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Truck driver safe after fuel tanker overturned near Bega

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews have helped guide a truck driver to safety after his fuel tanker overturned at Kingswood, south of Bega, on the south coast yesterday. Two trucks from Bega Fire Station were first at the scene on Candelo Road, about 500 metres from the intersection with the...

Accident between Braidwood and Bungendore

UPDATE: The Kings Highway has reopened in both directions at Mulloon, east of Bungendore, after a serious crash involving a truck and two cars. The highway was closed between Goulburn Road and Mecca Lane. Diversions have been lifted, and traffic conditions have returned to normal through the area. For the latest traffic information, download...

Architects to provide concept designs for Kiah and Wandella hall

Bega Valley Shire Council has engaged architectural firms Stone Three Design, Complete Urban Pty Ltd and Facility Design Group Pty Ltd to provide concept designs for the new community halls at Kiah and Wandella. The halls were destroyed in the Black Summer bushfires. Infrastructure and Services Manager, Gemma Gill said each architectural firm will provide a...

Bega High Def photos to help secure power reliability

Essential Energy will soon take to the skies above Bega and surrounds, using handheld specialist high-definition equipment to undertake a further assessment on the condition of the electricity network in the aftermath of the devastating fires of late 2019 and early 2020. High-definition imagery capture will be taken along a more...

South Coast residents can register positive COVID test results

  Anyone who tests positive using a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) will now be required to register their result with Service NSW. Premier Dominic Perrottet said the new registration process was an important part of managing the pandemic. “NSW residents can register their result with just a few clicks on the Service NSW...

Fitzpatrick re-elected as Bega Valley Mayor

Bega Valley Shire’s new Council was officially sworn in at yesterday’s (Tuesday January 11) extraordinary meeting, with nine Councillors taking the oath or affirmation of office. Councillor Russell Fitzpatrick was re-elected as Mayor and Councillor Liz Seckold re-elected as Deputy Mayor, until September 2023. Acting CEO, Anthony McMahon congratulated the Mayor and Deputy...

Small grocers on south coast well stocked

Food shortages in some major supermarkets on the south coast is continuing  due to large numbers of staff in isolation with COVID-19 however some small local grocers remain well stocked.  Fresh produce, meat and dairy and products are the main items that are proving difficult to find in most south coast...

Vaccination clinic to visit Batemans Bay

The Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) COVID-19 Vaccination Mobile Clinic will be in Batemans Bay over the next four weeks to provide the local community with easy access to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The walk-in clinic will be in the SEARMS building at the Batemans Bay Community Centre, Museum Place,...

New rescue vessel bolsters Merimbula's boating safety

Minister for Emergency Services Steph Cooke today welcomed the newest addition to the Marine Rescue NSW fleet, a $329,000 rescue vessel based at Merimbula. Ms Cooke said the new Marine Rescue Merimbula 20 vessel was the latest of 38 rescue boats funded through the NSW Government’s record $37.6 million investment. “The NSW...

Traffic affected on Brown Mounatain

Traffic is affected in both directions on the Snowy Mountains Highway at Brown Mountain after a landslide occurred on Monday afternoon. Transport for NSW has managed traffic approximately two and a half kilometres east of Pipers Lookout where portable traffic lights allow motorists to pass in one direction at a time. Motorists...