Resident concerns about Tathra – Kalaru Bike Track plan
News
The communities excitement around the development of the Bega Tathra bike track is undeniable, the recent arrival of two drop-in bridges at the intersection of Sapphire Coast Drive and Tathra Road has only added to the excitement for many; a sense that this long talked about project is happening. However, as the project picks up momentum, the reality of the...
Drought and rural crime impacting on Goulburn – Mulwaree farmers
News
The drought is starting to bite in the Goulburn Mulwaree region and forecasts for the coming months offer little respite, with warmer temperatures and drier than average conditions predicted. And while other parts of NSW are certainly doing it tougher, the rising cost of fodder and its scarcity is triggering local farmers to de-stock. “We’ve had some rain here and...
Buy a bit of Batemans Bay Bowlo – online auction starts today
News
Fancy owning a piece of the old Batemans Bay Bowling Club? Equipment and furniture from the closed facility is up for auction starting today (July 25)! Eurobodalla Shire Council has engaged experienced government auctioneer Grays Online to run the sale. Items on offer include furniture, catering equipment, bar fixtures, and fittings, as well as audio and lighting. Council says objects...
Delegate man dies following house fire and drugged coach driver arrested at Cooma
News
A report will be prepared for the Coroner after the body of an elderly man was found following a house fire on the southern Monaro today. Emergency services were called to Stewart Street, Delegate, just before 6 am this morning (July 24), the blaze was extinguished by Fire & Rescue NSW and Monaro Rural Fire Service, at which time the...
The flames of March 18 fan a friendship between Tathra and Japan
Community
The white sparkling ski fields of Japan are a million miles from the burnt and blackened landscape that circles Tathra's western edge. The two different landscapes, however, have forged friendships that grow stronger in the wake of the Bega Valley's March 18 bushfire emergency. The Shirouma-so is a traditional Japanese ryokan (hotel) that has attracted a bunch of friends from...
Funds promised to study Molonglo Rail Trail linking Bungendore and beyond
News
NSW Labor has committed $50,000 to the Molonglo Rail Trail despite a lack of support from Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council. The NSW Opposition said it would fund a detailed Development Plan as a critical next step in progressing the Molonglo Rail Trail proposal. The proposed Trail passes through the Molonglo Valley showing off the region’s wonderful landscapes. The trail passes through...
Eurobodalla coastline management – have your say
Environment
In the midst of ongoing and long-running community discussion about the Rural Lands Strategy, Eurobodalla Shire Council has opened a new environment and planning discussion. A Coastal Management Program is being drafted looking at how the region's 140km of beaches, headlands, and shorelines, from South Durras Beach to Wallaga Lake will be managed for the next 10 years. Council is holding...
Eurobodalla refugee action on the streets in Gilmore
News
The Eurobodalla Refugee Action Collective has taken part in a national day of action to mark the fifth anniversary of the Australian Government's resettlement ban and the reopening of offshore detention centres. RAC Eurobodalla along with concerned Shoalhaven residents gathered for a rally at the front door of Ann Sudmalis' Gilmore electorate office in Nowra. "July 19 marks the fifth anniversary...
Straws, coffee cups, water bottles, shopping bags – at the front line of the Eurobodalla’s war on waste
Environment
Those who live in or love visiting the Eurobodalla are being asked to "skip the straw" ahead of the second series of the ABC's War on Waste. In series one, the wit and wisdom presented by Craig Reucassel managed to see single-use plastic bags banned from supermarkets. When the second series returns to our screens on July 24, Craig explores our...
Monaro Highway crash adds to a shocking 48 hours
News
Seven people have died in the last forty-eight hours on NSW roads in five separate accidents, prompting senior police to issue a warning as the school holidays come to an end. Locally, three people were killed last night (July 18) on the Monaro Highway at Michelago, 40km south of Queanbeyan. Just before 11.30 pm, emergency services were called to the...
Bega Cheese network now extends to Koroit in Western Victoria with $250 million deal
News
Bega Cheese has announced the purchase of the Koroit dairy processing facility from Canada's Saputo Dairy. The facility in Western Victoria currently turns around 300 megalitres of milk into bulk and retail butter and milk powder. As part of the $250 million deal, Bega Cheese and Saputo have entered into a Transition Services Agreement and a Milk Supply Guarantee Agreement...
The ‘almost full’ program for Bega’s Festival of Open Minds – Sept 1
What's On
Spring in South East NSW starts with a day of ideas and discussion; About Regional presents – The Festival of Open Minds on Saturday, September 1, 9:30 am to 5 pm at the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre. This day-long event features personal stories and the experience of experts in their field, people from near and far who will inspire your thinking and 'open...
‘Queer Eye’ leaves its mark on Yass and you can follow the trail
Community
The 'Fab Five' have swapped Kansas City, in Missouri USA for a country community at the bottom of the world just 56 minutes north-west of Canberra as excitement builds around season three of their hit Netflix series. In the last week, 'Queer Eye' has been nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards including best reality program, casting, picture editing, and cinematography. The makeover show...
Bega Valley bushfire survivors welcome Keelty report but urge action
News
This week marks four months since that hellish afternoon that has left the people and landscape of Reedy Swamp, Vimy Ridge, and Tathra scarred. This week also brings significant progress for the new lives many are hoping to rebuild on the land scorched by those flames. The owners of the 65 homes destroyed are starting to receive written reports confirming their...
Step ahead for Merimbula Airport and Merimbula Aldi
News
Two significant developments for Merimbula and the region more broadly are advancing with Bega Valley Shire Council submitting its Development Application for the upgrade and redevelopment of the Merimbula Airport terminal and the Southern Joint Regional Planning Panel approving the construction of an Aldi supermarket in the town. The community will soon be able to provide feedback on the airport...
New ski lodge near Perisher offers views, vacancies and room for six
Environment
A new ski lodge has opened near Perisher Valley and is the only freestanding, self-contained lodge available to the public within Smiggin Holes. Owned and operated by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, the extensively renovated Numbananga Lodge sleeps up to six guests and still has vacancies for the 2018 ski season. Dating back to the 1960s, the ski-in...
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