Economy

CBD plan to transform Queanbeyan’s heart, feedback open now
News
Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) is seeking the community’s views on the refreshed 2019 Queanbeyan CBD Spatial Master Plan, which is out for comment until July 8. The Plan, produced by design firm Hames Sharley, considers the challenges that the Queanbeyan CBD currently faces and proposes solutions over a 10-year period of transformation, with a “vision for a contemporary city...
From Eden to Bega to Bermagui young people are building businesses
Business
Starting your own business takes ticker, it's a leap of faith that you hope your community will support. Three new Bega Valley business' headed by young people caught our eye. It's the sort of drive, ambition, and service that About Regional is keen to support - as a member of that same community. "We both love Bermi," says Jess Collins...
Management Plan for African Lovegrass on Snowy Monaro
Environment
Snowy Monaro Regional Council is holding a series of African Lovegrass Management Plan workshops across the region. Workshops have already been held in Jindabyne, Cooma, Berridale, Bombala, and Nimmitabel, however, you still have time to attend one in Adaminaby, Smiths Rd, Bredbo, and Michelago. African lovegrass (Eragrostis curvula) has become a priority weed and a coordinated plan is needed to manage the...
Strategy forming around Mogo Adventure Trail
Sport
Eurobodalla Shire Council is looking to build on Mogo's growing appeal to adrenaline junkies and nature lovers. Council has started work on the Mogo Adventure Trail Hub Strategy, with specialist consultants TRC Tourism developing the strategy in collaboration with key stakeholders. Funded by the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund, the strategy will look at how existing bike, horse, and...
Award-winning Canberra technology protects authentic Aussie products
Business
Australian agricultural exporters now have access to new award-winning technology from Canberra to protect their goods from worldwide counterfeiting. The Smart Trade Mark technology will use the Australian Government's digital stamp of authenticity and include transparent information on a product’s provenance to safeguard export goods. The new technology comes from IP Australia, which issues intellectual property rights, and partner, software...
Narooma Jobs Drive seeks to fill positions in care sector
Business
A jobs drive for the health and community sector will be held at the Narooma Golf Club tomorrow (May 28) with job seekers from Moruya to Bermagui able to speak to potential employers and apply for vacant positions on the spot. This is the first time Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Jobs and Training Project has run the drive and it will...
Batemans Bay – Zapped with a bunch of bright ideas
Business
The bright startup minds of Batemans Bay and beyond have come together to pitch their new business ideas to other entrepreneurs in conjunction with the New Business Assistance - NEIS program. Coordinator Tim Whitaker works with the government-funded program and decided to bring the Big Pitch event to the Bay after huge success in Bega and Narooma. "In regional areas...
Sunday’s bridal fair looks to build Sapphire Coast as a wedding destination
Business
Are you looking for a laid back wedding with a stunning beach or bush backdrop? Then look no further than the Something Blue Bespoke Wedding Fair, this Sunday (May 26) at Robyn's Nest in Merimbula from 10:30 am. The fair is the result of five small business owners banding together to combine resources and lift one another up to highlight the...
More eyes on illegal fishing lead to more busts – Eden, Merimbula, Batemans Bay singled out
News
Reports of illegal fishing from the community are leading to more fines being issued and more offenders facing court, with Eden, Merimbula, and Batemans Bay singled out as 'hot spots'. There were 20 locations where NSW DPI fisheries officers found most offences occurring during the year-long ‘Operation Small Fry’. NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) Director of Fisheries Compliance,...
Rolling the dice for Braidwood Hospital, Monopoly fundraiser a hit
News
Real estate in Braidwood is white-hot at the moment, across the board - the games board that is! A limited edition Braidwood Monopoly has been produced as a fundraiser for the Braidwood Hospital. Braidwood Monopoly was the inspiration of local Community Bank Manager Nick Fry and the Vladimir Bohdan from the Braidwood Hospital Auxiliary. Mr Bohdan ran the idea past...
Mike Kelly & Fiona Phillips – “being in opposition won’t stop our agenda.”
News
Six years of local campaigning has paid off for Fiona Phillips with one of Australia's most marginal seats turning red with a 2.5% swing to Labor at Saturday's rollercoaster federal election. "We had a sitting member that was retiring and candidates for the Coalition that had been brought in for the election, and I think people saw through that," Ms...
Empty shops & high unemployment, will Saturday change that for Batemans Bay?
Economy
Imagine taking the left turn off the bridge onto Orient Street in Batemans Bay for the first time, to one side there's one of the most spectacular views of the water in town while the other is lined with a haunting amount of vacant shops. I stopped counting after eight. Across the river, just north of the town's commercial heart,...
Advertising and marketing packages now available for About Regional
Business
Over the last three and a bit years About Regional has been building a strong, engaged audience across South East NSW. Each month sets a new record in terms of the number of people (real people) coming to the About Regional website - this month we are on track to hit 50,000 unique visitors for the month. I remember being...
Final stage of Tathra Hotel renovation awaiting council approval
News
Those of us who have been enjoying the newly renovated Tathra Hotel, complete with playground and on-site brewery, may have forgotten that for the pub's owners Cliff Wallis and Sayaka Mihara, the job is not finished yet. "We're waiting on approval for a 120 seat performance and event space which will be on the site of the old bottle shop...
Eden Monaro candidates tackle ‘franking credits’ question
News
If you don't know what 'franking credits' are or you need them explained then chances are you won't be impacted by any change to them - or will you? Talk of franking credits before and during the current election campaign has been a pinch point for both the Coalition and the Labor Party. Locally, back in February, Merimbula hosted one...
Batemans Bay Salvos – a piece in the puzzle for people doing it tough
Community
You know that fresh new buzz you get after a haircut? The Salvos in Batemans Bay are bringing that feeling to less fortunate people in our community with free haircuts every Wednesday. You even get a meal while you wait! Salvation Army officer Rachel Knight who coordinates Salvos Connect in Batemans Bay is passionate about the basic human need for...
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