Batemans Bay roadworks a start to Mackay Park redevelopment
News
A major upgrade of Beach Road at Batemans Bay is underway better linking the Princes Highway and Orient Street. Works began this week to modify the car park at the Batemans Bay Visitors Centre. Step one will see a widening of Beach Road to provide an extra left-turn lane onto the Highway. The car park is being reconfigured with the...
The Festival of Open Minds, highlighting personal stories and knowledge for change
What's On
Momentum around The Festival of Open Minds is building as people from near and far snap up the early bird discount and get ready to take part in this day of ideas and discussion. On Saturday, September 1, the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre will buzz with personal stories and the wisdom and knowledge of experts - speakers who will inspire your...
Resident concerns about Tathra – Kalaru Bike Track plan
News
The communities excitement around the development of the Bega Tathra bike track is undeniable, the recent arrival of two drop-in bridges at the intersection of Sapphire Coast Drive and Tathra Road has only added to the excitement for many; a sense that this long talked about project is happening. However, as the project picks up momentum, the reality of the...
Buy a bit of Batemans Bay Bowlo – online auction starts today
News
Fancy owning a piece of the old Batemans Bay Bowling Club? Equipment and furniture from the closed facility is up for auction starting today (July 25)! Eurobodalla Shire Council has engaged experienced government auctioneer Grays Online to run the sale. Items on offer include furniture, catering equipment, bar fixtures, and fittings, as well as audio and lighting. Council says objects...
Top food & wine experiences to try at the Queanbeyan Christmas in July Market Day
What's On
What is the best part of Christmas? Along with presents and time with family, I think young and old can agree the food and drinks make the day extra special! At this year’s Queanbeyan Christmas in July Market Day held at the Queanbeyan Showgrounds on Sunday 29 July 2018 from 10-4pm, belly-filling food and warming wines will be front and...
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...
The ‘almost full’ program for Bega’s Festival of Open Minds – Sept 1
What's On
Spring in South East NSW starts with a day of ideas and discussion; About Regional presents – The Festival of Open Minds on Saturday, September 1, 9:30 am to 5 pm at the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre. This day-long event features personal stories and the experience of experts in their field, people from near and far who will inspire your thinking and 'open...
Hugh Mackay in Bega for The Festival of Open Minds
What's On
Australia’s most respected and experienced social researcher, Hugh Mackay, believes something is wrong with our nation and in the lives of its citizens, and he is coming to Bega to explain what and why, but more importantly how he thinks we can change. For his new book, 'Australia Reimagined', Mr Mackay drew on his 50 years’ experience of listening to Australians and watching...
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...
Balkan Elvis is in the building and ready to deliver some Eastern Bloc Rock
Arts & Culture
Said to be a molotov cocktail of entertainment, ‘The Balkan Elvis: Eastern Bloc Rock’ is hitting the stage at the Canberra Theatre Centre for one night only this Thursday (July 5). Part road trip, part redemption tale, part rock’n’roll musical, it follows the exploits of Johnny Presley, the Balkan Elvis, as he searches for love, fame and fortune behind the...
Announcing Australia’s newest Aboriginal Festival – Giiyong at Eden
Arts & Culture
The inaugural Giiyong Festival on September 22 will be a celebration of traditional and contemporary Aboriginal culture, and a unique event for South East NSW. Twofold Aboriginal Corporation, Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council and South East Arts are working together to present this one-day multi-arts festival at Jigamy, just north of Eden. Giiyong will be the first event of its...
The ‘Red Door’ opens for live theatre in Narooma and Tilba this weekend
What's On
Moruya's dynamic Red Door Theatre Company is on the road this weekend for the final performances of their contemporary satire "All in a Night's Work". "Going on the road has been a brave," says Company President and cast member Anthony Mayne. "Bums on seats is key, ours is a region of people who don't tend to prebook tickets, which can be terrifying going...
Swap rubbish for pre-loved clothes at Batemans Bay Seaside Scavenge
What's On
The Eurobodalla's 'war on waste' just took a twist; Batemans Bay will host it's first Seaside Scavenge on Saturday, July 7. This day of trash, tunes, and treasure started in Coogee in March 2015 and has been taken up by communities around Australia, it first hit South East NSW last year at Lake Jindabyne. Seaside Scavenge is a waterway clean-up and...
Knowledge keepers – protecting native habitats
Community
Most of us understand the importance of nature conservation, but less is known about the native environment we live in and the plant species under threat or extinct in our area. It’s a sobering thought when we understand that without native habitats, our environment won’t survive. However, thanks to a small band of dedicated ‘knowledge keepers’, who are willing to...
Moruya’s Granite Town music festival announces 2018 line-up
What's On
Moruya might just be home to the best-kept secret on the Australian music festival circuit - Granite Town! Now in its fifth year, Granite Town is a community run, not for profit festival, and an evolution of the long-running Moruya Jazz Festival. ‘Moruya’s Funky Little Festival’ has just announced this year’s line-up and it doesn’t get much funkier than this:...
Health care with an artistic twist at South East Regional Hospital, Bega
Health & Wellbeing
  South East Arts (SEA) has turned the South East Regional Hospital in Bega into a music venue. The next lunchtime concert in the 'Uplift - live music and art program' is this Thursday (June 21) featuring well known local talent Andy O'Donnell and Corrine Gibbons. The first of the monthly concerts was held in February; an idea that forms part of SEA's arts...
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