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Commercial businesses asked to adhere to water restrictions in Eurobodalla

  BOM's rainfall outlook from 21st October to 3rd November. Eurobodalla Shire Council has asked commercial businesses in the shire to check its website to ensure their business water practices are in line with the current Level one restrictions introduced this week. Council is posting the current and previous week’s water storage and...

Powerlines down in Batemans Bay industrial area

  There is a power outage at Batemans Bay in the industrial area affecting about 17 properties at the moment, according to Essential Energy's outages service. We understand powerlines are down in the area. 

Bridge lift to cause traffic delays at Batemans Bay on Friday

Motorists are advised there will be delays and temporary lane closures on the Princes Highway between Clyde St and Wharf Rd while the Batemans Bay Bridge is lifted tomorrow.  The bridge lift is scheduled for between 11.45am to 11.55am. Delays of 15 minutes are anticipated. Traffic will be controlled and both...

Very High Fire Danger for Far South Coast today

There is a very high fire danger rating for the Far South Coast today, as well as the possibility of hail and severe weather in parts of the south east.  The Rural Fire Service says the very high rating is due to a combination of dry fuels, low relative humidity and...

Islands of Batemans Bay provide sanctuary for breeding penguins

The Snapper and the Tollgate Islands add scenic beauty to the idyllic seascape of Batemans Bay. Aside from their aesthetic value they hold another surprise which even locals are often unaware – breeding colonies of little penguins. Eurobodalla Council’s invasive species supervisor Paul Martin said little penguins were the world’s smallest,...

Showers with maybe storms on the way

It might not be much, and it might be patchy, but we'll take everything we can.  In some of the driest parts of the Bega Valley, which have recently missed out on the falls in the Eurobodalla, some soaking rain has fallen.  The Bureau says the rain showers will continue into tomorrow...

Bega Aboriginal Land Council saves coastal marsupials from foxes

Bandicoots and other important coastal marsupials are vulnerable to foxes, cats and loss of habitat. Image courtesy Bega Local Aboriginal Lands Council.  The Bega Local Aboriginal Land Council has completed a broad scale fox control program to help bring back small native mammals on over 1,000 hectares of Aboriginal land between...

Merimbula turns pink for breast cancer nurses

Kim Fish and Tanya Dwyer from Seeto, Dodd and Dwyer Merimbula Pharmacy There's a festival-like atmosphere in Merimbula today as retailers and the community turn pink to support breast cancer awareness and breast care nurses.  The Merimbula Chamber of Commerce has worked with the McGrath Foundation on Pink Up Merimbula. Tania Dwyer from...