Tag Archive: Bega Valley Shire Council

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A Councillor from South East NSW has suggested that 'bullying' is an issue Local Government needs to address in order to protect existing women Councillors and encourage a new generation of leaders. Speaking on the opening morning of the National General Assembly of Local Government in Canberra, the Bega Valley Shire's Jo Dodds told the 875 delegates at the National Convention Centre...
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Mayors, Councilors, and senior staff from shires and cities across Australia are in Canberra for the Local Government sectors annual get together - The National General Assembly of Local Government. President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), David O'Loughlin says for more than two decades the Assembly has identified, examined, and debated the most important issues and challenges facing councils...
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Band Together - The Tathra Bushfire Relief Concert has raised $160,000 for families at Reedy Swamp, Vimy Ridge, and Tathra recovering from the March 18 bushfires that destroyed 65 homes. An oversized cheque was presented to Mayor, Kristy McBain at the Jazz Festival Race Day at Sapphire Coast Turf Club, the donation taking the Mayor's Bushfire Appeal to $1.3 million. Just...
Sport
Rugby league talent from Southern NSW now has a clear path towards the big time with news that the Canberra Raiders long-held dream to develop a Centre of Excellence is going to happen. In this week's ACT Budget, the Barr Government allocated $5 million over three years towards a new state-of-the-art facility, NSW Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro, John...
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A familiar face will continue to put the Sapphire Coast in front of people wanting a holiday, with Anthony Osborne selected to deliver tourism marketing services on behalf of the region until 2022. The future of the local industry was turned upside down in mid-April when About Regional reported that Sapphire Coast Tourism (SCT) would not tender for the new contract....
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Two significant local real estate decisions out of this week's (May 23) meeting of Bega Valley Shire Council. An Aldi supermarket is set to become part of the Merimbula streetscape after Council today formally resolved to enter into a Contract for Sale for 103 & 105 – 107 Main Street with the German giant. Bega Valley Shire Council’s General Manager,...
Community
Local government in South East NSW is stepping forward with a range of ideas to cope with what has been described as a global crisis. In January 2017, China started demanding an almost zero contamination rate in the raw recyclable materials it accepted for processing from countries around the world. According to the NSW Environment Protection Agency, until recently China...
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The board of Sapphire Coast Tourism (SCT) have voted to wind up the organisation on June 30 unable to work with the budget direction of Bega Valley Shire Council (BVSC). For almost a decade, SCT has been responsible for promoting and maximising tourism opportunities between Bermagui and the Victorian border. Their current core budget of $386,000 comes from Council with...
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Premier Gladys Berejiklian has made a sweep of the Bega Valley and Eurobodalla making significant cash deposits along the way. It feels like a long time since a NSW Premier of any political persuasion ventured into the Bega Electorate for such a visit; yesterday's (March 26) won't be forgotten for a while. The day started with $10 million for Tathra...
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The full sale of Snowy Hydro to the Federal Government is a $4.2 billion injection into the New South Wales economy, and the Mayor's of South East NSW are lining up to spend it. Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, and Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro, John Barilaro have "ring-fenced" those dollars for infrastructure projects in rural and regional NSW. "4.2 billion...
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Bega Valley Shire Council says it's disappointed and frustrated by a recent incident of fish waste being dumped in a shared community space at Bermagui. New Wallaga Lake resident Deborah Taylor came upon the fishy horror scene one day last week while walking her dog at Bermagui Harbour. The heads of a number of big Marlin along with fish frames...
Environment
The Bega Valley is on the verge of reshaping its definition of garbage. The Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) bin collection that will start later this year will divert around 1000 tonnes of household waste from the shire’s landfill and turn it into high-quality compost. Garbage won’t be garbage anymore but the building blocks of healthy soil and a good garden....
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The beaches of the Bega Valley are clean and largely weed free for a reason. It doesn’t just happen. This 225 kilometre strip of gold and sapphire coastline is tended to like a garden, a huge community effort that has just celebrated ten years of grassroots environmental action. But as this collaboration between traditional owners, government agencies, and community organisations...
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A ten-month debate at Bega Valley Shire Council came to an end this afternoon with councilors voting to add fluoride to most of the shire's remaining water supplies. Council has been adding fluoride to the Bega-Tathra system since 1963, today's six - two result in the chamber will see it added to two of Council's other water supplies. The long...
Arts & Culture
Through her Australia Day address, Bega Valley Mayor, Kristy McBain has tried to advance the conversation about our national day. "With courage let us all combine in a celebration and conversation about our country," the Mayor told the 200 people gathered in Littleton Gardens this morning for the Shire's official Australia Day ceremony. An hour after the Bega ceremony concluded a...
Environment
A simple campaign to rid Bega’s Littleton Gardens of dirty cigarette butts is working, as spring takes hold and new growth claims its place. Volunteer Gardener’s Geoffrey Grigg and Marshall Campbell erected handmade “Bin Your Butt” signs throughout the garden three weeks ago. “We’ve seen an 80% reduction in the amount of cigarette butts littering the lawn and garden areas,” ...
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