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Authorities seize large haul of illegal abalone near Tathra

Four men have been apprehended with 867 illegal abalone near Tathra. Image courtesy DPI . The NSW Department of Primary Industry says four men have been apprehended in possession of 867 abalone near Tathra on the Far South Coast. Director of Fisheries Compliance, Patrick Tully, said the four men, who are yet...

South Coast emergency departments experiencing increased demand

South Eastern Regional Hospital at Bega  The Southern NSW Local Health District says emergency departments across the Southern District continued to experience increased demand in 2018, with 681 more emergency presentations compared to the same quarter last year, a 2.7 percentage point increase. Chief Executive Andrew Newton said despite this increase, 83...

Detailed design for new Batemans Bay bridge revealed

The community is invited to view the detailed design for the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project. Member for Bega Andrew Constance today said the NSW Government has provided $274 million for the project which will improve freight access, reduce traffic delays in peak periods, and reduce economic and social impacts by...

Severe storm warning issued for parts of South Coast

The Bureau has issued a severe storm warning this afternoon The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe storm warning for large hailstones and damaging winds for people in the Snowy Mountains, ACT and parts of the South Coast, Southern Tableands, and South West Slopes Forecast Districts.   The warning was issued just...

New TAFE for Bega announced today

A new Bega TAFE is set to open in 2021 creating an education precinct in the town The NSW Government says Bega is set to become an education and training powerhouse with today's announcement of $17 million TAFE facility in Bega.  The announcement takes the total allocation for new TAFE NSW facilities...

Scammers move door-to-door on the Far South Coast

A spree of scams hitting the South Coast has moved from phone harassment and fraud to door-to-door theft, after an elderly woman was targeted in Quaarma this week. The con-artists pretending to be tradies stole $3000 from the woman's house on Tuesday, after gaining access pretending to be tradies.  It follows on...

Calls for rethink of deep ocean outfall planned for Far South Coast

Haycock Point, south of Pambula. Bega Valley Council is being asked to reconsider a deep ocean outfall off the Sapphire Coast. Image courtesy NPWS.  Bega Valley Shire Council is being asked to rethink its plans to construct a deep ocean sewage outfall as part of its $30 million upgrade to the...

Multi-million masterplan for Broulee sporting ground approved

The bitumen netball courts will be replaced under the plan.  Eurobodalla Council has approved a new masterplan outlining $3.4 million worth of future improvements to Broulee’s Captain Oldrey Park. The masterplan is the culmination of extensive collaboration between Council’s recreation team, user groups, and the wider community. Its aim is to provide a...

Far South Coast kids join nation-wide student strike for climate

Bega High student Matt Gibbs joined the strike at Littleton Gardens today.  Over 100 students from schools in Bega came together for a rally urging government, corporate and individual action on climate change today.  Students as young as 10 gave speeches to the crowd at Littleton  Gardens, which included supportive adults.  The students...