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Far South Coast man charged with allegedly supplying illicit drugs

Police have charged a man over the alleged supply of illicit drugs on the Far South Coast. Investigators from the South Coast Police District searched a home in Berrambool, just north of Merimbula, around 3.30pm yesterday afternoon (Thursday 13 May 2021). A 47-year-old man was allegedly found in possession of illegal drugs...

Community invited to have say on Moruya Bypass

  The Moruya bypass is a step closer today, with the community getting the opportunity to have its say on the project’s proposed route. Member for Bega Andrew Constance said the chosen corridor will be used to develop design options for the bypass in the next phase of the project. “Bypass connections to...

Sink hole between Bega and Brogo

A large sink hole has developed on the bridge over Stony Creek on the Princes Highway in Angledale between Bega and Brogo.  Traffic is affected in both directions. Bega Valley Shire Council has blocked the northbound lane of the Princes Highway at the bridge while works continue.  Traffic lights are in place on...

Tathra Road at Jellat is open

The road between Kalaru and Bega is open this morning. Tathra Road at Jellat Jellat opened juust after 6:30am on Friday May 14 under traffic control. Council has advised motorists to drive with caution. No further flooding is expected in the Bega River however there are still a number of road closures around...

Merimbula Drive detour in place

 There's a diversion in place on Merimbula Drive, Merimbula, with work underway to repair the sinkhole. The road has been closed, with a detour set up via Monaro and Reed Streets, for the safety of workers and motorists. The detour is expected to remain in place until Saturday evening. (Photos: Bega Valley Shire...

SES rescue two at Towamba Bridge

NSW SES Units have been under the pump, with almost 50 requests for assistance in under 48 hours from Eden to Bermagui. In one of the calls last night, the Bega Valley SES Unit performed a flood rescue in Towamba. SES Volunteers helped NSW Police and Ambulance with a successful patient retrieval...

Bega Valley Shire Council appoints Acting CEO

Bega Valley Shire Councillors today agreed to appoint Mr Anthony McMahon as Acting CEO when the General Manager position becomes vacant in early July. Mayor Russell Fitzpatrick said it was more important to find the most suitable candidate than to rush a permanent appointment now. "All Councillors participated in the recruitment process,...

Tathra Road at Jellat is still closed

The Bega River peaked Wednesday morning, with minor flooding. The river level is falling and waters are slowly subsiding. Rainfall has eased throughout the Bega River catchment since yesterday however there are still a number of road closures around Bega including Tathra Road on the Jellat Flat.  Bega Valley Shire Council confirmed...

McBain: Missed opportunities in Eden Monaro

A federal election is on the horizon according to the federal member for Eden-Monaro. The Labor Party's Kristy McBain said last night's budget clearly signals the government wants to head to an election. "We can tell that because some of the tax breaks that are built in, are only built in until...

Road Closures: Jellat Closed between Kalaru and Bega

  The Severe Weather Warning for the South Coast today has been cancelled. There is a strong wind warning in place for the Eden Coast and a Minor Flood Warning is in place for the Bega River.  The weather conditions have led to a number of road closures and requests for assistance from...