Local News

Stolen ute from Bermagui set on fire

  South Coast Police have been told between 7pm on Sunday (16 January 2022) and 3am Monday (17 January 2022), a white Holden Colorado was stolen from a home on Golf Road, Bermagui. Residents of Wallaga Lake and Akolele woke on Monday morning to the sound of explosions coming from the roadway...

Truck fire at Clyde Mountain

  UPDATE: About 8.20am today (Tuesday 18 January), emergency services responded to reports of a truck fire at Clyde Mountain on the Kings Highway, Monga, near Pooh's corner, approximately 20km east of Braidwood. NSW Fire and Rescue have extinguished the fire. There are no reports of injuries. Officers from Monaro Police District are...

Constance confirmed as Liberal candidate

  Andrew Constance has won Liberal Party endorsement to stand against Labor's Fiona Phillips in Gilmore at the next Federal election. And the former Bega MP and State Transport Minister said he's taking a different approach to campaigning. He says his focus is on unity. "After 18 and a half years as a state...

Brown Mountain works continue

Recent landslips on Brown Mountain have been investigated by the Transport for NSW geotechnical team.  Maintenance will be carried out this week, with the view to reopen the road back up to two lanes before Australia Day (weather permitting).  The next planned major work is set to start early 2023, allowing time for further...

Police chase through Bega Valley

The Bega Valley was the scene of a high speed police chase involving multiple police vehicles over the weekend. Around 8pm on Saturday (January 15), South Coast Highway Patrol officers were patrolling Carp Street, Bega, when they stopped a Hyundai i35. Police spoke to the driver – a 44-year-old man – before...

Merimbula Airport to close for six weeks

Merimbula Airport will be closed for six weeks from 31 January 2022 to enable the runway extension and strengthening project to be completed as planned, with the airport expected to return to normal operation on Monday 14 March 2022. Bega Valley Shire Council Project Services Manager, Daniel Djikic said the decision...

Marine Tsunami Warning cancelled

The Bureau of Meteorology has cancelled the Marine Tsunami Warning for the NSW coast however a Hazardous Surf Warning is in place for the Batemans and Eden Coast today. Local residents on the south coast were issued with a Tsunami warning from the BOM just after 8:30pm on Saturday, after an underwater...

COVID-19 test result delays in Southern NSW

Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) has thanked community members for their patience during this period of record demand for COVID-19 testing services. NSW Health Pathology and private pathology laboratories are working tirelessly to ensure results are returned as soon as possible but testing capacity across NSW remains under enormous pressure...

Accident in Merimbula

Just before 9.30am today (Friday 14 January), emergency services were called to the intersection of Sapphire Coast and Merimbula Drives, Merimbula,  following reports a car had hit a tree. A NSW Police Spokesperson said the driver and sole occupant – a man aged in his 60’s – was freed from the...

Fatal accident on Kings Highway

A man has died following a multi-vehicle crash on the Kings Highway yesterday. About 12.15pm (Thursday 13 January 2022), emergency services were called to the Kings Highway, near Goulburn Road, Mulloon, between Bungendore and Braidwood after reports of a crash.Upon arrival, officers from Monaro Police District found a Mazda sedan and...