Tag Archives: Goulburn

Wingecarribee Avoids Widespread Amalgamations

A map showing a series of proposed council mergers indicates that Wingecarribee and Wollondilly Shires will avoid any moves to amalgamate, despite the state government slashing by 40 the number of councils across NSW. The Premier Mike Baird and Local … Continue reading

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A Capital On the Highlands

Did you know that Bowral, Moss Vale and Goulburn all thought themselves contenders for the site of Australia’s capital city? A meeting was held at the Bowral School of Arts on Wednesday, March 1, 1899 to advocate for just such a … Continue reading

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Rowell, Hodgkinson Dumped In Ministerial Reshuffle

The newly re-elected members for Cootamundra and Wollondilly – Katrina Hodgkinson and Jai Rowell – have been dumped from Mike Baird’s new cabinet, reports The Sydney Morning Herald. 

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Lay of the Land

One year on from the election of the Abbott government and our local MPs are firmly ensconced in their new jobs. Throsby’s Stephen Jones is now in his second term and rising through the Opposition ranks and is currently Assistant … Continue reading

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2015 State Redistribution Announced

The NSW Electoral Commission has announced the final determinations of the NSW redistribution. The new boundaries will take effect for state elections from the March 2015 election. Changes to the Southern Highlands electorates of Goulburn and Wollondilly are largely in … Continue reading

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Proposed Redistribution Splits Wingecarribee

The NSW electoral redistribution process has entered its endgame phase with the release of proposed names and boundaries due to take effect at the 2015 election. The major change in the local region is the boundary between the electorates of … Continue reading

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NSW Redistribution

The ABC’s Election Analyst Antony Green has caused quite a stir with his predictions for the redistribution of NSW state electorates, due to start this year. Green suggests the seat of Goulburn could be significantly reconfigured from its current north-south … Continue reading

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Pre-Selection Saturday

The Goulburn Post has put together a great candidate’s gallery ahead of the pre-selection for the Federal seat of Hume, which takes place this Saturday. Come Sunday, we should know who has been chosen to follow on from retiring MP … Continue reading

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Masterplanning in Transport

Two NSW Ministers with big portfolios joined Goulburn MP Pru Goward for a southern regional transport forum in Goulburn on Friday night. Roads Minister Duncan Gay and Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian made the trip out on a cold Goulburn night. … Continue reading

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A Three-Cornered Contest to Find a Schultz Successor?

LONG-SERVING Hume MP Alby Schultz announced recently he would not contest the next election. The news was not really surprising, given his ill-health in recent times. He has often found himself at odds with the party and has regularly had … Continue reading

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