Local News

Extra lift of Batemans Bay bridge scheduled for Saturday morning

The remaining barge used for marine construction of the new Batemans Bay bridge will leave the Clyde River this weekend. The community is advised of an additional opening of the Batemans Bay Bridge on the morning of Saturday 14 November to allow the barge to pass through. A lift opening is scheduled...

Man charged with Bega CBD break and enters

A man has been charged following an investigation into a series of break and enters on the South Coast earlier this week. About 11.45pm on Monday 9 November 2020, a post office window was smashed in Bega and a number of items stolen. The incident was reported to police and officers from...

New exhibition documents recovery of Eurobodalla's favourite garden

  Above: Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden manager Michael Anlezark with long-time Garden Friend Ken Foster have supplied the images for the ninth annual photographic exhibition and fundraising calendar. The Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden will open its annual photographic exhibition on Friday 13 November. For its ninth year the successful photographic competition and exhibition...

Far South Coast residents reminded to have a thunderstorm asthma plan

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners is reminding Far South Coast asthma sufferers to have a thunderstorm asthma plan at the ready. Thunderstorm asthma is caused by large amounts of whole pollen grains being pulled up into the clouds of an evolving thunderstorm. Small pollen allergen particles are released into...

Regional NSW, jobs and clean energy all winners in the NSW Government's Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap says NSW Conservation Council

The Nature Conservation Council says the NSW Government is moving up a gear to bring down emmissions and provide cheaper, greener clean energy and create thousands of jobs.  Image courtesy of Zhang Fengsheng. The Nature Conservation Council has welcomed today’s NSW Government Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap as a crucial step towards making...

Rock-fishermen swept off rocks at Jervis Bay

  A man has died, and a second man has been rescued after they were washed off rocks on the South Coast yesterday. Just after 3.15pm (Sunday 8 November 2020), emergency services were called to Moes Rock off Stony Creek Road, Jervis Bay, following reports two men had been swept into the...

Community groups reminded to apply for Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience funding

Community groups and not-for-profit organisations in bushfire impacted areas are reminded they have until November 15 to apply for their share of $25 million. The Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund is for disaster resilience, community well-being and social recovery. Resilience NSW Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons says funding of $20,000 to $300,000 is...

Kiah and Wandella halls to be rebuilt and restored

Above: The Wandella community is set to get a new hall.  The member for Bega Andrew Constance has announced a share of $3 million in funding will go towards rebuilding and restoring the local halls at Kiah and Wandella, as two of three community halls across regional NSW to be restored...

More rain and a gale force wind warning for the Far South Coast

More significant rainfall is expected in the Eurobodalla today, and a gale force wind warning is in place for the Eden and Batemans coast. The Bureau of Meteorology's James Taylor says over night some areas on the Far South Coast received up to 20mm and he says the rain will continue...