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Old Punt Road boat ramp to reopen temporarily at the Bay

The Old Punt Road boat ramp will temporarily re-open so boaters can retain access to the Clyde River during construction of the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement. Member for Bega Andrew Constance said river access would alternate between the Clyde Street west and Old Punt Road boat ramps. “Transport for NSW is committed...

St Vincent de Paul opens second round of bushfire grants

The St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn has today opened applications for Stage 2 of Community Bushfire Grants funded by donations to the Vinnies Bushfire Appeal.“We are so grateful to Vinnies Bushfire Appeal donors for enabling us to distribute cash to assist recovery in bushfire-affected communities,” said John Feint, President...

New operations centre for Surf Life Saving NSW ahead of official season

Far South Coast surflife savers have welcomed the opening of a new state operations centre in Sydney yesterday. The $550,000 centre is designed to provide greater coastal surveillance and better emergency communications and coordination. A spokesperson says the centre was designed in consultation with other emergency services with the experience of the...

New rescue boat for Tuross Head by Christmas

Above: The new vessel is on track to be at Tuross by Christmas. Image courtesy Marine Rescue NSW. The construction of a new $400,000 rescue vessel for Marine Rescue Tuross has reached another important milestone, with the completion of welding stage of the building process. The progress is a shot in the...

Evans on her way to the AFLW Draft Combine

Former Tathra Sea Eagle, Tarni Evans, is set to showcase her talent at the upcoming AFLW Draft Combine.  The 18-year-old South Coast local is working hard to ensure she puts her case forward to be drafted by an AFLW club in the draft and felt humbled to get the call up...

Major shakeup for local health district sees 50 positions lost and 27 created

  NSW Health has confirmed a restructure of the Southern NSW Local Health District will mean the loss of 50 existing full-time positions in the organisation, but says there will be no forced redundancies and 27 new positions will be created.   A consultation paper for staff and unions detailing the restructure...

Local book clubs supported by new book sets at Bega Library

Image: 2020 reading hit, The Yield is available as a Book Club Set as well as other great titles. Whether your book club meets in person or online, Bega Valley Shire Library’s new Book Club Sets will make it effortless for you to source multiple copies of the same title and to borrow...

New wildlife garden in the Eurobodalla a model for residents

Above: Eurobodalla Landcarers spent a morning getting plants in the grounds of the new Moruya Library and exhibition centre water-wise and wildlife-friendly garden this week. Visitors usually find plenty to think about after stepping inside the Moruya Library and Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre. Now there’s inspiration to be found outside the buildings...

McBain pursues the Federal Government over bushfire funding

Above: The Joy in the Struggle, by Moriah Nelson 11 yrs, Arlie Richardson 10 yrs, Monique Sosa 11 yrs from  Towamba Public School. Image courtesy Kristy McBain Facebook The newly-elected Member for Eden Monaro, Labor's Kristy McBain, is pursuing the Federal Government over bushfire funding. In parliament last week Ms McBain asked Prime Minister...

New grants for businesses affected by border closure

The NSW Government is providing grants for small businesses in eligible local government areas that have been impacted by the closure of the NSW and Victorian border. The 'Southern border small business support grant' is designed to provide immediate, short-term cash flow assistance to help businesses survive or adapt to the...