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New playground opens at Evans Park, Kalaru

A new fenced playground has opened at Evans Park, Kalaru providing a much needed recreational space for the growing number of young families in the area. Bega Valley Shire Council’s Leisure and Recreation Manager, John Grady said the playground was made possible by the dedication of the Evans Park Committee who...

Regional lockdown extended for another two weeks

26th August 2021 NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced that the lockdown for regional NSW including the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley Shires will be extended for another two weeks up to Friday September 10 in line with existing orders for the Greater Sydney area. Everyone must stay at home unless they have...

COVID-19 fragments detected in Merimbula sewage system

25 August 2021 NSW Health has advised that fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been detected in the sewage system at Merimbula. The detection was from a sample taken over Sunday 22 August and Monday 23 August. Bega Valley Shire Mayor, Cr Russell Fitzpatrick said while the positive sewage result...

Far South Coast Lockdown - What You Need To Know

There have been no COVID cases and no traces detected in sewerage in the region today, Sunday August 15. There has been 1 new locally acquired case in the ACT. See the exposure sites here. Dr Kerry Chant today says NSW Health is monitoring sewerage testing on the Far South Coast and...

BREAKING: NSW to enter 7 day lockdown

2.45pm Saturday 14th August Member for Bega, Andrew Constance has announced through Facebook the following message. "This afternoon at 5pm we will be moving the region into a 7 day lockdown. This is going to cause our community significant disruption and I would ask everybody to follow the clear instructions from NSW Health,...

Latest Covid19 information for the South Coast

  2.30pm Friday 13th August While there have been no positive COVID cases in the Eurobodalla or the Bega Valley Shires at the time of writing after yesterday’s lockdown in the ACT, and an exodus of some residents of the ACT heading towards the coast before the lockdown deadline, has Eurobodalla Council...

Mia doing amazing things for South Coast women in business

  Bega Valley local Mia Maze has been named as a finalist for the 2021 AusMumpreneur Awards, in the Professional Services Award category, receiving acknowledgement for her dedication to fostering support for women in business, in the community. The CEO of Mazey consulting & coaching and co-founder of Sapphire Coast business women...

New all day carpark opens in Bega

Fifty-one new, all-day car parks, including four accessible spaces, are available in Bega with the completion of the Plumb Motors carpark on Auckland Street. Council’s Project Services Manager, Daniel Djikic said the new carpark will benefit the whole community including customers and employees within the Bega CBD as well as provide...

Eight arrested after protesters spray paint Parliament House, set fire to pram

Eight people have been arrested following a protest at Parliament House yesterday in which a pram was set on fire and activists glued their hands to the ground out the front of Parliament. Climate change activist group,Extinction Rebellion targeted Parliament House and Prime Minister Scott Morrison's parliamentary residence in Canberra with...

Police officer to appear in court after drink driving

A serving police officer has been charged with drink driving on the state’s South Coast earlier this year. On Friday 7 May 2021, officers from South Coast Police District commenced an investigation after receiving reports a 40-year-old man allegedly drove his vehicle under the influence of alcohol while off-duty. Following inquiries, the...