Planning Department continues review of Eurobodalla Rural Lands rules
News
Eurobodalla Shire Council is still waiting for final approval from the NSW Planning Minister for its Rural Lands Strategy, despite the previous minister saying it would be among the first documents he signed after the state election. The then Minister Anthony Roberts visited the region in March. Mayor Liz Innes told Region Media at the time, “he was very clear in saying...
PODCAST – 2019 Festival of Open Minds, Panel of Oomph!
Podcast
The Festival of Open Minds held in Bega on Friday and Saturday (September 13 & 14) attracted some of the nation’s big thinkers to regional New South Wales, but loud in our mind is always making a place for local voices to take centre stage and add their own weight. The theme for Open Minds 2019 is ‘People With Oomph’...
Pacific Explorer – Eden’s first cruise ship to tie up at new wharf
News
Sitting at Snug Cove, Eden with fish and chips and watching the machinations of a working port in the midst of a stunning coastal wilderness has been a simple pleasure for many for a long time. That spectacle was supercharged today with the first of 22 towering white cruise ships berthing at the town's new purpose-built wharf. The Eden community...
Local Strategic Planning Statement being developed for next 20 years
News
Bega Valley Shire Council is about to launch a land-use guide for the region designed to cover the next 20 years. The new Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) will shape how Council plans for growth within the Shire. Council says, the LSPS will outline planning priorities aimed at maintaining the special characteristics which contribute to local identity and shared community values,...
Turning the tide on marine plastics at the Festival of Open Minds
Environment
Anyone interested in innovation, sustainability, invention, and design, and how to get communities thriving with ideas needs to be at the Festival of Open Minds this Saturday to hear and see Aly Khalifa. As an innovative design guru Aly will enlighten and excite those gathered, as he discusses, encourages and inspires us towards, an ‘Inventive Culture’. Aly will reflect on...
Bega Cheese looks to Fair Work Commission to resolve wages dispute
News
Bega Cheese and in a way the town itself is preparing for unprecedented industrial action as a wide range of staff at the iconic cheese brand push for more money in their pay packets. “Workers have bargained in good faith and are making reasonable demands at the table," says Patricia Fernandez, NSW Secretary of the Australian Meat Industry Employees’ Union (AMIEU)....
Another fancy dress armed robbery in the Eurobodalla
News
Batemans Bay Police are appealing for witnesses following an alleged armed robbery involving a man in a military-style ‘ghillie’ suite. Police report that at, "about 12 am today (September 11), the night console operator at a service station on Sydney Street, Mogo, was attending the fuel pumps when he was allegedly approached by an unknown male in a green camouflage...
Wild Rye’s Pambula expands, new bakery & roastery to meet demand
Food & Wine
Like a gangly child in too-short pants, Wild Rye's in Pambula is outgrowing its premises. A new bakery and roasting room is currently under construction adding to the goodies that emerge from the existing bakery, coffee roastery and Cann River bakery. The new addition, which locals will know as the old Pambula Fruit Market, will be a production space rather than a...
Rural crime police blitz as drought bites
News
A A new state-wide Rural Crime campaign has come to Goulburn with Crime Stoppers and the NSW Police Force keen to address ongoing crime issues impacting all regional communities. Four major crime areas are being targeted - illegal hunting, stock theft, trespassing and firearm theft. Crime in regional areas is not new, but it is a growing area of concern....
How Gerry Harvey, Brumbies enforce Corkhill’s success
Business
Corkhill’s Engineering has won a substantial contract to supply Harvey Norman with steel-framed glass screens for shop fit-outs, in another example of ingenuity from a workshop that has put Boorowa, northwest of Canberra, on the map. In a village of 1600 people, creativity and an extensive network underpin Corkhill’s Engineering, without which the business would not thrive. The engineering firm...
Bega super mum part of Food Truck Friday success
Food & Wine
One of the success stories of the recent Food Truck Friday in Bega is Leayra Thornton and Valley Katering. The line up at Leayra's counter said it all as did the smile on Leayra's face as orders for her increasingly famous arancini balls made their way into the mouths of foodie fans. Around 400 people attended the event - the...
Work on Eden’s Hotel Australiasia could start “in the next couple of months”
News
After almost a decade of sitting idle, waiting for its moment to shine again, "the ugliest building in the shire" could be just weeks away from a new future. The Hotel Australasia in the middle of Eden is in the process of being sold. "I think you'll see work commence in the next couple of months," says Bega Valley Mayor...
New pharmacist service for Queanbeyan, Moruya, Broulee, Merimbula
Health & Wellbeing
Regional medical practices have been awarded Commonwealth funding to integrate a non-dispensing pharmacist into their care teams, with the aim of providing medication-related advice to patients. Main Street Medical Practice in Merimbula, Queanbeyan GP Super Clinic and Queen Street Medical Centre in Moruya and Broulee have all employed local pharmacists to be on hand in their practice on a part-time...
South Coast home to Australia’s only commercial seaweed farm
Business
Until a few years ago, most food-grade seaweed was sourced from Japan and Korea, where commercial farms produce tonnes of the stuff to meet worldwide demand. But Australia is catching up and it's happening close to home, with Shoalhaven-based marine biologist Dr Pia Winberg running Australia's only commercial seaweed farm from her farm-lab facility in Nowra. Mark McNamara and his...
Make Dad’s day with quality family time around a great Bega Valley lunch
Food & Wine
As the big man himself, Luciano Pavarotti, said “one of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating," and this Fathers Day is a chance to step that up a notch. Bega Valley Dads, all Dads, deserve the best. Devoting our attention to...
Seven diverse and dynamic businesses take up residence in round two of Bega Valley Innovation Hub
Business
Another diverse and dynamic group of business people and ideas are stepping forward for round two of the Bega Valley Innovation Hub. Home base for the second cohort of seven local businesses is the Bega Valley Learning Centre in Merimbula. Settling in for their first week in the 12-week accelerator program are enterprises that take in yoga, event management, surfboard...
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