Local News

Bega by-election ballot drawn

As is often evident in election results the position a candidate receives on a ballot paper serves the donkey vote well. With an Independent drawn at the top, it will be interesting to see the results from this election. The ballot draw for Bega has been announced on Friday (January 28) and...

Police appeal for public help with South Coast assault

Police have released a CCTV image and are appealing for public assistance as investigations continue into the assault of a security guard on the South Coast last year. Police have been told the guard was assaulted just after 10.30pm on Saturday 12 June 2021, while working at a country club in...

$25 million commitment for Emergency Precinct in Moruya

In an announcement jointly made by the Federal Labor Leader, Anthony Albanese Labor and NSW Labor leader, Chris Minns, the Eurobodalla region has been given a commitment of $25 million to an Emergency Operations Precinct in Moruya, including a much needed Emergency Operations Centre. Reviews into the tragic 2019/2020 Black Summer bushfires...

Community members awarded top honours

A number of members of the South Coast community have been acknowledged in this year's Australia Day Honours. Mr Brian Allan Wheeler from Batemans Bay recived a medal of the Order in the General Division for service to veterans and their families. Mrs Jan Elizabeth Phillips from the Deua River Valley received ...

South Coast stops to remember local teenager

The funeral of Laura Littlewood, who died tragically in a car accident south of Moruya on January 14, will be held in Broulee today. The Year 12 student from Moruya High School was described as being loving, thoughtful and kind. Friends and Family of Laura are respectfully invited to attend her funeral...

Investment in Moruya Emergency Management Centre

  An additional $31 million is being invested by the NSW Government for the construction of three new co-located Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) and Fire Control Centres (FCC) at Moruya, Tumut and Hawkesbury. Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience Steph Cooke said the RFS identified a number of existing FCCs as sub-standard...

South Coast students flying high

A number of South Coast Higher School Certificate (HSC) students have been listed among the high achievers across the state in 2021. Any of them who thought they might fly under the radar from the local East Coast Radio newsroom were sadly mistaken.  In a massive achievement, Emma Rafidi and Maisie Staples...

Free training for Eurobodalla young people

Free training is available for Eurobodalla residents to kickstart their career in events, hospitality or management. An initiative of Eurobodalla Council’s Employment Revolution project, the training includes nationally-recognised competencies in event management through TAFE and practical work experience at two local events. Eurobodalla Council’s Employment Revolution employment projects officer Amy Kovacs said...

Disaster Recovery grants for South Coast businesses

Small businesses and not-for-profits on the South Coast can now apply for grants of up to $50,000 to help them recover from recent storm and flooding events in NSW. It was announced in Mogo today (Monday January 24) that the grants are now available in 59 local government areas and are...

Cuttagee Bridge closed this week

Emergency repair works will be carried out at Cuttagee Bridge on the Tathra-Bermagui Road from today (Monday January 24) by Bega Valley Shire Council (weather permitting). Works will include driving piles to improve lateral stability and the replacement of several failed structural components below the bridge deck. This will require the bridge...