NSW Budget drives generational change – Constance and Barilaro
News
The Member's for Monaro and Bega are heralding this week's NSW Budget as one that is making generational differences to communities from Durras to Eden to Jindabyne to Queanbeyan. “The funding announced in this budget will set in stone many key projects that will transform the Monaro for generations to come,” Monaro MP and Deputy Premier John Barilaro says. “At...
A blue print for regional prosperity by futurist Bernard Salt
Community
Social researcher and futurist Bernard Salt has provided local councils from around Australia with a blueprint to future prosperity. "The first thing is very easy and doesn't cost anything - it's unity, a galvanised community makes a powerful difference to your ability to do stuff, to deliver stuff," Mr Salt told the 875 delegates at the National General Assembly of...
Batemans Bay Marine Park rezoning to allow more recreational fishing
News
Batemans Bay Marine Park is among ten ocean beach and headland sites across four marine parks that have been rezoned to allow recreational line fishing, effectively halving the length of the NSW coast with top-level environmental protection. NSW Department of Primary Industries Deputy Director General, Fisheries, Dr Geoff Allan, announced the downgrading of protection last week saying, “the decision to...
Looking after country – fire comes back to Tathra to heal and safeguard
Community
Fire will be reintroduced to the Tathra landscape this week, 14 weeks after dozens of firefighters rushed to the town to try and extinguish flames that went on to destroy 65 homes and damage many more. Parts of the forest to the west of Tathra will be re-burnt by the Bega Local Aboriginal Land Council’s (Bega LALC) Cultural Burning Team...
Local Government from around Oz in Canberra to bang the drum
News
Mayors, Councilors, and senior staff from shires and cities across Australia are in Canberra for the Local Government sectors annual get together - The National General Assembly of Local Government. President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), David O'Loughlin says for more than two decades the Assembly has identified, examined, and debated the most important issues and challenges facing councils...
Murramarang and Ben Boyd walking tracks to get a $12 million upgrade
Environment
Access to some of the region's special places is being improved with the NSW Government spending almost $12 million in Murramarang and Ben Boyd National Parks. $8 million will be spent on the Light to Light Walk that links Ben Boyd's Tower with the Greencape Lighthouse, south of Eden. It's money that will also allow walkers to push on to the...
Lake Wapengo’s wild organic oysters rock
Community
If you've ordered oysters at Ben Willis's Aubergine or Temporada restaurants in Canberra recently, then chances are they've been sourced from Wapengo Rocks Wild Organic Oysters on the South Coast. The first certified organic Rock Oyster farm in Australia, Wapengo Rocks is the brainchild of a former NSW ambulance officer who swapped the high-intensity life of an intensive care paramedic to be...
Plan your day, get your tickets – TEDxSydney this Friday in Bega
What's On
A world of ideas and inspiration lands in the heart of Bega this Friday (June 15) with the TEDxSydney Satelite Event at the town's Civic Centre. South East NSW has always been a place where informed and enlivened discussion can take place and Friday's program is an extension of that. TEDxSydney is the leading platform for the propagation of Australian...
River Cottage Australia host finds new work with ABC TV
Community
River Cottage Australia continues to build a fan base via SBS TV and showcase South East NSW to a national audience, but with just a hand full of episodes still to go to air, fans are asking what next? Tilba, on the Far South Coast of NSW was heartbroken when Keo Films and Foxtel announced in December 2016 that the show...
The June Long Weekend in South East NSW – told in photos
Community
South East NSW is a dynamic place to live and visit. Mine is a home of four seasons, of stunning landscapes, of creative people, of active people, people who do things and make things happen. Whether you live here or visit, South East NSW is a rich experience. Check out what the Snowy Monaro, Eurobodalla, and Bega Valley got up...
Wild horses that cross into ACT from Kosciuszko will be killed
News
Wild horses that cross into the ACT from Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales, where culling has been halted, will be killed, according to ACT Parks and Conservation. Director of ACT Parks and Conservation Services, Daniel Iglesias said the ACT's threatened plants, animals and water catchment needed to be protected. “Heavy hoofed animals damage waterways, cause erosion and trample habitat....
Lost horse “Rory” comes in from the cold of the Snowy Mountains
Community
A story of loss and reunion in the high country has been playing out for three and a half months, ending with the heart-warming reunion this week between a woman and her horse. Wanda Egan’s horse Rory escaped his yard from a camp in the Kosciuszko National Park on 15 February after another horse had taken fright and run through...
Three Billboards outside Narooma, New South Wales
Community
Inspired by an Academy Award-winning movie, Narooma's Peter Russell has taken a stand against the Adani coal mine planned for Central Queensland. The "three billboards" on the northern side of Wagonga Inlet will come down this week seven weeks after they first went up. Mr Russell hopes his message has left a mark on the thousands of motorists that have...
Community concern results in new look platypus viewing platform at Bombala
Community
The platypus' of Bombala are real, something I think many struggle to believe. Snowy Monaro Regional Council is moving to make sure locals and visitors can fully appreciate the simple spectacle these freaks of nature offer at dawn and dusk. New plans have been released for community comment following disappointment with the work already done on the $50,000 riverside platypus viewing...
500 cattle grazing the Monaro Highway “long paddock”
Environment
Dry times in South East NSW is pushing local farmers beyond their own farm gate and out on to the "long paddock" offered by the Monaro Highway. Motorists need to take care as 500 cattle munch and chew their way along the roadside, grazing on grass and nutrients their home paddocks have lost as the region moves towards drought. The...
Mulga Bill’s Bicycle points the way for Snowy Mountain’s Brumby management
Environment
When it comes to the poetry of Banjo Paterson I am more 'Mulga Bill's Bicycle' than 'Man From Snowy River'. Twas Mulga Bill, from Eaglehawk, that caught the cycling craze; He turned away the good old horse that served him many days; He dressed himself in cycling clothes, resplendent to be seen; He hurried off to town and bought a...
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