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Look after your tackle...new campaign aimed at fishers

Discarded fishing line found at the Moruya Breakwall. Image courtesy Eurobodalla Shire Council.  Local and visiting fishers are being urged to ‘look after their tackle’ in a new nationwide campaign aimed at reducing lost fishing line in waterways. Fishing line is one of the top-20 items of litter impacting Australian waterways, where it...

"Strange and tragic" surf life saving season officially ends

Surf Life Saving NSW says it has been a "strange and tragic" season. Image courtesy SLS NSW. Surf Life Saving NSW has released figures for the 2019/2020 season which has officially ended. The organisation says it was a strange and tragic season for surf lifesavers with a higher than average number of...

Eden Monaro primary producers say climate change a major threat

Eden-Monaro’s drought and bushfire-stricken farmers are demanding that candidates in the area’s upcoming by election commit to meaningful climate change policies. In an open letter published in local newspapers today, nearly 60 primary producers from across the electorate say they experienced the impacts of climate change first hand when they battled...

COVID restrictions ease further for Far South Coast residents and across NSW

  Coronavirus restrictions are being eased further on the Far South Coast and across NSW.  From today the 50 person limit for venues is now gone, in favour of the one-person, per four-square metre rule. Community sport is returning and even some golf clubs locally are allowing two people per buggy.         

Calls for NSW government to claw-back koala extinction and protect habitat

The Far South Coast's vulnerable koala population suffered during the bushfire disaster as did many populations of the much-loved marsupials along the east coast. The bushfires, as well as continued logging and development on koala habitat, and a massive increase in land-clearing on private property in NSW, means if something...

New tourism initiative for Sapphire Coast launched

 Above: Gypsy of the Deep’by Sam Anderson, at Sculpture Bermagui 2019: The Destination Agency’s Managing Director, Anthony Osborne, is calling on all events managers, committees or anyone who has an event planned on the Sapphire Coast to register for the consultation phase. A new tourism recovery initiative commenced today - the Tourism...

Bushfire recovery drop-in sessions to resume in Bega Valley

Bega Valley Shire Council has joined with its recovery service partners to host a series of informal, COVIDSafe drop-in sessions starting in July, in bushfire impacted communities. “Before the pandemic, we were meeting face-to-face with people in their community regularly; having to stop that weighed heavily on us,” Mayor Sharon Tapscott...

Free COVID-19 pop-up testing in Eurobodalla this week

There’s a free pop-up/temporary COVID-19 testing clinic in Batemans Bay tomorrow, Tuesday from 9am-2pm at the Hanging Rock Oval Car Park (near the function centre), Beach Rd Batemans Bay. For bookings call 1800 999 880 (option 1) There’s a free pop-up/temporary COVID-19 testing clinic in Malua Bay on Thursday 2 July, ...

Maintenance on Batemans Bay Bridge starts tonight

    Motorists are advised of changed traffic conditions on the Batemans Bay Bridge from tonight for routine maintenance work to be carried out. To minimise impact to motorists, work will be carried out between 6pm and 5am on week nights from Monday 29 June for up to three weeks, weather permitting. Single lane...