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Changed traffic conditions on Princes Highway near Eden next week

Motorists are advised of changed traffic conditions next week on the Princes Highway near Eden Transport for NSW will be resurfacing the highway to improve skid resistance from 840 metres south of Nethercote Road to 250 metres south of Quarantine Bay Road. Work will take place from Monday 19 to Thursday 22...

Mackay Park pop-up display at Village Centre from today

Eurobodalla residents have an opportunity from today to put forward names for three spaces in the new Mackay Park aquatic and arts centre at Batemans Bay, and get a peek at the centre branding. The centre is due to open in February next year, and brand consultants have been engaged by...

Latest bushfire recovery video from Tourism Australia features Sapphire Coast

  The next video in the Open for Business series, a collaboration between the National Bushfire Recovery Agency and Tourism Australia, features the towns and people of the Sapphire Coast. The video highlights the recovery journey of our region and the resilience of our business community and community organisations. Watch the video and...

South Durras community up in arms over lack of Federal Government funding

  The Durras Community Association has called on the Federal Government to "start funding real on-ground actions to provide better bushfire protection for South Coast communities". ‘The Durras community has asked for some specific simple communications upgrades to be funded to improve local resilience for bushfires and other emergencies but the response...

Delays and smoke on George Bass

Motorists on George Bass Drive at Lilli Pilli could experience delays of up to 10 minutes while trees are removed as part of a project to realign a section of the road today. Eurobodalla Council is upgrading the bends at Grandfathers Gully on George Bass Drive, between Surf Beach and Lilli...

Stayz slams short-term rental cap for Bega Valley

  Leading holiday rental platform, Stayz today slammed the NSW Government’s decision to extend its night cap for short-term rental accommodation to Bega Valley Shire. The NSW Department of Planning, Environment and Industry has announced that unhosted short-term rental accommodation in Bega Valley Shire will be subject to a 180-day cap from...

Life jackets still an issue for boaters latest blitz finds

The weekend’s statewide waterway safety blitz, Operation Afloat and Alert, resulted in 57 fines for boaters and jetski riders found to be breaking NSW boating law. NSW Maritime Executive Director Mark Hutchings said the good news is the majority boaters – more than 80 per cent – showed they understood and follow...

Wallagoot's youngest entrepreneur does it for the dogs

Above: Wallagoot's youngest entrepreneur Lenny Roscoe. Image courtesy AWL.  A big shout out to Lenny Roscoe from Wallagoot, Lenny has been making homemade dog biscuits to sell to family, friends and neighbours. They have been selling well and he has decided to donate 20% of all his sales to AWL Far South...

Major work starts on new Nelligen bridge

Work is starting on a brand new connection for motorists travelling between Canberra and the coast with the first sod turned today on the new Nelligen Bridge. Member for Bega Andrew Constance said the $148 million project was being delivered by the NSW Government as part of its commitment to safer...