Local News

Local events to be held remembering the arrest of bushranger gang

A series of public events will be held in Braidwood to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the arrest of Australia’s deadliest bushranger gang. Brothers Thomas and John Clarke led a gang that rustled livestock, ambushed gold shipments and robbed traders from Braidwood to Bega in the mid 1860’s. The Clarke Gang were...

Bega Valley ClubGRANTS applications closing soon

Time is running out for Bega Valley locals to apply for money through the ClubGRANTS program, with just a few days left. Residents with a community project are invited to apply for grants of up to $10,000 for projects that improve community wellbeing and address social issues in the Bega Valley...

Safety warning issued to wood fire owners

With the cold nights creeping in, Bega Valley Shire Council are reminding owners of wood fires to burn fuel safely and considerately. Council says fire burning efficiently with the right kind of fuel will save money and have a reduced impact on human health and the environment. Wood smoke contains noxious gases...

Surf patrol season wraps up on Far South Coast beaches

More than 100 rescues took place on Far South Coast beaches over the summer season. It comes as the flags come down to mark the end of the surf patrol season with rescue numbers declining but an increase in the number of fatalities with six deaths recorded, up from two from...

Coalition’s proposal for public service departments

Eden-Monaro MP Mike Kelly says small businesses in Southern NSW will, suffer due to  the Coalition’s proposal for public service departments to justify their presence in Canberra. The local MP says the policy could hurt “thousands” of local businesses that economically depend on the capital’s population. The government announced a policy on...

Police find more than a defective tail light.

A 22 year old Bega man will Face court next month after his vehicle was defected by Police. Shortly before 7am on Saturday 22 April the accused was driving a Toyota Hiace van along the Snowy Mountains Highway, Bemboka when officers from Bega Highway Patrol observed the rear taillights on the...

Tuross Head's set for a facelift

Tuross Head’s urban bushland reserves are set to get a facelift. Eurobodalla Shire Council weed control contractors started primary weed control works late last year, working on treating priority weed species along foreshore reserves and in rainforests. Council’s environment team will also be doorknocking in priority areas, such as the foreshore, to...

Councils Draft Community Strategic Plan

Eurobodalla residents are invited to have their say on the Shire’s future vision by providing feedback on Council’s draft Community Strategic Plan.  The Community Strategic Plan which is on public exhibition until May 9 is reviewed every four years and outlines how Council, government agencies, the community and the business sector...

Nominate Your Town as LEGENDAIRY.

Far South Coast communities now have extra time to nominate their towns to become Australia’s LEGENDAIRY Capital 2017.  The nomination closing date has been extended to 5.00pm on Friday April 28 to give locals more time to apply. The program calls on people to nominate their town as the next LEGENDAIRY...

Eurobodalla a gold mine for fossickers

Fossickers can now go for gold in the Eurobodalla after Council agreed to declare the shire a NSW Fossicking District. The declaration is part of a NSW Government program designed to boost regional tourism by making it easier for fossickers to access certain land. Fossicking is the small-scale search for, and collection...