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Eden timber jobs in limbo as change takes hold
Community
You'd be a cold fish not to have an emotional response to the powerful protest that lines the fence of Blue...
Eurobodalla solar group applauds focus on renewables in NSW Election
Environment
A community organisation with the goal of achieving a low carbon Eurobodalla has welcomed renewable energy commitments from both major...
NBN network coming to parts of Bega Valley this week
News
After ten years of public uncertainty and confusion, the National Broadband Network will extend its roll out around the...
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 Hagger who with a smile suggested 2025 should be the target. An academic from the Australian National University said that is very possible. Answering...
“A smooth start to a very exciting project.” – Moruya Airport upgrade
News
It's go, go, go during the first week of works to upgrades the Moruya Airport runway. Eurobodalla Shire Council says staff and sub-contractors are working seven days a week to ensure runway improvements are finished as quickly as possible. Council’s construction coordinator Greg Knight says good progress has been made since the project started last Thursday (February 14). “Make no mistake,...
Dollars for Dunns Creek Road and Captains Flat Road in run up to election
News
With the NSW State Election on 23 March approaching fast, policy and funding announcements have been rolling in for South East NSW. Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro said upgrades to regional roads are a priority for the Liberals and Nationals, with over $540 million allocated to the Government’s Fixing Country Roads fund. Over the weekend $27 million...
Pambula fashion house Zoe.O goes to the next level
News
Pambula based fashion house Zoe.O has been slowly growing since 2015 and four years on, Megan Luhrs and Gwyneth Roberts have just taken their biggest step yet. From their first little shop in the main street of Pambula in the Bega Valley came bigger premises down the road and a team of in-house seamstresses, but in 2019 that goes up another notch....
Parliament House protest labels native logging ‘economically absurd’
Environment
Hundreds of concerned citizens rallied at Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday (February 13) to protest against the logging of forests around the country. The National Forest Uprising was part of a series of protests against the destruction of public native forests in South East NSW and the ACT, in a bid to influence the government to end native forest...
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...
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...
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...
Batemans Bay to get new TAFE – Bega learning centre now open
News
“Today’s announcement is an absolute game-changer for Batemans Bay,” the Member for Bega says. “Batemans Bay has never had a fully-fledged TAFE campus of its own, meaning locals have either had to travel to Moruya, Ulladulla or even further afield to complete their studies. “But that’s about to change with the Liberals set to construct a multi-million dollar new TAFE...
Strong growth drives Goulburn Mulwaree’s future focus
News
Goulburn Mulwaree Council (GMC) has a full agenda in 2019, planning for the strong residential and rural real estate demand, and taking advantage of upward trends in commercial and industrial land sales. It’s also focusing on providing amenity and facilities for ratepayers, with several new initiatives in the works. Aside from reviewing and updating older strategies and policies recently, it’s...
Environmental controls for Snowy 2.0 – “unsatisfactory”, NPA says
News
The National Parks Association of NSW has rejected measures put in place by the NSW Planning Minister to limit and remediate the impacts of exploratory works associated with Snowy 2.0. The Berejiklian Government gave this first step in the bigger project the green light this week. NSW Planning Minister, Anthony Roberts says the approval will allow for the investigation of underground...
Another step forward for Snowy 2.0 – exploratory works to start soon
News
The NSW Government has given approval for exploratory works to start on the Snowy 2.0 project. “Snowy 2.0 involves expansion of the existing Snowy Scheme, with the construction and operation of a new pumped hydropower station," Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro says. “It could increase the generation capacity of the existing Snowy Scheme by almost 50 per cent and...
Tathra Beach – your safer spot to swim this February
News
The flags are flying on Tathra Beach this February making it the only community south of Mollymook offering endless summer safety right through summer. Working with the volunteers from the famous Tathra Surf Life Saving Club, Tathra Beach will again have lifeguards on duty seven days a week until the end of February. “This is the fifth summer the red and...
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