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Changed access to Batemans Bay foreshore

The community is advised of changed access to facilities on the northern and southern foreshores of Batemans Bay during the Christmas holiday period. From Friday 24 December, the foreshore upgrade and local roadwork will stop until Monday 10 January. Old Punt Road south of Wray Street is now open. This includes the...

Medical professional to run for seat of Bega

  A new candidate will run for the Seat of Bega in the upcoming by-election, after the seat was left vacant by former Minister for Transport Andrew Constance. Eurobodalla obstetrician and gynecologist for almost 20 years, Dr Michael Holland, will run as the Labor Party Candidate in the upcoming Bega by-election. Dr Holland...

Masks now mandatory in NSW and Victoria

  People on the south coast will need to grab their masks this morning. New South Wales and Victoria joined the ACT, Queensland and Tasmania in bringing back mandatory masks for indoor settings. The mask rules that were ditched on December 15 in NSW came back into effect from 12:01am on Friday (December...

South Coast boy gets Christmas wish

A six-year-old from the south coast who was left disappointed when his bike was taken last weekend, had his Christmas wish come true ahead of the big day.  Archie's mum, Giselle Savage, said the bike was left unattended near the Tura Beach Medical Centre around 8:30am last Saturday morning. "My hubby was...

George Bass Drive closes due to moisture under surface

George Bass Drive at Grandfathers Gully has closed less than half an hour after being reopened to the public. Eurobodalla Shire Council confirmed that moisture had been detected under a small section of the road surface (reportedly near Denise Drive), meaning the surface may become unsafe, which forced Council to close the...

Grey Army to save Christmas on south coast

The 'Grey Army' has been called in to save Christmas on the south coast. The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) is hoping empty -esters, mature aged workers and retirees will answer the call to help the hospitality industry survive extreme staff shortages this holiday season. Cobargo Hotel owner, Dave Allen, said he specifically...

George Bass Drive to reopen today

*Update: George Bass Drive at Grandfathers Gully has closed. Eurobodalla Shire Council confirmed that moisture had been detected under a small section of the road surface (reportedly near Denise Drive), which forced Council to close the road. The road will stay closed until at least 5pm Friday (December 24).  George Bass Drive at Grandfathers...

Masks mandatory in ACT from today

Indoor mask-wearing has been made mandatory in the ACT as the territory's Chief Health Officer, Dr Kerryn Coleman, said the newest variant of COVID-19 posed an increased threat to the region. "This is a common sense step," Dr Coleman said. "We've been here before and I don't consider this too onerous for us...

Bega Valley Council welcomes new Councillors

Bega Valley Shire Council congratulates the successful candidates in this year’s Local Government Elections. Acting CEO, Anthony McMahon welcomed the incoming Councillors and thanked the outgoing Councillors for their dedication and commitment over the last five years. “I’d like to congratulate all of the successful candidates and welcome new Councillors Helen O’Neil,...

Two new cases on south coast

Across New South Wales 93.4 per cent of people aged 16 plus have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine while 78.1 per cent of people aged 12 to 15 have had a double dose. NSW recorded over 3,057 new cases of COVID-19 to 8pm last night and there are currently...