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Surf Beach tip temporarily closed

Surf Beach tip will be temporarily closed on Monday 30 November and Tuesday 1 December while Eurobodalla Council repairs some of the site’s internal roads and drop-off areas. The Surf Beach tip will be temporarily closed on Monday 30 November and Tuesday 1 December while Eurobodalla Council repairs some of the...

Last concrete segment placed on new Batemans Bay bridge

The last of 166 concrete bridge segments is now in place on the new Batemans Bay bridge, with weather on their side, the final section was lowered last Friday. Member for Bega Andrew Constance said the people of Batemans Bay had been eagerly watching the progress of the new bridge and...

Covid-19 found in Batemans Bay sewerage samples

Fragments of the virus that causes Covid 19 have been detected in samples taken on Tuesday this week from the sewerage system that serves Batemans Bay. The catchment takes sewerage from about 21,000 people in the district. NSW Health is calling on people in the area to get tested if they have...

Maritime collecting expired flares on Far South Coast tomorrow and Saturday

Boaters on the Far South Coast will be able to dispose of their expired flares at a number of collection points over the next few days. The NSW Maritime collection program will also have mobile collections in January and April. “Expired flares are classified as Class 1 explosives under the Australian...

Police ask for help to find man missing from Narooma since 2018

Above: Mr Verrall has been missing from Narooma since January 2018 and police are asking the public for assistance to help find him.  NSW Police are re-appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from the Far South Coast since early 2018. Garry “Munka” Verrall, then aged 62, left his unit...

New 50 space car park for Bega

The future parking options of Bega’s CBD will substantially increase when work begins early next year on a carpark facility on the former Plumb Motors site in Auckland Street. “The site was expressly purchased by Council in 2016 to increase the CBD’s parking needs,” Council’s Manager of Property and Project Services,...

Cool refuges to be created in a number of Bega Valley villages

Photo: Quaama Hall will feature as part of Council’s Cooler Places in a Warmer Climate pilot program. Bega Valley Shire Council is seeking community input to a pilot program aimed at reducing the incidence and severity of heat-related illnesses in three vulnerable shire villages – Bemboka, Quaama and Wyndham. ‘Cooler Places in...

Still time to nominate 2021 Bega Valley citizens of the year

Above (L to R) 2020 Award winners pictured in January this year with Acting General Manager Alice Howe, Australia Day Ambassador Jane Rutter, Michele Bootes, Colin Dunn, Mayor Kristy McBain, Clair Mudalier, Kiarna Woolley-Blain and Jennie Keioskie (Absent: Kate Lewis) Nominations are open for the Bega Valley Shire’s 2021 Citizen, Young Citizen (under 25s)...