The right balance between humans and flying foxes – Mayor Liz Innes
News
With the chatter of a small flying fox camp at Catalina being monitored, Eurobodalla Shire Councillors have endorsed a new management plan that looks to strike a balance between the needs of residents and this vulnerable native species. According to Council, there are currently around 1,600 Grey-headed Flying Foxes just south of the Batemans Bay CBD. Residents are being asked...
“We want to see a Jindabyne that copes with future growth and thrives on it for decades to come.”
News
“We want to hear about how we can create a fantastic place all year round for the Jindabyne community and the town’s many visitors," says Lee Shearer APM, who is leading the NSW Government's Go Jindabyne Masterplan. Ms Shearer and her team of planners and architects will be in Jindabyne on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (December 4 to 6) for a...
It’s raining! Is the drought over?
Environment
It's cold and the rain is falling steadily. As a brutal drought grips much of eastern Australia, is this good news? Is the drought finally breaking? Unfortunately, no. Professor Janette Lindesay from the ANU's Fenner School of the Environment is one of Australia's most distinguished climatologists. She says that while steady soaking rain is welcome, the long-term outlook for most...
Bega Valley ‘Bands Together’ to help farmers in Central West NSW
News
A bunch of Bega Valley locals have headed west to bring good times, support, and hope to drought-affected communities around Parkes. The Band Together Farmers concert (November 17) comes from the same crew that rocked and re-energised Tathra with Band Together after the March 18 bushfires. Led by former police officer Darren Jones, the local crew also included Jess Ryan, Peter...
Nine millionth pine seed planted as Tumut nursery wraps up sowing season
Economy
Nothing says it's been a big year like planting your nine-millionth seed. The Blowering Nursery at Tumut done just that, their nine-millionth pine seed for the year has just been put in a pot as part the annual six-week sowing program. This is the start of a journey that will see that seed become a seedling that the nursery will dispatch...
Gundaroo sewerage skeptics want solid rationale
News
Despite overwhelming community opposition to the installation of a sewerage plant for Gundaroo, Yass Valley Council is still pushing ahead with plans. The growing village, 40kms north of Canberra, has hitherto relied on on-site eco sewerage and septic systems, which are maintained by the owners. Residents also rely on tank and bore water only. The issue brings up questions as...
Firebirds add colour to Tathra’s new pallet this weekend
Arts & Culture
A new circle of friends has been born out of 'that day in Tathra' and this weekend their time, talent, and support for each other will be on show. The Tathra Firebirds emerged out of the bushfires of March 18 and have gone on to be a force of creativity and acknowledgment, reflecting the diverse experiences of 'that day'. Co-convenor Amanda...
The love and lottery of shorebird recovery on the Far South Coast
Environment
Twenty-five years of volunteering with conservation group Friends of Durras to protect endangered shorebirds is “enough to drive you to drink!” says John Perkins with a hearty laugh. Working independently since 1994 and in cooperation with the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) since 1999, volunteer groups along the coast of NSW have battled the weather, predators and human behavior...
Southern Tablelands on high fire alert as drought bites
News
Drought and approaching summer temperatures have combined to put the Goulburn Mulwaree and Yass Local Government Areas in danger of a high fire probability in the 2018/19 bushfire season. “The soil moisture content is low and there is no expected relief to the drought, and those things in the future can potentially cause grief for landowners in our region,” NSW...
Cobar Mayor on her way for ‘Raindance Eurobodalla’ this Friday
News
The long-serving Mayor of Cobar in 'way out central west' New South Wales says her community is grateful for the thoughts and efforts of the Eurobodalla in these dry, distressing times. Lilliane Brady OAM is the longest serving female mayor in NSW. She has just been elected as Mayor for her nineteenth year, having served as a councillor for 35 years. "If my husband was...
How about a hotel among the gum trees at the National Arboretum?
Environment
A new hotel, cabins among the trees and 50 newly planted zig-zag gardens in the central valley of the National Arboretum are all coming closer as the site grows faster than a rogue willow tree. And that means that what began as a patchwork of forests is rapidly changing shape as it expands commercially. The hotel idea isn't a new...
Eurobodalla to go to Level 2 water restrictions on December 1
News
The start of summer will see water restrictions in the Eurobodalla go up a notch, with Council enforcing level 2 restrictions from Saturday, December 1. Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Infrastructure Services Director Warren Sharpe says the measures will help conserve the Eurobodalla’s water supply as the region moves into its highest water use period. “Council appreciates so many people in our community...
“Stop importing rubbish chipboard furniture” – Ulladulla’s Denise Joy
Arts & Culture
Shabby chic sea change style with a distinctly Australian vintage feel characterises Dee's Funk 'n' Junk shop in Ulladulla. Vintage, retro and 'grungescent' décor is arranged in vignettes that use every last centimetre of the old shed that contains the shop's treasures. Music from a vintage collection of LPs for sale is always playing in the shop, setting the atmosphere...
Deer hunting rules relaxed to assist farmers in Southern NSW
News
Some deer hunting regulations have been lifted across the New South Walse allowing licenced hunters to assist local farmers manage deer numbers on their property. Member for Monaro, John Barilaro says its a necessary step to help control wild deer populations at this dry time. “I’ve seen first-hand how much damage deer can cause to a property, and the suspension of deer...
Canberra astronomers witness the lights going out on nearby dwarf galaxy
Science
Astronomers from the Australian National University and the CSIRO have witnessed the slow death of a neighbouring dwarf galaxy, which is gradually losing its power to form stars. Thanks to the CSIRO’s powerful Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP), the astronomers have witnessed this death in the finest detail ever possible. A new peer-reviewed study published in Nature Astronomy uses...
‘Let’s get serious about protecting heritage’ – Goulburn Heritage Group
Arts & Culture
Goulburn is no lightweight when it comes to history, reflecting national and state-significant heritage themes – that’s not surprising for Australia’s first inland city. It’s a position that deserves dedicated heritage co-ordination, Doug Rawlinson from the Goulburn Heritage Group says. Just back from a 'reconnaissance' to Bathurst and Orange where heritage is the number one tourist attraction, Doug is adamant...
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