Congo wants rethink on Council road plans with Greater Gliders in mind
Environment
Congo - Bingi residents have turned out to support a unique local, one they fear will be further endangered by proposed roadworks in their idyllic Eurobodalla village. Around 25 people turned out for a community meeting on Saturday (July 27) to discuss concerns around plans to seal the last 800 metres of Congo Road, south of Moruya. "Last time a...
‘Veggies for All’ grows in Eurobodalla with grant funding
Community
Fresh is best and the Eurobodalla is about to experience more of it with more back-yard vegetable gardeners, veggie beds and a new community garden growing from a $20,000 grant for the SAGE 2019 Veggies for All program. Sustainable Agriculture and Gardening Eurobodalla (SAGE) received the grant from the IMB Bank Community Foundation, enabling the successful program to continue. The...
Bamboozled by modern times – GO CAMPING!
Opinion
We are all inundated with talk of drought, changing climates, tougher times ahead. How are you feeling about all that? Are you coping with all that is being asked of us? Are you feeling overwhelmed and confused? Tired and exhausted? Is the worry of it all getting you down? What can you do to get back that feeling of control,...
Justice for Delilah – is someone trapping and killing cats in Tomakin?
Community
After letting her two cats outside at about 2 am on the morning of July 15, Tomakin resident Claudia Quinton woke to discover that one of them, Delilah, was missing. "I went outside and called her and usually within minutes, I hear the jingle of her bell," Claudia says "but there was nothing." A few days later, after Claudia and...
Giiyong among a host of winners at Southern NSW Tourism Awards
Business
Some of the best and brightest tourism operators in Southern New South Wales have been acknowledged at the Regional Tourism Awards in Ulladulla this week. "These awards aren't only about recognising winners they are about developing our industry, encouraging excellence and improving our businesses," says Jo Spencer from the NSW Business Chamber. Finalists across the 10 categories included: Bangalay Luxury...
EPA on the ground in Tantawangalo Forest investigating complaints
News
Community comment and concern about forestry is always robust, which was again the case last week around Region Media's reporting of the current logging operation underway in Tantawangalo State Forest, southwest of Bega. Comments ranged from: Dave Stewart - "Great renewable resource if done correctly and great for community by providing jobs." Vivian Harris - "We shouldn’t be logging native forests,...
Winter winds take toll on one of the Bega Valley’s early settler homes
Community
Recent winds that howled through the Bega Valley have taken their toll on one of the district's most familiar sights and one of the region's original settler homes. Harsh winter winds have been battering the Allendale homestead just off the Princes Highway at Quaama, between Bega and Cobargo, for at least 140 years - maybe longer, people's memories are fading....
Powered by Passion: Sophia Hamblin Wang, COO Mineral Carbonation International
Community
“If you can’t see it, you can’t be it” goes the mantra: we all need role models and inspiration, and sometimes the most powerful icons are right there in our own backyards. Powered by Passion is a new Region Media series by Nina Gbor that takes us inside the lives and motivations of some remarkable Canberra region women. When you think of alchemists, you...
Smoke testing of Bombala Sewer starts today
News
Snowy Monaro Regional Council started to blow smoke into the criss-cross of sewer pipes in and around Bombala today - July 22. The smoke testing of the sewer network is being done by Interflow and takes in connections throughout the township. Non-toxic smoke is injected into the sewer system to identify potential sources of stormwater infiltration - where there is...
Chook Chat with Cheryl Nelson – Take pleasure in your chooks
Community
Add up all the world’s cats and dogs, cows and pigs and there would still be more chickens. Toss in every rat on earth and the chook still rules. More than 20 billion chickens live on our planet, three for every human alive, and numbers are increasing. Chooks are popping up in more and more backyards, schools and nursing homes......
Mogo’s role in building the new Batemans Bay Bridge
News
“Batemans Bay Bridge is using some of the widest precast segments of their kind in Australia," says Member for Bega, Andrew Constance, and they are being made locally. The vast concrete bridge segments that will form the backbone of the new Batemans Bay Bridge are being made at a purpose-built facility south of Mogo. “ 20.1m wide, compared to those...
Tantawangalo logging – “People don’t realise this is going on”
News
The Forestry Corporation of NSW says its current operation in the Tantawangalo State Forest, southwest of Bega is about promoting sawlog growth, as the value of woodchipping native forests is again brought into question. Peter Day is a concerned resident and one of those behind the Tantawangalo Forest protest page on Facebook. "They seem to be logging continually, I can see and...
Final relief comes for Frogs Hollow Flight School opponents
News
The window has closed on any last attempt to revive plans for a flight school at Frogs Hollow, southwest of Bega. In accordance with Section 8.10 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, the six-month appeal period available to Sports Aviation Australia has expired. Bega Valley Shire Council reports that "No appeal against the Southern Regional Joint Planning Panel’s (SRJPP)...
Bega High students making a dent on toothbrush recycling
Environment
Students at Bega High School have stepped up to fill a gap in the local 'war on waste' and are hoping to turn their efforts into veggies to sell at the local farmers market. "For the second year in a row, we have entered the Colgate Community Garden Challenge," says teacher Verity Keen. "What that means is that we collect...
Eurobodalla household hard waste collection starts Monday
Environment
Kerbsides in the Eurobodalla are starting to fill up with junk as council launches its annual household hard waste collection. A chance to get rid of unwanted items too bulky for the household bin the annual clean out starts Monday (July 22) in the southern parts of the shire around Tilba. The much-loved service applies to households who normally receive a...
Little Lake, Narooma at risk of large scale fish kill with illegal opening
Environment
Fisheries officers from the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) are concerned attempts to illegally open a coastal lake at Narooma could lead to large scale fish kills. Investigations are underway following ongoing attempts to illegally open what are know as Intermittently Closed and Open Lakes and Lagoons (ICOLLS). DPI Acting Director Fisheries Compliance, Brett Andrew, says fisheries officers have...
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