“It looked like an atomic bomb”: Eden residents seek compensation from roadworks damage
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Roadworks undertaken in Eden from 10-11 June by a company contracted by Bega Valley Shire Council has resulted in property damage as corrosive lime settled on cars and roofs along Mitchell and Calle Calle streets. Sylvia Anderson lives midway down one of the streets impacted by the lime plume and works in construction herself. "What happens when you're building a road...
Papua New Guinea youth and Rotary Club donate $61,000 to bushfire recovery
Community
The city community of Lae in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, has donated $61,000 to the bushfire affected NSW South Coast. In a country where the average wage is equivalent to one Australian dollar per day, Bega Valley Shire Council Mayor Sharon Tapscott acknowledged the generosity of the donation. "We sincerely thank the Lae city community for their thoughtfulness and...
Doctor urges whole town to mask up to prevent COVID-19 spread
Community
A Crookwell doctor is on a mission to mask up her NSW regional town to prevent the spread of COVID-19 before cases spike. Dr Johanna Kovats has started the Mask Up Crookwell campaign with the support of the town’s four other doctors. They want everyone to consider wearing a face mask in the same way people practice hand washing, social...
Police to renew search for missing Dalmeny man Ray Speechley
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NATIONAL MISSING PERSONS WEEK 2020 The investigation into the mysterious disappearance of an elderly man from Dalmeny four years is being renewed as part of this year’s Missing Persons Week. Ray Speechley, then aged 76, was last seen at an aged care facility at Ruth Place, Dalmeny, at about 4:00 pm on 7 July 2016. Officers from South Coast Police District,...
Global Foundation brings virtual roundtable to Bega Valley
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Bega Valley Shire Council wants to address the public's concerns for the future and is partnering with The Global Foundation to deliver a unique, regional roundtable discussion on Monday, 10 August, featuring local, national and global participation. Council hopes the event will facilitate the region to fulfil its potential. Key speakers on the day – via Zoom video conferencing – include...
Rotary clubs deliver new pavilion to Kiah community
Community
Bega Valley Shire Council has expressed thanks to the Rotary clubs of Merimbula, Pambula, Bega and Northbridge in Sydney ahead of the formal – COVID-19 safe – opening of the Kiah Pavilion on Saturday, 8 August. Mayor Sharon Tapscott thanked Rotary for its generosity of funds and hard labour to complete the project in the town of Kiah, south of Eden...
Days are numbered for Goulburn’s light on the hill
Community
Time is catching up with the Rocky Hill War Memorial’s searchlight in Goulburn. As it continues to show its age, a handful of skilled people are nursing the infrastructure along and searching the world for a suitable replacement – a difficult task given land-based searchlights have long been retired. Installed in 1936 with a powerful radius of 129km to guide night-flying...
Hope for missing Amber Haigh lies in $100,000 reward
Community
NATIONAL MISSING PERSONS WEEK 2020 There’s no two ways about it, the mystery of the disappearance of Amber Haigh – who, for a time, lived at Kingsvale, near Young – is as baffling as it is just plain sorrowful. What remains of 18 years of investigation into her case now lies in cold-case files somewhere within the archives of NSW...
Regional survey reveals nature of our relationships
Community
“I live alone and have been working from home for five weeks. I’m lonely and sad but feel guilty for being upset because I still have a job and nothing is wrong.” This is one of 419 responses from a survey of people in the Canberra region about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Conducted by Relationships Australia's Canberra & Region...
Community update on Port of Eden projects
Community
Three key projects that aim to transform the functionality, aesthetics and commercial amenity of the Port of Eden will be the subject of an information session on the NSW Far South Coast on Thursday, 6 August. The Eden community will have the chance to hear about and ask questions on projects centred on the town precinct, from the Eden Killer...
Community and innovation keeping COVID-19 at bay
Community
It takes a steady hand at the tiller to steer a vessel through a storm, and right now, in the southern reaches of NSW, the health of 250,000 people depend on it. One person who has held unwavering eyes on the horizon is Jill Ludford, especially recently as the blustery tempest that is COVID-19 skulks on the border of NSW...
Where to source reusable fabric face masks on the Far South Coast
Community
Although community transmission of COVID-19 on the Far South Coast appears under control for now, NSW Health recommends that anyone entering a health facility should wear a face mask to protect themselves and others from the virus. If you're on the lookout for a washable fabric face mask in a fun print, you're not alone. Demand is outstripping supply in many...
Cracks force Crookwell to splash $5 million on pool as Goulburn renovates
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Upper Lachlan Shire Council (ULS) has approved a new $5 million swimming complex in Crookwell after the existing pool failed to meet current safety and environmental standards, while Goulburn’s indoor heated pool will also be closed for redevelopment. Crookwell residents who campaigned for a new pool for more than 15 years have welcomed the news but wondered why the decision was...
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