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FAR SOUTH COAST REX PASSENGER NOT ALERTED TO CORONAVIRUS INFECTION

  Above: At a media briefing this morning the NSW Premier said the number of cases is rising in NSW. The first cases of children under 10 to have coronavirus have been recorded.  While Far South Coast residents and businesses are being asked to do their bit to stop the spread of...

BEGA VALLEY SHIRE COUNCIL UPDATE ON CORONAVIRUS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

Please see media release from Bega Valley Shire Council. Thank you to the communication team at council.  Ongoing provision of Council services 24 March 2020 Council has moved to make changes to community services in line with State and Federal Government guidance about essential services; with Sapphire Aquatic Centre, including the gym, Bega...

EUROBODALLA SHIRE INFORMATION RE CORONAVIRUS CLOSURES

Thank you to Kellee Pisanos at Eurobodalla Shire Council for this update from council. Please read on:  Council’s doors open, for now Eurobodalla Council’s doors remain open for now, however General Manager Dr Catherine Dale is encouraging residents to do their business with Council online or over the phone. Dr Dale says everyone...

THREE CASES OF CORONAVIRUS NOW IN BEGA VALLEY, TWO IN THE EUROBODALLA

NSW Health has released its latest statistics for the southern region regarding the spread of infection of coronavirus in the community.  The Bega Valley Shire has gone from two to three cases confirmed, while Eurobodalla has moved from one to two cases.  NSW Health has committed to releasing statistics every day at...

EDEN CRUISE SHIP 'VOYAGER OF THE SEAS' LINKED TO COVID-19 CASE

Above: The Voyager of the Seas cruise which was in Eden on 6th of March has been linked to a case of COVID-19. NSW Health says a cruise ship which docked at Eden on the 6th of March has been connected with coronavirus.  NSW Health says there have been five cruise ship...

Third South Coast arrest by NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team

A third South Coast man has been arrested over an alleged terror plot. The 19-year-old from Falls Creek near Nowra was arrested  on Saturday and subsequently charged with one count of possession of an unauthorised firearm, contrary to Section 7 (1) of the Firearms Act 1996. The offence carries a maximum...

REX MOVES TO SUSPEND PASSENGER FLIGHTS TO THE FAR SOUTH COAST

The future of air services to the Far South Coast will need a life-line to continue Regional Express Airlines says.  The airline is moving to suspend passenger air services across the state including to Moruya and Merimbula.   Please see the following statement from Regional Express Airlines.  Following an emergency Board meeting on Sunday...

NSW PREMIER ENCOURAGES PARENTS TO KEEP KIDS AWAY FROM SCHOOL IF POSSIBLE - NSW PREPARES TO MOVE TO ONLINE LEARNING - HOWEVER SCHOOLS REMAIN OPEN FOR PARENTS WITH NO OPTION

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says keep your kids home if you can, but government schools will be open for parents who can't make other arrangements. There will be a move to online learning.  At a press conference this morning the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said while Far South Coast government schools,...

Bega Valley Shire Mayor Kristy McBain addresses the community

  Above: Kristy McBain addresses the community. Click on video below.  Mayor Kristy McBain has been at the forefront of the bushifre disaster informing the Bega Valley Shire community at every step.  Yesterday afternoon she addressed the Far South Coast community from outside the South East Regional Hospital, following confirmation of cases of...