Aug 20 2019

The Goulburn community is being issued with an invitation to walk across the new Lansdowne bridge on the Mulwaree river next Tuesday, prior to it opening to traffic.


State member, Wendy Tuckerman says locals will have the opportunity to inspect the new bridge which includes shared paths for pedestrians and cyclists.


Mrs Tuckerman says there will be wider traffic lanes and improved road approaches as well as a new intersection between Bungonia road and Forbes street, east of the bridge.


The new bridge is designed to be fit for purpose for a hundred years.


Members of the community wanting to walk across Lansdowne bridge are asked to arrive from 12.30pm next Tuesday with the structure open to traffic later in the day.


There will be no access to the walk via Forbes street.

Aug 20 2019

The Crookwell Landfill has been converted to a Waste Transfer Station for a trial period.


Upper Lachlan Shire council acting general manager, Andrew Croke says the conversion brings the landfill into line with industry best practice and other waste facilities in the shire.


Mr Croke added that waste transfer stations see their material taken to another location, rather than being stockpiled.


It meant that contamination on site and potential for wind blown litter to neighbouring properties was significantly reduced.


In the first week of its operation as a transfer station, 40 tonnes of waste that would have laid at the Crookwell waste facility were taken to a waste location at Tarago.


The Upper Lachlan council will retain its existing licence to operate as a landfill, should this option be necessary in the future.


Aug 19 2019

A man has died following a motorcycle crash near Queanbeyan.


Police have been told that early on Friday afternoon a man was riding on the Kings Highway near Captains Flat road when his motorbike left the roadway and crashed into a street sign.


He was treated at the scene before being taken to the Canberra hospital in a critical condition.


He later died from his injuries.


It is believed the victim was aged 71.


An investigation into the circumstances of the accident is being made by officers from the Monaro Police District.


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