Eurobodalla coastline management – have your say
Environment
In the midst of ongoing and long-running community discussion about the Rural Lands Strategy, Eurobodalla Shire Council has opened a new environment and planning discussion. A Coastal Management Program is being drafted looking at how the region's 140km of beaches, headlands, and shorelines, from South Durras Beach to Wallaga Lake will be managed for the next 10 years. Council is holding...
Eurobodalla refugee action on the streets in Gilmore
News
The Eurobodalla Refugee Action Collective has taken part in a national day of action to mark the fifth anniversary of the Australian Government's resettlement ban and the reopening of offshore detention centres. RAC Eurobodalla along with concerned Shoalhaven residents gathered for a rally at the front door of Ann Sudmalis' Gilmore electorate office in Nowra. "July 19 marks the fifth anniversary...
Straws, coffee cups, water bottles, shopping bags – at the front line of the Eurobodalla’s war on waste
Environment
Those who live in or love visiting the Eurobodalla are being asked to "skip the straw" ahead of the second series of the ABC's War on Waste. In series one, the wit and wisdom presented by Craig Reucassel managed to see single-use plastic bags banned from supermarkets. When the second series returns to our screens on July 24, Craig explores our...
Monaro Highway crash adds to a shocking 48 hours
News
Seven people have died in the last forty-eight hours on NSW roads in five separate accidents, prompting senior police to issue a warning as the school holidays come to an end. Locally, three people were killed last night (July 18) on the Monaro Highway at Michelago, 40km south of Queanbeyan. Just before 11.30 pm, emergency services were called to the...
Bega Cheese network now extends to Koroit in Western Victoria with $250 million deal
News
Bega Cheese has announced the purchase of the Koroit dairy processing facility from Canada's Saputo Dairy. The facility in Western Victoria currently turns around 300 megalitres of milk into bulk and retail butter and milk powder. As part of the $250 million deal, Bega Cheese and Saputo have entered into a Transition Services Agreement and a Milk Supply Guarantee Agreement...
Bega Valley bushfire survivors welcome Keelty report but urge action
News
This week marks four months since that hellish afternoon that has left the people and landscape of Reedy Swamp, Vimy Ridge, and Tathra scarred. This week also brings significant progress for the new lives many are hoping to rebuild on the land scorched by those flames. The owners of the 65 homes destroyed are starting to receive written reports confirming their...
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...
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