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Cobargo swimming pool gets a makeover

The Cobargo Pool is looking a picture following an off-season painting project. Our outdoor swimming pool season is fast approaching, as Bega Valley Shire council staff and contractors prepare for re-opening, albeit in a COVIDSafe and slightly different way. Bega Valley Shire Council’s aquatic and leisure facilities coordinator, Nic Hoynes, said as...

BlazeAid Moruya looking for volunteers to work on remote properties

  Moruya BlazeAid is looking for fencing volunteers to help bushfire impacted properties. Camp coordinator Mary Howarth says volunteers are needed to camp out at a number of the remote large properties. She says not a lot of experience is needed, just willingness and commitment. For more information call Mary on 0429 936 7538...

Drivers warned of delays on the Clyde Mountain over next few days

Motorists are advised of upcoming investigation work and changed traffic conditions on the Kings Highway at Clyde Mountain from this morning. This essential investigation work will be carried out towards the top of the Clyde Mountain from today until Thursday 10 September and will impact the westbound lane, which will be closed...

Bega Valley SES find two missing people in one night

At approximately 6:15pm on Saturday night, the Eden SES Unit were called to help NSW Police in a search for a missing man around the Mount Imlay Walking Trail at Kiah, south of Eden. Within a very short timeframe, Eden SES had two crews on the road and reported that the...

Two Car Crash Near Broadwater Causing Delays

Motorists are being warned of traffic hold-ups on the Princes Highway North of Eden.   A two-car crash on the Princes Hwy at Haycock Road has closed the highway in both directions.  Cars are advised to take Nethercote Road - this diversion is suitable for light vehicles only. Trucks will have to...

Dalmeny local wins Australian Geographic Photography Award

The Australian Geographic Award-Winning Photo by Tess Poyner.  Dalmeny local, Tess Poyner, has taken out the 2020 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year's Junior Award, three years after first entering.  Ms Poyner told 2EC Mornings she had worked hard to make it to this point and to win the award meant a lot.  "I'm...

Kristy McBain delivers first speech in Parliament

  Member for Eden Monaro Kristy McBain has delivered her first speech in Parliament vowing to "supercharge bushfire recovery". Photo: Twitter @KristyMcBain After being sworn in as the first female MP to represent the Eden Monaro, McBain said she would work with anyone to ensure "a brighter future for your family and...

Closure of waste transfer stations in Bega Valley will be gradual

Bega Valley Shire Council's Director of Assets and Operations Anthony McMahon has confirmed the Bemboka waste transfer station will reopen with the facility to be serviced at pre-closure levels, one day a week. "What's being proposed is a gradual closure of some of those  transfer stations," McMahon said. The Bega Valley waste transfer stations...

Call for a radical rethink on firefighting

A new coalition of experienced fire experts has called on the NSW Government to make some fundamental changes in the way future bushfires are managed. The Independent Bushfire Group , which includes 12 fire management veterans and researchers, with more than 400 years of fire experience between them, recommends measures including...

New state-of-the-art chopper donated to RFS

Above: An RFS fire-fighting chopper.  The RFS is set to add another chopper to its fleet thanks to the Goodman Foundation.  Far South Coast communities are set to benefit from a state-of-the-art firefighting helicopter, donated by the Goodman Foundation in a first of its kind partnership with the NSW Rural Fire...