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Better water quality for northern Bega Valley Shire residents

Above: Senior treatment plant operator, Rob Jones with a sample of river water cleared using a new sediment reduction process. Residents in the north of the Bega Valley Shire can now enjoy crystal clear water from their taps thanks to a new process successfully trialled at the Brogo Water Treatment Plant. Bega...

Regional rollout of Pfizer vaccine into aged care homes begins

The first doses of the Pfizer vaccine are being rolled out to hundreds of aged care homes across the country. Aged care residents and workers are among the first Australians to receive the jab. The vaccine isn't mandatory. Leading Age Services Australia chief executive Sean Rooney says it's vital we protect the most...

Moruya calls for the design of new bypass bridge to be "beautiful"

Above: Looking at bridge designs…Tim Dalrymple, Moruya Business Chamber President (left) and Chris Manahan, Moruya Rotary President. The design of new bridge to be built for the Moruya Bypass should reflect the vibrant culture of the local community, says the Moruya Business Chamber. The idea is already attracting strong community support with...

Cobargo Showground not a dumping ground says council

  Above: Illegally dumped furniture and fencing at the Cobargo showground general waste skips. Misuse of a community waste service at the Cobargo showground has left local residents feeling frustrated. Bega Valley Shire Council introduced the service as a temporary response to the closure of the Cobargo waste transfer station, which was extensively...

Christina Kennedy's private art collection of Indigenous female artists goes on show at the Bas tonight.

  Above: Cheryl Davison’s Untitled (acrylic on cotton), gives a local context to Ngaranggal Muruda (Women’s footprints), which opens at the Bas tonight.  A brilliant exhibition of work from women Indigenous artists from around Australia will open tonight at the Bas at Moruya.  Ngaranggal Muruda (Women’s footprints), features works specially curated for the Bas from the private art collection...

Forestry Corp to log burnt South Coast forests despite EPA warning 

  Above: The critically endangered Swift Parrot is about to return to the South Coast from Tasmania, but it's feared this latest logging will destroy the species' remaining feed trees. There are only about 300 Swift Parrots left. Image courtesy BirdLife Australia.  Independent NSW MP Justin Field has slammed an announcement by NSW...

Eurobodalla mayor says Mogo bushfire recovery on track, despite concerns

Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes says recent public criticism from a Mogo business owner that Council has dropped the ball on Mogo's bushfire recovery is understandable, but says the village is receiving significant assistance from Council, and  says  beautification of the village is continuing.   The owner of the Mogo Lolly Shop...