Local News

Flying-foxes may soon flock to the Eurobodalla region

While the skies are quiet for now, Eurobodalla residents are reminded that spring is traditionally the time of year when flying-foxes start to return to the area seeking food and shelter.Historically the Grey-headed flying foxes have set up camps in the Batemans Bay Water Gardens, Catalina, Moruya Heads, Tuross Head...

A man has died in a house fire in Buckajo, Far South Coast

A man has died in a house fire at Peakhill Road, Buckajo. Emergency services were called out to the property just after 4 this morning. Upon arrival the property was engulfed in flames, but authorities managed to control the blaze soon after. A body believed to be a 57-year-old man, was located in...

A man wanted on outstanding warrants

Police are on the hunt for man who has five outstanding warrants. Jesse James Nagle also know as Rooney is wanted over fraud, traffic and prohibited weapons matter. Nagle has been known around the Surfside, Batemans Bay area. Nagle has been described as caucasian in appearance, brown hair, slim build, 165 centimetres tall...

Feedback on the Bega and Brogo floodplain risk draft

Our local community in the Bega Valley Shire district is encouraged to provide feedback on the Bega and Brogo River Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan draft. And documents will be placed on public exhibition.  It will represent the extension of the ongoing conversation between Bega Valley Shire Council and those living...

Warnings about silica dust

A report has been revealed that hidden dangers of silica dust has been detected, and health experts are warning all far south coast tradies and renovators to be careful. It comes after new figures of around 600,000 Australian workers are being exposed to the dust each year, resulting in more than 230...

South Coast hero

It's a tale of heroism surrounded by mystery. A man had saved the lives of a British couple from drowning whilst on holidays in Croatia, the rescue was over in minutes. But the man who saved their lives disappeared before they could thank him. After a desperate plea to the public on social...

Police tackling crime on water

South coast boaters will face random drug tests on top of breath tests  on our coastal lines for the first time, as part of a program rolled out by the Marine Area Command. It comes after three fatalities and nine serious accidents across our state waterways in 2016, and this year. The...

Glenbog State Forest

A far south coast company has been fined for breaches in logging rock outcrops and destroying the habitat of threatened and endangered native animals. Environment Protection Agency took action against Forestry Corporation New South Wales, which had started operations at Glenbog State Forest a few years ago. The Forestry Corporation has been...

Uproar from community members causes Logging to stop in Batemans Bay

Logging by Forestry Corporation, between Dunns Creek and Dog Trap road Batemans Bay has now stopped after five months of operations. It comes after intense protest from the community and the Environmental Protection Agency. Reports say that Forestry and the Government refused repeated requests to cease logging declaring the practice environmentally sustainable. Wildlife...

Hundreds take part in anti-Adani rallies at Congo Beach

250 people converged at Congo Beach, Eurobodalla to demand the federal Government stop Adani’s proposed coal mine in North Queensland.  A sign that was held up on the beach read #stopadani was photographed.   The group demands there is no subsidised billion dollar loan for Adani’s railway line.   The group say, the railway line for...