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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...

New cases of COVID on the South Coast

Southern NSW Health District hasconfirmed two new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded on the Far South Coast overnight. One case in Batemans Bay and one case in Catalina (just south of Batemans Bay). Both cases have reportedly been identified as close contacts of existing cases. This takes the total number of active...

Investigations continue into serious crash in Cooma

CCTV Images and vision have been released as investigations continue into a crash that left a police officer with serious head injuries in the states Southern Region last month. About 8.20pm on Monday 30 August 2021, officers from Monaro Police District were in pursuit of a confirmed stolen utility on the...

Batemans Bay man wins $1 million

  A Batemans Bay man who's been dreaming of winning the lottery since 1979 has finally done it. The man was one of three, division one winners in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 4112, drawn on Monday 13 September. They each scored a division one prize of $1 million. Jenna Crompton from Cignall Batemans...

Case linked to Southern Meats Goulburn

Southern NSW Local Health District is working with Southern Meats Goulburn to identify close and casual contacts following confirmation of a COVID-19 case linked to the abattoir on Tuesday. It is the second case linked to the abattoir in three months. The new case will be included in Wednesday’s numbers. In Canberra, Chief Minister...

Eden Monaro rolls up sleeves to get vaccinated

Vaccination rates in the South East are among the best in the state. Every Local Government Area in the Eden Monaro has hit at least 70% of single dose vaccines, with the Bega Valley recording 80% and the Eurobodalla reaching 85%. While 52% of the eligible population in the Eurobodalla, and 53%...

New Bega Valley exposure site

Another new COVID-19 exposure site has been identified in Merimbula on the South Coast. If you visited the Merimbula Woolworths on Saturday September 4 from 3:30pm to 4:40pm, you are considered a casual contact and must get tested immediately and Self-isolate until you receive a negative result. You should continue to monitor...

Support for job seekers on the South Coast

The Federal Government is funding two local employment projects that will see up to 40 young job seekers on the South Coast benefit from training in hospitality and basic land management. The Morrison Government’s Local Recovery Fund is providing $55,000 for a pop-up community café in Eden later this month, while...

South Coast local catches monster shark

In the local fishing scene, a Bega Valley local has come up with a monster catch over the weekend. Emma Badullovich caught a huge seven-gilled shark while fishing in Twofold Bay near Eden. The fish was caught on 10 kilo tackle, in 6 meters of water on a filet of sergeant baker. Elsewhere...

Double vaccinated adults can meet from today

No new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded on the South Coast with 1,257 new locally acquired cases across the state in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. 78.5% of the eligible population in NSW have received a single vaccination, while 46.2% have had a double dose. As of Monday September...