Shout out for local artists of all abilities to make mini-Vivid at Bermagui
Arts & Culture
A shout out for local artists of all abilities who want to help create a mini-Vivid light and sound show at Bermagui! Lismore based, inclusive arts organisation Real Art Works has developed an exciting partnership with Sculpture Bermagui and the Bega Valley Shire Library Service to create a series of installations that will be exhibited in early March. 'The Trail...
Tathra starts push for 100% renewable energy in Bega Valley
News
The Bega Valley has taken its first step towards being powered by 100% renewable energy by 2030. Last night's public meeting in Tathra unanimously endorsed the idea, the only dissenting voice was that of Brogo's Peter Haggar who with a smile suggested 2025 should be the target. An academic from the Australian National University said that is very possible. Answering...
Bega River needs you this Sunday
Environment
Whenever I walk (or sometimes run!) the track alongside the Bega River my mind acknowledges the determined band of workers who have reclaimed this environment. Over the last two decades, what was a place on the fridge in every respect has been reconnected with the heart of Bega. No longer a place to avoid or feel afraid in, the Bega...
Empty Eden graves discovered in Council cemeteries review
News
As well as general maintenance requirements and the age-old question of whether there needs to be public toilets at cemeteries, Bega Valley Shire Council's cemetery review involves checking that local burial plots are actually 'occupied.' Grave-checking, as well as attempting to solve the mysteries of unmarked graves, is part of council's ambitious plan to map each cemetery and digitalise the maps so that...
Dob in a Bega Valley, Eurobodalla, Shoalhaven drug dealer
News
“Our officers see the impact of illicit drugs in the community on a daily basis and police, together with the community, want it to stop,” says South Coast Police District Commander, Superintendent Stephen Hegarty. A new campaign aimed at mobilising members of the public in the fight against illicit drugs has been launched through the Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla, and Bega Valley. “Dob...
NSW Labor promises $900 million boost for local roads
News
Regional road's will be a winner if a Labor Government is elected to the NSW Parliament in five weeks time. The alternative government has pledged to help clear the road maintenance backlog of local government by investing an additional $900 million over five years in line with an NRMA recommendation. Local Labor candidates say the investment will almost double the existing...
A ‘pearl’ in Pambula – community kitchen enters its fourth year
Community
First things first - there is no 'Pearl' at Pambula's community kitchen, located in the Masonic Lodge every Wednesday. "We named it Pearl's Place because I liked the idea of a little treasure inside a rough exterior," says director Louise Maud, "we're all a little bit like that, aren't we?" Moving into its fourth year, Pearl's Place mimics a model seen...
FREE materials for Jindabyne Lake Light Sculpture artists
Arts & Culture
Local artists are being invited to explore the potential offered by the waste and recyclables generated on the Snowy Monaro. Repurposed materials from the shire's waste facilities are being offered to artists for use in the 2019 Lake Light Sculpture exhibition this Easter in Jindabyne. Snowy Monaro Regional Council is donating a range of suitable materials to artists including: Scrap...
PODCAST- NSW Cancer Council, election priorities forum, Bega
Podcast
Cancer and health advocates from the Bega Valley and Eurobodalla have made their pitch to those standing for election to the NSW Parliament on March 23. The NSW Cancer Council's Saving Life Forum attracted around 100 people to the Bega Civic Centre, all there to add their weight and in some cases, lived experience to the Council's four key election recommendations:...
Unusual and exotic places to stay within a few hours of home
Community
From a remote lighthouse on the South Coast to a tiny house in the Southern Highlands and a shed in Kangaroo Valley, there are a whole range of unusual and exotic places to stay at within a few hours’ drive of much of the Canberra region. While the holiday season may be over, there’s always the weekend or planning for...
New nurses in training at Batemans Bay
Health & Wellbeing
A new batch of nurses have just started their training in a national first for Batemans Bay. ‘We are the first Community College in Australia to be accredited to deliver the Diploma, and we are just thrilled’, says South Coast Careers College CEO Sarah Watterson. The Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council have given the go-ahead for the Careers College to...
fLiNG physical theatre to dance the Black Dog
Arts & Culture
This year, Bega Valley's youth dance group fLiNG will tackle mental wellness, with plans for a new show to be performed in August this year, coupled with workshops on the same subject throughout Bega Valley High Schools beginning in Term two and continuing over a two-year period. The show and workshops are together known as My Black Dog, and fLiNG artistic...
Time running out on contentious Batemans Bay Aquatic Centre debate
News
The opportunity to provide feedback on the three concepts for the new Batemans Bay Regional Aquatic, Arts and Leisure Centre ends this Sunday. Eurobodalla Shire Council has been running a drop-in kiosk at the Batemans Bay Village Centre and an online survey since early January. The three concepts presented to the community were created by NBRS Architecture, and include the same...
The Red Robot: Capabilities limited only by your imagination
News
If first impressions are anything to go by, the Red Robot factory in Fyshwick in Canberra has the potential to change the world. This design and manufacturing hub is the virtual meeting point for ideas to meet reality. Nothing, it would appear, is out of the realm of possibility. In practice, this means that designers and innovators come up with...
Five Eurobodalla flying-fox camps being monitored
News
Canberrans aren't the only species to have returned to the Eurobodalla this summer, Grey-headed Flying-foxes currently occupy five day-time camps across the shire. Camps at Catalina, the Water Gardens at Batemans Bay, Moruya Heads, Tuross Head and Narooma are all being monitored with the experience of almost three years fresh in the minds of residents and Eurobodalla Shire Council. Locally, the Moruya...
Gardens escape and threaten natives in wake of blooming season
Environment
Garden plants in the Bega Valley have been enjoying a bumper season with warm humid days and plenty of rain promoting rapid growth. Bega Valley Shire Council’s Biosecurity Invasive Species Coordinator, Jamie Dixon-Keay, points out there is a dark side to this blooming season. “Unwanted or over-enthusiastic garden plants are spreading beyond their boundaries, invading neighbouring land where they may...
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