Bega Valley parking inspector goes full time
News
The Bega Valley now has a fulltime, dedicated parking inspector, following a trial that issued $76,000 in fines. Councillors have unanimously endorsed the new position pointing to positive feedback from local businesses. "Shop keepers speak glowingly about turn over being up," Cr Russell Fitzpatrick said at this weeks Council meeting. "One shop keeper I spoke to said he'd had a...
Capital result for ACT tourism with record visitor growth 
News
The number of overseas and domestic visitors to the ACT continues to grow, with the ACT Government touting the year ending June 2019 as the most successful for tourism on record. Tourism Research Australia Visitor Survey data released on Wednesday shows 2.90 million Australian overnight visitors, 2.31 million Australian day-trippers, and 266,278 international visitors came to the capital in the...
Poultry processor needs 40 per cent of Goulburn’s daily water
News
A poultry farmer wants to use 40 per cent of Goulburn’s daily water consumption to process 192,000 chooks a day in an $83 million planning application awaiting NSW Government approval. The water must be fresh out of the tap. Recycled water is unsuitable. And with 192,000 birds a day to be processed at full capacity and 14 litres of water...
Police appeal following aggravated break and enter at Michelago
News
NSW Police are appealing for information following an aggravated break and enter at a service station at Michelago, just south of Canberra. The alleged offence occurred at about 2.15 am last Wednesday, 2 October, when two unknown men broke into the service station. The two men, wearing balaclavas, allegedly stole a number of items including cash, cigarettes, tobacco products and...
Second person charged over kangaroo deaths at Tura Beach
News
NSW Police have charged a second man over kangaroo deaths at Tura Beach on the NSW South Coast. A 33-year-old Tura Beach man attended Queanbeyan Police Station today (10 October), where he was arrested and charged with torture, beat and cause the death of an animal. Following extensive inquiries, a 19-year-old Numbugga man was charged on 1 October and remains...
Flying foxes in Northern NSW dying with Eurobodalla migration due
News
A dry summer in the Eurobodalla will not only present its challenges for people but flying-foxes too. Flying-fox populations in northern New South Wales are crashing with many animals being found dead due to malnourishment. Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Flying-fox Officer Natalie Foster says drought conditions and habitat loss have led to a food shortage for flying-foxes in northern parts of...
Community help needed to solve Snow Gum Dieback mystery
Environment
Citizen scientists in South East NSW are being asked to help in a vast study investigating what is killing Australia’s iconic Snow Gums. Dr Matthew Brookhouse from The Australian National University (ANU) says very little is known about 'Snow Gum Dieback’, despite it being a widespread phenomenon throughout the Australian Alps. “Snow Gums are an iconic part of the Australia Alps –...
“Life is about language,” which is why ‘climate emergency’ fits
Opinion
Having earlier accepted the term 'climate emergency' in the wording around the Shire's soon to be exhibited Climate Resilience Strategy, a rescission motion from Cr Robyn Bain brought the matter back to the chamber for discussion at Bega Valley Shire Council today. "Life is about language," Cr Bain told the overflowing room of onlookers. In Cr Bain's view the term 'climate...
PODCAST – Festival of Open Minds, Aly Khalifa
Podcast
Currently living in Wollongong, Aly Khalifa is an innovator of global stature focused on social impact and sustainability. Aly is driven by harvesting plastic waste from our oceans and turning it into useful products as part of a circular economy. His training as both a designer and mechanical engineer, coupled with deep international manufacturing experience, has enabled him and his...
It’s time for ‘Straight Talk’ on domestic violence – Eden, Merimbula, Bega
Community
The community is invited to an honest and frank conversation about domestic violence as Bega Valley support services look to deepen and extend their work and influence of the last 30 years. The SEWACS Staying Home Leaving Violence program with support from the Social Justice Advocates and the local Domestic Violence committee are hosting a series of events - 'Straight...
“We are rightly under the microscope” – new manager, Bupa Eden
News
There is a new manager in charge of the Bupa aged care facility in Eden, one who isn't dodging the home's history while looking to restore confidence and lift care standards. Annette Guilfoyle hit the ground in May, the months before had been filled with concern for residents in the 85 bed home, with Bupa Eden, sanctioned by the Federal...
Eurobodalla committee taking action on drugs wins funding for youth
Health & Wellbeing
The Eurobodalla Cares - Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) has received funding to engage with the region's young people and set them up for making positive, healthy life choices. Action Team Chair, Robert Richmond says the investment from the Alcohol and Drug Foundation will "allow PCYC to run another 4000 activities for individuals." "We are so pleased to partner with...
Shadow Minister for South Coast tours Bega and Moruya
News
The Bega Valley and Eurobodalla now has a shadow minister in Jodi Mckay's new look NSW Labor ministry. Ryan Park has always been the Shadow Minister for the Illawarra but, "I asked for the South Coast to be added because I felt people down here didn't get the advocacy they needed," Mr Park says. Based in Wollongong as the Member...
Kezie Apps wants more than three rounds of NRLW in 2020
Sport
A National Women's Rugby League (NRLW) Premiership is the latest in a long list of sporting achievements for Cobargo's Millie Boyle. Having already represented her country and her state, Millie and her Brisbane Broncos teams mates were decisive winners over the St George Illawarra Dragons in yesterday's season decider. But the Bega Valley was a winner either way with Bega's...
Project 8 changing attitudes these school holidays – Bermagui, Bournda
Health & Wellbeing
The next stage of Project 8 launch in the second week of the school holiday with workshops in Bermagui and at Bournda National Park. With the support of South East Arts, young people aged 12 to 20 will explore lyrics, rhymes, music and video technology, dance and movement with local professional creative practitioners. The end result will be positive messages...
New ideas for climate action up for discussion in Eurobodalla
News
The 600 people who filled the lawn in front of the Eurobodalla Shire Council during the Global Climate Strike on September 20 wanted action on climate change at all levels of government. “They are determined, passionate and clear about what needs to be done to avert a climate catastrophe," says Allan Rees from Eurobodalla 350.org “It was bigger than any...
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