Planning Department continues review of Eurobodalla Rural Lands rules
News
Eurobodalla Shire Council is still waiting for final approval from the NSW Planning Minister for its Rural Lands Strategy, despite the previous minister saying it would be among the first documents he signed after the state election. The then Minister Anthony Roberts visited the region in March. Mayor Liz Innes told Region Media at the time, “he was very clear in saying...
Winter isn’t done with us yet!
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Winter is not done yet, with a blustery cold front set to leave a coating of snow over the Brindabella ranges when tomorrow (September 17) morning. The Bureau of Meteorology says Canberra can expect two to five centimetres of snow above 1000 metres overnight on Monday and early Tuesday. "People will wake up to snow on the Brindabellas, but conditions...
PODCAST – 2019 Festival of Open Minds, Panel of Oomph!
Podcast
The Festival of Open Minds held in Bega on Friday and Saturday (September 13 & 14) attracted some of the nation’s big thinkers to regional New South Wales, but loud in our mind is always making a place for local voices to take centre stage and add their own weight. The theme for Open Minds 2019 is ‘People With Oomph’...
Montague weed control works completed and ready for spring breeding
Environment
Nesting shorebirds on Montague Island are ready for human visitors, with this Eurobodalla gem open for tours again following a spring spruce up and some extra protection. National Parks and Wildlife Service Area Manager Alan Henderson says the island's annual August weed control and maintenance program is aimed at supporting nesting seabird habitat. "With amazing shorebirds on Montague Island, it's important...
Brumby panel announced as rehoming scheme launches again
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The long-awaited Kosciuszko Wild Horse Community Advisory Panel has been announced, as the NSW Environment Minister restarts the brumby rehoming scheme. NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro and NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean made the announcement saying it was the next step in addressing the number of brumbies in Kosciuszko National Park. “I’ve long been advocating for a balance between recognising...
One person’s mission to reshape Canberra’s canopy by planting 100,000 trees
Environment
Canberra has long taken great pride in the canopy of trees which adorn the capital. Now, one person's mission to plant more than 100,000 trees and shrubs in the Canberra region by 2025 is taking form, adding to the lush landscape. Edwina Robinson is the founder of The Climate Factory, a social enterprise set up this year to plant micro-forests in urban...
Electric vehicle options get easier, early adopters leading the way
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Electric cars have long been touted as the up-and-coming next big thing in transport and as part of the solution to our global emissions predicament. But electric vehicles have been up and coming for a long time and are still not a common sight, especially in regional areas. EV enthusiasts say that it's a lack of charging infrastructure which...
Local Strategic Planning Statement being developed for next 20 years
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Bega Valley Shire Council is about to launch a land-use guide for the region designed to cover the next 20 years. The new Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) will shape how Council plans for growth within the Shire. Council says, the LSPS will outline planning priorities aimed at maintaining the special characteristics which contribute to local identity and shared community values,...
Turning the tide on marine plastics at the Festival of Open Minds
Environment
Anyone interested in innovation, sustainability, invention, and design, and how to get communities thriving with ideas needs to be at the Festival of Open Minds this Saturday to hear and see Aly Khalifa. As an innovative design guru Aly will enlighten and excite those gathered, as he discusses, encourages and inspires us towards, an ‘Inventive Culture’. Aly will reflect on...
Sugar Glider family makes a nesting box home at Bega River
Environment
A rich reward for the crew from Bega River and Wetlands Landcare (BRAWL) group who have worked with such dedication over many years to restore Bega River ecosystems. Volunteers received a wonderful surprise last week when they checked new habitat boxes and found a family of Sugar Gliders nesting. The group has planted hundreds of trees and shrubs along the...
Sustainable Eurobodalla houses open this Sunday
Environment
Sustainable House Day is this Sunday - September 15, and provides a great opportunity to visit some of Australia's leading green homes. Local homes that are environmentally friendly, cheaper to run and more comfortable to live in. Across NSW more than 50 houses are open for you to explore and learn from. In the Eurobodalla, open houses are located at...
Fire ban in South Coast National Parks runs until the end of February
News
Solid fuel fires in NSW National Parks are banned for summer through the Illawarra, Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla, and Bega Valley. The ban kicks in today - Wednesday, September 11 and runs until the end of February 2020 due to continuing bushfire risk. The ‘park fire ban’ means that only gas, liquid fuel stoves and electric BBQs can be used. NPWS South Coast...
‘Get Ready’ for the bush fire season – this weekend with your local RFS
Community
The NSW Rural Fire Service is calling on residents to join with volunteer firefighters and prepare for the bush fire season on Get Ready Weekend - this weekend, September 14 & 15. Weather, climate and drought conditions across NSW have brought the need to prepare properties for fire into sharp focus. Although it's only just Spring, fires have already been...
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