website to get in contact, to get tested and to isolate until they receive further instructions.

The venues include the Green Patch campground and Booderee National Park at Jervis Bay, the Cooked Goose Cafe at Hyams Beach, Coles Vincentia Shopping Village and Trapper's Bakery and Shell Coles Express Big Merino at Goulburn.

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NSW Health says it may add new venues of concern and was increasing virus testing in the area, including a drive-through pop-up COVID-19 testing clinic in Huskisson.

Anyone who lives in Jervis Bay or has visited Jervis Bay since 22 May is asked to get tested and to isolate if they have even the mildest of cold-like symptoms.

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Illawarra and South Coast miss out as 275 cops added to the Force

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Despite the need for more Police on the beat, the Illawarra and South Coast has only picked up three recruits from the 275 probationary constables that will be sworn in at the Police Academy in Goulburn today.

South Coast PD will receive two and Wollongong one, two went to the Hume PD while Lake Illawarra has missed out completely.

The Southern Region will get the smallest number of graduates across the state with just 15.

Sydney's Central Metropolitan Region has scored the most with 96 while the North West Metropolitan Region will receive 74.

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‘Class 339’ includes 182 Policemen and 93 Policewomen who will complete 12 months on-the-job training beginning Monday.

NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said the latest probationary constables will boost police resources as the busy summer months commence.

"Our newest Police officers from Class 339 will hit the ground running this December, with Christmas and New Year celebrations only a few weeks away.

"As they start their new career, they bring life experience, enthusiasm and the skills they have gained in training at the Police Academy.

"They are a welcome addition to Police area commands and Police districts across the state and to the community of New South Wales," Commissioner Fuller said.

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Intern program going from strength to strength

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Silverdale Farm's intern program keeps going from strength to strength.

On Friday, eight high school students met leading horse trainer Gai Waterhouse to learn more about choosing champion racehorses.

The previous day the group was taken to Goulburn to gain exposure to a range of racetrack-related careers.

Stud Manager Rob Petith said the program was born from very humble beginnings.

"We had a discussion about the need to find more younger people and came up with this concept of finding a pathway to communicate with kids who may not be aware of what's out there,

"After this program we'll figure out what works and what needs improving,"Mr. Petith said.

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Man charged with Moss Vale stabbing

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A Mittagong man has been charged in connection with the alleged stabbing of another man in Moss Vale.

Just after 8pm on Friday August 6, Emergency Services were called to Parkes Road, after reports of a brawl.

Police rushed to the scene and found a 22-year-old man with stab wounds to his back.

He was treated at the scene by Paramedics before being airlifted to Liverpool Hospital in a serious condition.

He has since been discharged.

Strike Force Briwood was set up to to investigate the incident.

About 2:30pm yesterday a man was arrested at a motel in Lagoon Street, Goulburn.

During a search, Officers found a quantity of methylamphetamine.

The 21-year-old was taken to Goulburn Police Station and charged with wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, possess prohibited drug, and not comply with noticed direction – COVID-19.

The Mittagong man has been refused bail and will appear at Goulburn Local Court today.

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Missing Goulburn man could be heading to the coast

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We're being asked for our help to locate a man reported missing from the Southern Tablelands.

Twenty-four-year-old Kyle Greene was last seen at his Goulburn home on the afternoon of Saturday February 27.

Hume Police were notified of his disappearance yesterday.

Kyle is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 170cm to 175cm tall, medium build, brown hair and brown eyes.

He may be in the Bateman’s Bay area.

We're asked to call Crime Stoppers (1800 333 000) with any information that may help.

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Nine nabbed for DUI in Goulburn

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Police are disappointed after nine people were charged with drink-driving in Goulburn at the weekend.

Officer in Charge of Goulburn Police Station, Inspector Matt Hinton, said police are extremely disappointed about the number of people choosing to drink drive.

“We had severe weather conditions over the weekend, including snowy and icy roads, so to see people choosing to blatantly disregard the law and the safety of others by drink driving is disgraceful,” Inspector Hinton said.

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“Not only are these people putting themselves at risk, they are endangering the lives of others. It’s simply not acceptable.”

Of note;

Friday 21 August 2020

About 10pm, police attempted to stop a Holden Utility on Auburn Street, Goulburn, for the purposes of a random breath test. The driver allegedly stopped the car and fled on foot, before being arrested a short distance away. The 25-year-old man was subjected to a breath test and returned an alleged reading of 0.140. He was also allegedly found in possession of a small bag of cocaine. The man was charged with drive with mid-range PCA and possess prohibited drug and is due to appear in Goulburn Local Court on Wednesday 7 October 2020. His licence was suspended on the spot.

