Local News

Vandalism forces closure of Eden toilets

A number of toilets have been closed in Eden due to recent vandalism. The Eden Wave toilets near the cemetery and the toilets at the AFL field have been damaged and are closed until repairs can be carried out. Pipes have been broken, and roll holders, urinals and cisterns are damaged. Meanwhile the...

Merimbula bypass works continue on Market Street

Works are continuing on the Merimbula CBD bypass project. On Monday works will start on the other half of Market Street, with it to be reduced to one lane. Traffic will alternate under the control of traffic controllers during working hours, with temporary traffic lights in place after hours. The arrangements...

Entries open for ReVive Art Prize competition

Bega Valley and Eurobodalla artists are being urged to get creative and revive their recycled waste. Entries are now open for the annual ReVive Art Prize competition, which offers creative people the opportunity to reduce, reuse and recycle their way to $4,000. The works must be produced from at least 80 per...

Eurobodalla Landcare volunteers notch up 10,000 hours of service

Eurobodalla’s Landcare groups have reached an important milestone. In a first for the Shire, the 27 groups consisting of more than 300 volunteers have contributed more than 10,000 volunteer hours to local environmental projects in the past year from South Durras to Tilba. In dollar terms, the volunteers’ work was worth more...

Batemans Bay student participates in Secretary for a Day program

A Batemans Bay High School student has experienced working at the Department of Education. Year 10 student Jack McFarlane had the unique opportunity to be a senior executive in the NSW Department of Education as part of the 2017 Secretary for a Day program, which is part of Education Week. Jack shadowed...

Amnesty on overdue items at Bega Valley libraries

  Bega Valley locals will be able to return any overdue items to their local library without receiving a fine this month. An amnesty on overdue Bega Valley Shire Library items will run for the entire month of August prior to new overdue rules coming into effect from September 1. It is hoped...

National Missing Persons Week launched in the Bega Valley

National Missing Persons Week has been launched across the Bega Valley. The event was launched by Bega Valley Deputy Mayor Liz Seckold, Far South Coast Local Area Command Detective Sergeant Justin Marks and local crime writer Melissa Pouliot who revealed that her cousin Ursula Barwick who went missing nearly 30 years...

Eurobodalla Shire Council's Y Drive revs up

  Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Y Drive program has moved into first gear, with the first group of volunteer mentors ready to go after receiving training. The program pairs volunteer mentors with young learner drivers who don’t have access to a car or a supervising driver to accumulate the 120 hours of driving...

Redevelopment works announced for Pipers Lookout

A popular Bega Valley lookout will be redeveloped. The National Parks and Wildlife Service are planning a series of maintenance activities at Pipers Lookout in the South-East Forests National Park to refresh the popular landmark. The $125,000 redevelopment project will see the heritage features of the original Pipers Lookout maintained, the...

Management plans for Tuross and Coila Lakes on exhibition

Eurobodalla residents are invited to have their say on a draft plan that guides the future management of the Tuross and Coila Lakes. The draft Tuross River Estuary and Coila Lake Coastal Management Program is a 10-year strategic plan that focusses on protecting community values for the estuaries by addressing access...