Candelo pool closed for repairs until late January
News
Candelo's famous Olympic-sized swimming pool will remain closed until late January after Bega Valley Shire Council discovered that the render was failing and the pool was leaking. The failing render was discovered when staff began preparing the pool for its seasonal opening this month. A press release issued by Bega Valley Shire Council on 19 November reports that major work will...
Nothing inadequate about national busking winners
News
The sound of music resonated through the streets of Cooma on Saturday with buskers coming from across the country for their shot at national honours at the Australian National Busking Championships (ANBC). Gold Coast trio The Inadequates were crowned the nation’s best buskers after impressing judges in the grand final concert held in Cooma’s Centennial Park. After winning the Stanthorpe...
PM unveils plans for War Memorial’s $500 million expansion
News
Official plans for the controversial nine-year $500 million Australian War Memorial Development Project include a new southern underground entrance, refurbishment of the main building, a new larger Anzac Hall connected to the main building, an extension to the Bean Building and public realm works. The Memorial has submitted a referral under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Act, including a Heritage Impact...
Goulburn and Moruya TAFE Spring Fling plant sales this week!
Community
TAFE NSW will host its second annual Spring Fling plant sale on this Thursday (November 21) at it's Goulburn campus, and for the first time, at the Moruya campus on Friday (November 22). Head teacher of horticulture, Gabriele Harding, who manages both campuses, says that students are keen to showcase their propagation work. "We have had small plant sales in...
Water restrictions in place as the big dry continues
News
Residents of Braidwood and Bungendore will need to further tighten their water use as the towns move to water restrictions for the first time since 2010. While mandatory water conservation measures have been in place at Captains Flat, Googong and Queanbeyan for some time, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) will introduce water restrictions in Braidwood and Bungendore from Friday (22 November)....
Eurobodalla mayor ‘disappointed’ after Rural Lands Strategy development knocked back
News
Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes is disappointed a small number of local property owners who hoped to build on their properties won't be able to develop their land after NSW Government changes to the Rural Lands Strategy Local Environment Plan amendment (LEP). “The document Council had endorsed is not the document the Minister signed off,” Cr Innes wrote in a press...
Solar systems for free – trial for low income households on the South Coast
News
For many, with all the best intentions in the world, getting solar on your rooftop is just too much of a stretch. The need to move to renewables has been brought sharply into focus with record temperatures across the country and bushfires burning out of control. However now, the South Coast has been included in a trail of up to...
Bega Valley Repair Cafe gives the broken and busted a second chance
News
Forget the tip - the Bega Valley now has a place where much loved but broken and busted appliances get a second chance. Bega Valley Repair Cafe is a not-for-profit community initiative with the purpose of repairing items rather than seeing them go into landfill. "It also provides a social connection for people as they learn how to repair everyday...
Simply irresistible: milliner’s tale a heady mix of art and fashion
Arts & Culture
Cynthia Jones-Bryson has been ahead of her field for quite some time. She's made hats for the former Governor-General of Australia, Dame Quentin Bryce, and last week, won the Myer Fashions on the Field Millinery Award at the Melbourne Cup Carnival for 2019. Ms Jones-Bryson works from her home at Jerrabomberra and told Region Media the award on Oaks Day in...
Climate change is making preppers out of all of us
Opinion
While living in my husband's homeland in Montana, USA, I became aware of the concept of 'preppers,' people who think that the world will end imminently and are getting prepared by moving to a remote area, learning survival skills like hunting and stockpiling goods they think will be useful at the end of the world. Yesterday, after seeing emergency preparedness checklists...
War veteran’s incredible feet walk from Melbourne for mental health
Community
Melbourne man Michael Ward has incredible feet and they've just completed the incredible feat of walking 625 kilometres from Melbourne to Canberra to raise awareness of mental health and suicide prevention. Mr Ward, or Wardy as he is known to many, said he had no blisters as he arrived at the Australian War Memorial last Friday, having walked from Melbourne in...
Queanbeyan parks itself in Australia’s top 10
Community
Not only does Queanbeyan boast the best steak in Australia, but it can also now lay claim to having two of the best parks in Australia. Queanbeyan Park, in the town centre, and Queen Elizabeth II Park, adjacent to the Queanbeyan River, have joined only eight other parks from across Australia to have received Green Flag awards at the recent Parks...
‘Big Ideas’ welcome to grow the Bega Valley jobs of the future
Business
Big ideas for tackling local unemployment and creating new job and education opportunities are being encouraged at two community workshops in Bega and Eden next week. Bega Valley Shire Council’s 'Jobs & Skills Bega Valley' project aims to get a better understanding of the local jobs market as it currently is and what needs to happen to expand employment opportunities?...
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