Finally! The last concrete puzzle piece for Batemans Bay bridge in place
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It's taken 166 concrete bridge segments, but the last one was finally placed on the new Batemans Bay Bridge on Friday, 20 November. “The last ‘key’ segment was placed on the superstructure of the bridge near pier five on the southern foreshore of Batemans Bay," said Member for Bega Andrew Constance. “This marks a major milestone for a project that will...
Southern NSW records 35 straight days of no new COVID-19 cases
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The Southern NSW Local Health District has gone five weeks without recording a locally acquired COVID-19 case. The area is home to about 200,000 residents and includes Batemans Bay, Bega, Bombala, Braidwood, Cooma, Crookwell, Delegate, Goulburn, Moruya, Pambula, Queanbeyan and Yass. The last locally acquired case was on 19 October in Goulburn. READ ALSO: Batemans Bay Hospital nurse a finalist...
Issuing of first and last coins to be a hands-off event for collectors
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The highly anticipated annual queue at the Royal Australian Mint to get the last coin of the year and the first coin of the new year will be a hands-off event for keen collectors. To ensure the health and safety of visitors and staff due to COVID-19, the event, which is normally held onsite at the Mint in Canberra on the...
Victorians flock to Eden as New South Wales border reopens
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Eden's tourism operators and accommodation providers have been rushed off their feet since the New South Wales Government reopened the border to Victoria at midnight on Monday (23 November) for the first time in four months. Victorians flocked to the town on the South Coast of NSW - only 30 minutes from the border - looking for places to stay...
See: Canberra Raiders pay a special visit to Crookwell
Sport
Players from the Canberra Raiders, including captain Jarrod Croker and Sam Williams, paid a special visit to Crookwell on Tuesday, 24 November. A Raiders spokesperson said the visit provided a chance for the rugby league players to visit the town near to where Croker grew up in Goulburn, and where Sam’s wife, Sarah Gilbert, was raised. Sarah’s father, Ashley, is...
BOM issues region-wide warning for thunderstorms, hail and strong winds
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The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning as a large band of thunderstorms with damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rain makes its way across the region. The weather system stretches from Cooma in the south and west to Tumut and is heading straight for the Canberra region. The BOM issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the...
“Thought this day would never come”: Barton Highway duplication begins
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After more than seven years of lobbying the Federal Government, duplication of the Barton Highway has finally begun. NSW Senator Jim Molan, Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman and Yass Valley Mayor Rowena Abbey turned the first sod this morning (23 November) near Hall where stage one of the duplication will begin. Under stage one, duplication will continue from Hall to Kaveneys...
Council creating refuges to keep elderly people cool in summer
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Bega Valley Shire Council is working on a pilot program to keep its elderly and isolated residents cool during summer. Environmental management officer Michael Fiedler said the council wants to create safe places for vulnerable community members to escape to during extreme heat days. “Extreme heat events, including heatwaves, are estimated to cause more deaths in Australia than all other...
Country show committees nervous to go ahead despite green light
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Organisers of country shows in southern NSW say they have a big challenge on their hands next year. NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro recently announced that shows can go ahead from January 2021 with up to 5000 people. However, Goulburn Show Society president Jacki Waugh said she is worried about managing a COVID-19-safe event with...
Bega Valley mobile recycling centre for hazardous materials to resume operation
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The mobile Bega Valley Community Recycling Centre (CRC) will begin its free disposal service for small hazardous household items on Tuesday, 1 December, at the Bermagui Waste and Recycling Depot. Bega Valley Shire Council’s waste strategy coordinator, Joley Vidau, said the repurposed former horse float will enable people to dispose of small hazardous items that can’t go in kerbside bins....
Batemans Bay Hospital nurse a finalist for Judith Meppem Leadership Award
Health & Wellbeing
Nurse Lisa Wilson from Batemans Bay Hospital has been named a finalist for the Judith Meppem Leadership Award in the NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards. The award highlights outstanding nursing and midwifery leaders who continually exhibit excellence in leadership, focusing on values of teamwork, innovation, service, quality, compassion and integrity. Lisa is one of four finalists for the Judith...
Cherries in high demand as visitors swarm to Hilltops
Food & Wine
Of the countless things to do with cherries, the one thing people are finding hard to do right now in the Hilltops region is pick 'em. As the hills come alive to bucket bearing swarms of visitors, producers faced with the vagaries of the season are now finding it hard to keep up supply with demand. In a season where...
$5.25 million walking trail to link Batehaven to Malua Bay
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A new 30km walking trail will wind its way along the NSW South Coast, linking Batehaven to Pretty Point at Malua Bay via beaches and headlands. The Batemans Bay Coastal Headlands Walking Trail and Observation Point Viewing Platform will come with a $5.25 million price tag and showcase some of the best coastal vistas south of Batemans Bay. The walk is...
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