Local News

Global stars wish Batemans Bay community Merry Christmas

The Batemans Bay Business and Tourism Chamber, as part of their Visit Batemans Bay campaign, were inspired by the messages of Christmas love and support received from around the world this year from André Rieu, to Norah Jones, Stephan Moccio, Patrizio Buanne, Wesley Schultz (The Lumineers) and Patrick Roberts, courtesy of...

Your Bega Valley Shire Councillors

The results are in for the local government elections in the Bega Valley. The nine elected councillors are: Helen O'Neal, Karen Wright, Russell Fitzpatrick, Tony Allen, Cathy Griff, Mitch Nadin, David Porter, Liz Seckold and Joy Robin. Ms O'Neal who hails from near Cuttagee in the norther part of the shire, received the...

Hatcher new Mayor of Eurobodalla

Independent Mathew Hatcher is the Eurobodalla's new Mayor! Counting is finalised for the new Eurobodalla Council Mayor with a very close finish between Mat Hatcher and Karyn Starmer based on the final distribution of preferences. Hatcher received 21.87% of first preference votes ahead of Rob Pollock (17.85%) and Karyn Starmer (17.15%) with...

Storms leave south coast residents without power

Over the weekend, Essential Energy crews restored power to over 29,800 customers in the South East of NSW as severe storms worked their way across the state. Storms caused damage to the electricity network in Yass, Crookwell, Moruya, Jindabyne, Goulburn, Braidwood, Verona, Cooma and surrounding areas. Over 1,000 customers around Moruya were...

Bega Valley man stoked with 10K win

One lucky Bega Valley resident scored $10,000 in Bega Bucks on Friday night. The Bega Chamber of Commerce closed off Carp Street to host their late night shopping event. Hundreds of people turned up for it including Santa and there was only one man jollier than Mr Claus on the main street...

More beds and services for Eurobodalla Regional hospital

The masterplan for the new $260 million Eurobodalla Regional Hospital at Moruya was revealed at a site visit by the Premier Dominic Perrottet on Friday. “We’ve listened to the community, experts in health planning and our clinical and allied health staff. They want this new hospital to grow with the residents...

BlazeAid Cobargo finish up after two years

  The team at BlazeAid Cobargo have finished  the last of their fencing jobs today (Friday December 17). After an emotional safety briefing, long term volunteer Peter Flynn from Narooma, got the bagpipes out to play the teams that have been helping cobargo rebuild for two years, out the gate one, last...

Governor General on coast to present bushfire awards

If you've spotted a Rolls-Royce with Australian flags on it, cruising around the south coast, it's because the Governor General is in town.  David Hurley and his wife Linda, along with Deputy Rural Fire Sservice (RFS) Commissioner, Peter McKechnie, and Far South Coast District Superintendent, Angus Barnes, are on the coast...

Grants for Batemans Bay not-for-profits

Seven not-for-profit organisations (NFPs) in Batemans Bay are sharing $131,106 in grants for capacity-building projects that will strengthen these groups, so they can continue to support their communities. Funded through Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal's (FRRR) Investing in Rural Community Futures (IRCF) program, in partnership with The Snow Foundation, these grants...

Hatcher says mayoral race not over yet

  Over 80% of votes have been counted in the Local Government Elections and Mathew Hatcher is leading the race to be the Eurobodalla's next Mayor. Hatcher is 1100 votes ahead of Rob Pollock and Karyn Starmer (at the time of writing) and said it's a positive spot to be in but it's...