Saturday 22 August 2020:

About 12.10am, a 24-year-old woman was subjected to a random breath test on Sowerby Street, Goulburn. She returned an alleged reading of 0.102 and was given a future court attendance notice for drive with mid-range PCA. She is due to appear in Goulburn Local Court on 23 September 2020; her licence was suspended on the spot.

About 9.20am, a 22-year-old learner driver was subjected to a breath test on Bourke Street, Goulburn. He returned an alleged reading of 0.018 and was given an infringement notice for novice range PCA; his licence was suspended on the spot.

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Sunday 23 August 2020:

About 1.30am, police allegedly detected a Ford Ranger utility travelling southbound at 169km/h in the 110km/h zone on the Hume Highway at Goulburn. The 26-year-old male driver was subjected to a breath test and returned an alleged reading of 0.114. He was arrested and taken to Goulburn Police Station, where he was issued a future court attendance notice for exceed speed limit – over 45km/h and drive with mid-range PCA. He is due to appear in Goulburn Local Court on Wednesday 16 September 2020; his licence was also suspended on the spot.

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NSW Health updates Covid hotspot and testing locations

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NSW Health has been advised of further venues of concern associated with confirmed cases of COVID-19 who were in southern New South Wales between 19 and 24 May while potentially infectious.

The original timeframe has been expanded as three household contacts of the original case have now tested positive.

If you were at any of the following venues at the times listed, please immediately call NSW Health on 1800 943 553, get tested and isolate until you receive further information from NSW Health.

Gundagai - The Coffee Pedelar 136 Sheridan St - Wednesday 19 May between 9.30 - 11.15am

Gundagai - Gundagai Craft Centre 105 Sheridan St - Wednesday 19 May between 11am - 12pm

Gundagai - Junque and Disorderly Antique Shop - 177 Sheridan St - Wednesday 19 May 11am - 12pm

Goulburn - Shell Coles Express Big Merino 1/3 Sowerby St - Wednesday 19 May 1.45-2.05pm

Jervis Bay - Greenpatch Campground Booderee National Park - Wednesday 19 May 4pm until Monday 24 May 9am

Huskisson -  5 Little Pigs Shop 4-5, 64-66 Owen St - Friday 21 May 8-1130am

Huskisson - Huskisson Treasure Chest 74 Owen St - Friday 24 May 11.30am - 12pm

Vincentia - Coles Vincentia Shopping Village (in addition to times previously announced) - Friday 21 May 12-1pm and Saturday 22 May 12-1pm

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NSW Health is opening a new pop-up COVID-19 testing clinic at the Gundagai Visitor Information Centre, 249 Sheridan St, Gundagai from 10am till $.30pm today.

Testing locations include:

•           Husky Sports Club pop-up drive-through clinic, Kioloa Street, Huskisson, 8am‑6pm, seven days a week.

•           Goulburn Base Hospital (old main entrance), 9am-4pm today.

•           Nowra Southern IML Pathology Drive-through Clinic, 57 Junction Street, open 9am-5pm Monday-Friday

•           Shoalhaven Hospital, entry via Shoalhaven Street driveway 2 Scenic Drive, open 8:30am-12:30pm and 1:15pm-4:30pm Monday - Sunday

•           Milton Ulladulla Hospital, 106 Princess Highway, enter via Main Hospital Entrance, open 8am-3:30pm Monday - Sunday

•           Gerringong 4Cyte Pathology Drive-through, Gerringong Medical and Cosmetic Centre, 139 Belinda Street, open 9am-3:30pm Monday-Friday

Anyone who lives in Jervis Bay, Vincentia, Huskisson, Gundagai or Goulburn, or has visited these areas since 19 May, is asked to be especially vigilant for the onset of even the mildest of cold-like symptoms, and is urged to come forward for testing immediately if they appear, then isolate until a negative result is received.

Additionally, anyone who has recently had symptoms should also get tested.

There are more than 300 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest testing clinic, visit:  https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics, or contact your GP.

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State mp's raise concerns about taxi proposal

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Local State MP's Nathaniel Smith and Wendy Tuckerman have met with Deputy Premier Paul Toole to raise concerns about a proposal to scrap taxi licenses - and buy them back for a fraction of what was initially paid.

The proposed two licence cap, would see the Government buy back just two licenses for $90,000.

22 years ago Southern Highlands Taxis Managing Director Laurie Stewart paid $1.5 million dollars for 17 licences.

He said there has to be adequate compensation.

"If the Government tried to take the licenses off me for what they're talking about, they would financially destroy my business,

"We just hope to God, they come to their senses,"Mr. Stewart said.

Image: Office of Wendy Tuckerman