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NSW Health confirms Covid-19 virus was detected again in Merimbula sewage

NSW Health has advised that fragments of the COVID-19 virus have again been detected in the Merimbula sewage treatment plant. This detection was from a sample taken over a period from Sunday August 29 and the morning of Monday August 30.  It was the third successive test from Merimbula that showed the presence of COVID...

New convenient and accessible facilities at Surf Beach

When COVID restrictions lift and visitors can return to Eurobodalla’s popular Surf Beach, they’ll find a brand new amenities block in place. Sitting within the footprint of the old toilet building, there’s two extra cubicles plus a new accessible toilet sited front and centre. Also added are two free-standing outdoor showers,...

Innovative Broulee oyster farmer goes global with SmartOysters app

Oyster farming can be a complicated business, dealing with hundreds or even thousands of baskets in a range of locations, each with oysters at different stages of growth and requiring different handling. Helping to manage it all is a new SmartOyster app developed by Broulee oyster farmer Ewan McAsh, who said...

Closures on the Kings Highway at Clyde Mountain start today

Closures on the Kings Highway at Clyde Mountain start today as work begins to remove hundreds of trees damaged in the Black Summer bushfires. The highway will be closed between 8am and 3pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between Misty Mountain and River Forest roads.Traffic control will be in place at Braidwood...

Police seeking information about unnecessary damage to a community park in Nelligen

Batemans Bay police are wanting to speak to anyone with information about extensive damage caused to the park near the tennis courts at Maisies Ln, Nelligen around midnight on Saturday night (28/08/21). This damage has outraged the Nelligen community and rendered the grounds unusable for families who regularly enjoy the park. It...

Sapphire Coast Boardriders among ClubGRANTS recipients

Twenty-nine organisations across the Bega shire will receive a total of $101,392 through ClubGRANTS funding this year, for projects that improve community wellbeing and address social issues in the shire. Bega Valley Shire Mayor, Russell Fitzpatrick said despite the continuing challenges of COVID-19 disruptions to our region, it was great to...

New playground opens at Evans Park, Kalaru

A new fenced playground has opened at Evans Park, Kalaru providing a much needed recreational space for the growing number of young families in the area. Bega Valley Shire Council’s Leisure and Recreation Manager, John Grady said the playground was made possible by the dedication of the Evans Park Committee who...