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Community groups and bushfire families benefit from Moruya's community garden

The Moruya community is looking forward to free water and a new orchard at the community garden.  Produce from Moruya's community garden is going to the Red Door Cafe's free weekly; the Disability Trust; Meals on Wheels and a number of families impacted by the bushfires.  The garden is set to get...

Revised Bega Valley Shire budget out for comment

Bega Valley Shire residents have three weeks to comment on the revised budget and fees and charges.  Council's revised strategic planning documents for 2020-21, including the draft revised delivery program 2017-2021; the draft operational plan 2020-2021, including council’s budget and Revenue policy; and the draft fees and charges for 2020-2021 have...

Royal commission into bushfire disaster resumes hearings, focus on aerial firefighting

The royal commission into the bushfire disaster is hearing from national agencies regarding aerial firefighting capacity today.  You can listen and watch live herehttps://webstreaming.lawinorder.com.au/rcnda For more information about the bushfire royal commission, including witness lists, and previous days' hearings go here: https://naturaldisaster.royalcommission.gov.au/

Cultural heritage mapped in Bega Valley to provide guide for development

Photograph: The Cultural Heritage Landscape Map shows which parts of the Bega Valley are more likely to contain areas of significance for Aboriginal people. Bega Valley Shire Council says it is committed to pursuing best practice when it comes to consideration of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage in our Development Control Plan  and is...

COVID-19 support grant extended for small businesses

The closing date for the Small Business COVID-19 Support grant, of up to $10,000, has been extended to 11.59pm on Tuesday 30 June 2020. If your small business has experienced a significant decline in revenue as a result of COVID-19, you may be eligible for the grant. Read more here: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au  

Greens announce Bega Valley's Cathy Griff as candidate for Eden Monaro by-election

 Cathy Griff, long-term resident of the rural hamlet of Tanja on the NSW Far South Coast, is the Greens candidate for the upcoming Eden-Monaro by-election. As a Bega Shire Councillor, Cathy said she's been at the forefront of issues including the climate emergency declaration and affordable housing. "Tablelands, foothills and coastal communities...

Police call for help in Mollymook sex assault investigation

 Detectives are appealing for public information as part of an ongoing investigation into the alleged sexual assault of a teenage boy on the state’s South Coast last year. Earlier this month, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced an investigation following reports a 14-year-old boy...

Road work between Mogo and Moruya to be carried out

Motorists are advised of changed traffic conditions from next week on the Princes Highway between Mogo and Moruya. Transport for NSW will be carrying out safety upgrades along an eight kilometre stretch between Lynches Creek and Shelley Road. Work will be carried out from Monday 1 June to Monday 3 August between...

Work on Snowy Mountains Highway starts next month

  The NSW Government has announced maintenance work will begin for a seven-week period, on the Snowy Mountains Highway next month, just as the Far South Coast opens up for tourism.  Transport for NSW will carry out work, which will start from Monday 1 June, to Saturday 18 July between 6.30am and...

Target closures "huge setback" says Bega Valley Shire mayor

    Bega Valley Shire Mayor Sharon Tapscott has voiced her disappointment about the Target Country closures announced late last week, a move which directly impacts the Merimbula and Bega stores. “It is particularly upsetting to hear this news after we’ve been through so much trauma over the past few months and really,...