Step ahead for Merimbula Airport and Merimbula Aldi
News
Two significant developments for Merimbula and the region more broadly are advancing with Bega Valley Shire Council submitting its Development Application for the upgrade and redevelopment of the Merimbula Airport terminal and the Southern Joint Regional Planning Panel approving the construction of an Aldi supermarket in the town. The community will soon be able to provide feedback on the airport...
OMG! – check out the new look Bega Valley Regional Gallery
Arts & Culture
Architectural concept plans for the new Bega Valley Regional Gallery (BVRG) have been released providing a glimpse into the future, plans that will transform the current site in Bega into a purpose-built world-class space. The plan prepared by Melbourne's Sibling Architecture forms a key component in the project's Development Application that will be lodged soon, a significant milestone in the...
First step in new management plan for Batemans Marine Park
News
A new management plan for the Batemans Marine Park is being drafted with the NSW Government promising, "the local community and environment will benefit from a new approach to marine management." Member for Bega Andrew Constance has welcomed the official start of the project with the park's Advisory Committee meeting this week as the first step in the process. “A...
Skier dies at Perisher Resort
News
A woman has died while skiing at Perisher Ski Resort in the Snowy Mountains this morning. A NSW Police spokeswoman said emergency services were called around 10:30 am after reports a person was injured. The woman was treated by paramedics but died at the scene. “Initial enquiries suggest the person suffered a medical episode and the incident was not being treated...
Big plans for ‘Birdsnest’ to be even more of a Cooma destination
News
Cooma fashion house Birdsnest is swooning on the back of their Canberra launch last week, building momentum for the online retailers next big thing. 'Big Bird' Jane Cay says the response from Canberrans has been enormous. "Canberra is very close to our heart, we have great support from the ACT through our online store and customers who drive to our...
Goulburn commuter rail push on again ahead of NSW election
Community
Around 18% of people living in the Goulburn-Mulwaree region travel outside of the area to work, and with an increasing population rail commuter links to Sydney and Canberra are on the agenda in the lead up to the NSW election in March 2019. However, it’s not the first time the inadequacies of country rail infrastructure and the Goulburn rail timetable...
British National arrested for Jindabyne sexual assault, investigation continues
News
Detectives in the Snowy Mountains have arrested a 28-year-old man outside a home unit in Jindabyne following last week's violent sexual assault. About 1.30am last Thursday (July 5), officers from Monaro Police District responded to a 22-year-old woman and  25-year-old man who had been assaulted on Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne. Police were told the pair was walking along the footpath after leaving...
Local cyclists promote road rules to address confusion and ease frustration
News
Cyclists in the region have been shaken by two recent road incidents, including one that resulted in the death of a 72-year-old man. Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the local man's death, and are appealing to the public for dashcam vision and any information. About 10:50 am on Saturday 23 June, emergency services were called to Mt Darragh Road...
$1.2 million for new Police Station for Braidwood, community to be consulted on location
News
Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro was in Braidwood on Monday morning to formally announce the $1.2 million funding for the Braidwood Police Station, which had been allocated in the 2018/19 State Budget. Mr Barilaro met with District Commander Paul Condon and QPRC Mayor Tim Overall to discuss the needs and priorities of the area and said it...
Keelty Report adds some meaning to Tathra’s bushfire experience
News
The man asked to review some of the circumstances surrounding the Bega Valley's March 18 bushfires has reaffirmed the communities' confidence in the men and women that went running into those flames at Reedy Swamp, Vimy Ridge and Tathra on that hellish afternoon. But Mick Keelty has also pointed to a number of operational and cultural areas in need of...
Life with an electric car in South East NSW set to get easier
News
Electric cars are still somewhat of a curiosity, they feel like something from the future that stirs excitement but at the same time hurts to think about. Plans are advancing, however, to make EV's - Electric Vehicles - less of a curiosity and more a part of our day to day. The brave and future focussed in our community are...
Police establish strike force after violent Jindabyne assault
News
Police have established a special strike-force in response to a violent assault in the Snowy Mountains last week and renewed their appeal for information from the public. As previously reported, at about 1.30am on Thursday (July 5), officers from Monaro Police District responded to reports a 22-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man had been assaulted on Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne. Police...
Police appeal for witnesses after cyclist dies following incident at Lochiel
News
Police are appealing for public assistance after a cyclist was killed on Mt Darragh Road at Lochiel almost two weeks ago. At about 10.50am on Saturday, June 23 emergency services rushed to help the 72-year-old man, about 20km north of Eden. He had suffered serious injuries and was taken to Canberra Hospital in a critical condition, where he died earlier...
Get your brain and heart ready for the Festival of Open Minds
What's On
As winter turns to spring South East NSW will gather for a conversation about change. About Regional presents - The Festival of Open Minds on Saturday, September 1 at the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre. This day-long event will inspire your toolkit for change, with ideas and stories that promise to be out of the box. Whether we like it or...
A sad farewell for whale mother and calf at Long Beach
Environment
Long Beach locals have been spellbound over the last fortnight by a 16-metre long mum and her 6-metre baby. It wasn't a family from Canberra but rather two Southern Right Whales, who appeared to be comfortable and at home in the sapphire waters north of Batemans Bay right up until last weekend. Resident Sue Middlebrook is encouraging anyone with a view of...
Community solar farm at Goulburn to be the largest in Australia
Environment
With around 20% of Australia’s electricity supplied by renewables, Goulburn’s community-owned solar farm is a step closer to reality with development approval earlier this year, land and technology identified and a financial analysis which began on Friday. The concept is being driven by Community Energy 4 Goulburn (CE4G) – a local not for profit group dedicated to sustainable economic, social...
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