Inclusive new playground for Braidwood
News
Braidwood has been a favourite stopover on the Kings Highway for generations of Canberrans popping down to the coast. The stopover will now be much enhanced by a new playground in Ryrie Park. When Palerang and Queanbeyan City Councils were amalgamated in 2016, $500,000 from the $9 million Stronger Communities Fund was allocated to enhance the Braidwood town centre. Last...
New scam linked to ACT robs Goulburn pensioner of $2,100
News
A new scam has started up which is linked to an ACT phone number and late last month saw a Goulburn resident robbed of $2,100. NSW Police are warning people about the scam which preys on pensioners who are told they are to be given money. Hume Police District officers say that the hoax revolves around scammers ringing a victim...
Local heroes respond to horror crash near Jindabyne
News
So what do you do this week? Locals from the Snowy Mountains saved a life and are being praised for their quick-thinking and preparedness. Police report that at about 8:30 pm on Tuesday night (April 2) emergency services were called to a motor vehicle accident on the Barry Way at Moonbah, southeast of Jindabyne, where a silver Subaru Outback had collided...
Storms and drought combine to extend Cooma water headache
News
Cooma water continues to be an assault on the senses as Snowy Monaro Regional Council wrestle with the impacts of ongoing flash flooding. The bad taste and odour in the town's drinking water developed early last month on the back of storm activity along the Murrumbidgee River, upstream of the Cooma Water Treatment Plant (WTP). Large volumes of dirt and silt were flushed into...
Man dead at Eden, Bega man arrested
News
A 36-year-old Bega man has been charged with murder following the death of a man at Eden. Officers from South Coast Police District have launched a Critical Incident Investigation after being called to a home on Moorhead Street, Eden, at about 3.45 pm on Thursday (April 4), in response to a disturbance. Upon arrival, police say they became aware of...
Everyone needs to be at Pambula’s Rainbow Wave Festival – April 13
Community
What do you do if you grew up in the Bega Valley with the dawning realisation that you might be gay and fought isolation and bullying only to move back as an adult to find things haven't changed as much as you'd like? If you are Headspace peer worker Carly McDonald, you decide it's high time that some of the...
Indigenous reading program gets kids exploring the joy of reading
Community
Teachers struggling to help students with their reading need only look at 16 Indigenous students at Queanbeyan South Primary School who have set a new benchmark for improving their reading. Now, the national program is looking to help more pupils in Canberra and the surrounding region. Indigenous Reading Program chief executive Dan Billing says the children’s results in 2018 were...
Police find body after large-scale search for fisherman swept off rocks at Jervis Bay
News
Following a large-scale search and rescue operation, NSW Police divers have recovered the body of a man believed to be a 58-year-old fisherman who was swept off the rocks at Jervis Bay on Tuesday night (April 2). About 7 pm on Tuesday, the 58-year-old man was fishing from a rock shelf near Steamers Beach in Jervis Bay with two friends,...
Opening the family photo album at Canberra Museum and Gallery
Arts & Culture
Twilight shopping at the Monaro Mall. Blokes in high-waisted pants and hats, yarning in Garema Place. New townhouses with tiny trees and kids on tricycles. And a planning meeting for the Down to Earth festival at the Cotter with Jim Cairns and his electoral assistant, Junie Morosi. I'm at the Canberra Museum and Gallery, looking at the riches of the...
Country mayors ‘target’ looming store closures
News
Mayors from country New South Wales have made their pitch to corporate Australia just days out from the slated closure of a number of Target department stores. Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes, along with the Mayors of Gilgandra, Temora and Tenterfield, met with representatives of Target Australia earlier this week to raise concerns about the closure of Target stores in their...
Have your say on Princes Highway spending – what would you fix first?
News
One of the big-ticket items for the Bega Valley and Eurobodalla in last night's Federal Budget was announced 24 hours earlier on April Fools Day - the Morrison Government has committed $500 million to upgrade the Princes Highway between Wollongong and the Victorian border. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack says, "decisions on...
Landscape Rehydration Project rewarded with $3.8M grant
Environment
The Mulloon Institute (TMI) has been awarded a $3.8 million grant to continue and expand the Mulloon Community Landscape Rehydration Project, collecting vital scientific data on the hydrology and outcomes of the project. Interest in the Institute was revitalised following its appearance on the ABC TV Australian Story episode 'Hope Springs', further amplified by the Murray Darling Basin controversy. TMI...
‘Tough Love’ on drugs comes to Batemans Bay and Moruya this week
News
Two Eurobodalla mum's whose lives and families have been shaped by drug addiction have welcomed news that a drug and alcohol rehab centre is planned for Batemans Bay. In the Morrison Government's freshly minted budget, $9 million has been set aside for Mission Australia to develop a 10 bed, 12-week holistic rehabilitation program in the local area. The three-year funding package is geared towards...
Free Project 8 workshops allow Bega Valley youth to shape health messages and build creative career
Arts & Culture
Project 8, an inspiring music and digital media program is coming to Bega, Eden and Cobargo starting with the fast approaching Easter school holidays. Coordinator Gabrielle Powell, says the upcoming workshops will cater for the next generation of creative spirits and are geared towards promoting positive messages about staying safe and having fun. “The best alcohol and drug harm minimisation messages...
Got Lantana? Tackle it with FREE help from Eurobodalla Shire Council
Environment
Eurobodalla Shire Council is calling on landowners around Narooma to take advantage of assistance to manage Lantana before funding runs out and while the weed is growing vigorously - making herbicide more effective. "It's a good time to spray right now and sometimes that window is pretty short," Council’s Environment Project Officer Mitchell Jarvis says, "especially on rocky, sunny slopes,...
Good food saved from landfill and redirected to hungry bellies
News
Good food is about to get a second life through a new partnership between Sapphire Community Pantry and Bega Valley Shire Council. The NSW Environment Protection Authority has allocated $177,070 to Council’s Waste and Recycling team for a project that will redirect food from the Shire's landfill sites to The Pantry in Bega and on to the tables of local families....
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