Flooding creates opportunity to refresh Bega Library, 10 day closure coming during school holidays
Arts & Culture
A freshen up for Bega Library - with new carpet and a kids reading nook on the way during a 10 day shut down. The popular community space will close for renovations from this Thursday (July 4) reopening on Monday, July 15 at 9:30 am. The closure will allow new carpet to be laid throughout the library after rain poured...
National Geographic recognises three South East photographers
Arts & Culture
It doesn't get much better than National Geographic when it comes to wildlife photography and this year three photographers from South East NSW are nominees in the Nature Photographer of the Year final. Famous for his fine art approach to Australian wildlife photography, Charles Davis whose work features in the BBC's new series 'The Magical Land of OZ ' makes most...
Queanbeyan rates up 2.7%, $140m capital works program adopted
Economy
Queanbeyan region residents will have to fork out about $100 a year more to meet their rates bill after the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council adopted its Operational Plan, Fees and Charges, and Revenue Policy for 2019-20. Rates, fees and charges will generally increase by 2.7 per cent, which is in line with the rate peg limit set by the NSW Independent Pricing...
Bupa commits to addressing care standards at Eden facility
News
Country communities have a reputation for taking care of their own - and that is largely true, so it has been confronting for many this week to hear that an Eden nursing home has again failed to meet basic levels of care. In a 16 page 6,500 word report based on a review carried out in March this year, the...
The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever is back in the Bega Valley supporting domestic violence services
Community
If you've never seen the music video for Kate Bush's 1978 song Wuthering Heights, (and I hadn't until now) the connections between the musician, flowing red dresses, free-form dancing, Emily Bronte's 1847 classic and domestic violence might seem tenuous - at best. But a global phenomenon, The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever, has sprung out of the song and for the...
Australia’s largest community-owned solar farm set to rise in Majura Valley
News
The ACT will be home to Australia’s largest community-owned solar farm after the proponent reached its $2.8 million investment target, with construction due to start by September. Canberra’s SolarShare will build its flagship 1MW solar farm in the Majura Valley after receiving over $2.36 million from more than 400 Canberra-based community investors and securing an $800,000 loan from local renewable energy...
Ladies in Black buzzing in Bega while Twyford project builds in Merimbula
Arts & Culture
If you want to see Spectrum Theatre Group's musical rendition of  'Ladies In Black' with added star power from director Frankie J. Holden, you'll have to get in quick - mid-season, almost all performances are booked out. Holden, who is juggling his volunteer role with Spectrum with a stint on TV soap 'Home and Away' leads a cast of 22 across the...
Braidwood ‘Ice’ arrests follow police raids at Moruya and Nowra
News
Further arrests and charges have been laid following a six-month investigation into large-scale drug supply taking in the Eurobodalla, Shoalhaven and Southern Tablelands. Strike Force Carex was established in December 2018 to investigate a suspected organised methylamphetamine (Ice) syndicate operating in Nowra, Moruya and surrounding areas. About 1 pm yesterday (June 27), investigators from the Region Enforcement Squad intercepted a...
Missing Batemans Bay man found in Canberra
News
Batemans Bay Police have confirmed a local man missing since Tuesday has been located in Canberra Simon Evans of Batemans Bay is 35 years old and was last seen at his home on Tuesday night (June 25). Police issued an appeal for information from the community yesterday (June 27) via social media, "he may be travelling in a grey coloured...
Council hand back of key community assets part of negotiation strategy
News
Bega Valley Shire Council is banging on the table of the State Government concerning the future of 16 key community assets including local surf clubs and Rural Fire Service (RFS) facilities. In doing so Mayor Kristy McBain has reassured the community of Council's commitment to these services. Councilors this week voted to "Give notice to the NSW Minister for Lands...
UNSW Canberra researchers use smartphones to track microplastics in Jervis Bay
Environment
UNSW Canberra researchers are using smartphones to help track microplastics in Jervis Bay in an important step toward understanding their sources and assessing their environmental risks. The research follows on from studies by the University of Tasmania in 2017 which found that Jervis Bay contained a higher level of microplastic pollution than Sydney Harbour – despite Jervis Bay being zoned...
Millions to be spent on big ticket Eurobodalla projects in coming year
News
Eurobodalla Shire Council has laid out a program of big ticket infrastructure works and community projects with the approval of its latest Delivery Program and Operational Plan Council expects to manage an income of more than $119 million in 2019-20. More than half will come from ratepayers, with the remainder from user fees and charges, grants, contributions and investments. Mayor Liz Innes...
Four month investigation blows open suspicious death at Bungendore
News
A four-month cross border police investigation has shed new light on the death of a man at Bungendore, with two people arrested this morning. On February 23, NSW Ambulance paramedics attended a residential address in Bungendore, where they treated an unconscious man who was purported to have taken a fall. The 56-year-old man was taken to Canberra Hospital and admitted to the...
Get ready for first Food Truck Friday in Merimbula – Woo Hoo!
Business
Fans of excellent street food and a warm community spirit should head to Spencer Park in Merimbula this Friday (June 28) for a Winter’s evening of conviviality. The first Food Truck Friday pop-up event for the Sapphire Coast is on, boasting a dozen or so of our best food vans, with fire pits and patio heaters, festoon lighting and live...
Local councils slugged with surprise bill from State Government
News
Local government across New South Wales are coming to terms with a last-minute big budget impost from the State Government. Snowy Monaro Regional Council needs to find an extra $207,000, Eurobodalla an extra $175,000, Bega Valley - $143,000, and Yass Valley - $114,000. Yass Mayor and Chair of the Canberra Region Joint Organisation of councils, Rowena Abbey says every council across the state is...
Goulburn man charged with weapon offences following stabbing
News
A man has been arrested and charged with firearm and weapon offences following a police search at a house in Goulburn. As reported earlier by Region Media, police officers attended the home in Caoura Crescent on Sunday (June 23) where a 39-year-old man had been stabbed in the neck A 33-year-old woman was arrested at the scene and charged with wounding...
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