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No new cases on South Coast today

Of the 935 locally acquired cases of COVID recorded across NSW, there have been seven new cases reported in Southern NSW to 8pm last night and no new cases reported in the Eurobodalla, Bega Valley or Snowy Monaro. New case location Southern NSW:  Three new cases are in Goulburn – all are linked to known...

Flubot scam frustrating South Coast

A high number of people across the South Coast have received unsolicited phone calls and text messages over the last month. Often pretending to be from a reputable company, the messages suggest a person has a missed call message or a package to be picked up but is in fact a...

Bega Valley local wins Rural Inspirational Woman of the Year

A Bega Valley Shire woman has taken out the 2021 Rural Rotary Inspirational Woman of the Year Award! Sarah Bancroft was recognised for her youth outreach work with the PCYC as part of her role with NSW Police. A massive congratulations to Sarah and everyone at Pambula Rotary who nominated Sarah. The...

New COVID cases in Eurobodalla

 Of the 1,284 new locally acquired cases in NSW, Southern NSW Local Health District announced 17 new COVID-19 cases in Southern part of the state, in the 24 hours to 8.00pm yesterday. Four cases are from Batemans Bay and are linked to the Batemans Bay cluster. While fragments of the virus have...

New venues of concern in Eurobodalla

A list of COVID-19 venues of concern around Batemans Bay has been published which includes: Woolworth's, Coles, the Reject Shop, Centrelink and the Commonwealth Bank in Batemans Bay, the Batehaven Post Office, Tomakin Auto Centre Service Station and Malua Bay IGA. See below from Southern NSW Local Health District for times and...

What the lockdown changes mean

Stay-at-home orders will be lifted for 12 Local Government Areas in NSW inclduing the Bega Valley and Snowy Monaro Shires from 1pm today (Thursday 16 September). Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the LGAs which are coming out of lockdown have been deemed low risk and have not recorded any COVID-19 cases for...

Bega Valley lockdown to be lifted

The Bega Valley and Snowy Monaro Shires will be lifted out of lockdown from 1pm today (Thursday 16 September). The Eurobodalla remains in lockdown with a total of six active cases. Five cases in Batemans Bay and one case in Catalina. Member for Bega, Andrew Constance has confirmed the Bega Valley Shire...

Findings in for Merimbula boardwalk renewal

More than 640 people provided feedback on the future of the iconic Merimbula Boardwalk throughout July and August, with the key findings now summarised in a Listening Report available on Council’s website. Council’s Project Manager, Amelia Souter, said the response from the community was very encouraging. “I’m really excited by the amount...

Merimbula cases confirmed as false positives

Deputy Premier, John Barilaro, confirmed the Bega Valley's lockdown situation would be reviewed with an announcement made later today (Thursday September 16). The review comes after Southern NSW Local Health District confirmed on Wednesday afternoon, two previously reported cases of COVID-19 in Merimbula were found to be false positives. The Public Health...

Virus detected at Bermagui

NSW Health has advised that fragments of the COVID-19 virus have been detected at the Bermagui sewage treatment plant. The sample was taken on 12 September. This is the first detection at the Bermagui plant, which serves about 1,800 people. Bega Valley Shire Mayor, Russell Fitzpatrick said it is concerning that COVID fragments...