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Canning Street footpath renewal works to start this weekend

Bega Valley Shire Council’s footpath renewal program will be carried out in Bega’s Canning Street next, with the planned replacement of the current footpath in the new financial year. The works planned involve improvements along the eastern footpath and nature strip, including tree and footpath removal and replacement. Works will start with...

Eurobodalla Shire Council to host Family Day Care information sessions

Eurobodalla residents can learn how to combine their passion for children with a professional home-based career at free information sessions in the Shire next month. Eurobodalla Shire Council is hosting free Family Day Care small business information sessions to provide advice on how to join the professional network of Family Day...

ACT man loses licence and car after being caught speeding in Nelligen

An ACT man has had his car impounded after being caught driving at almost double the speed limit in Nelligen. Police stopped the vehicle on Friday night on the Kings Highway while they were conducting speed enforcement checks after detecting the Holden Clubsport sedan travelling east at 154 km/h in an...

Far South Coast projects receive funding boost in State Budget

The NSW Budget has allocated over $700 million for local infrastructure projects. Road projects including upgrades to the Princes and Kings Highways, the Dignams Creek realignment will receive a $360 million funding boost, along with $30 million for the Eden breakwater wharf extension. $3.2 million dollars has also been set aside for...

Funding available to fix Far South Coast roads and bridges

Bega Valley and Eurobodalla Shire Councils are being encouraged to apply for State Government funding to upgrade local roads, bridges and truck washes. The third round of the Fixing Country Roads program is open with a share of $100 million available, after the first two rounds saw the NSW Government commit...

Bega Valley to acknowledge National Refugee Week

Bega Valley locals will have the chance to learn what it’s like to be a person seeking asylum this week. To mark National Refugee Week, an event will be held at Bega’s Littleton Gardens on Friday to acknowledge the plight of people seeking asylum from conflict and disaster, while celebrating the...

Funding announced for new bridges at Batemans Bay and Nelligen

Two Eurobodalla bridges will be replaced. The NSW Government has announced they will be pledging $300 million in road infrastructure spending in this week’s budget for new bridges at Batemans Bay and Nelligen. Construction of a new Batemans Bay bridge is set to begin in early 2019, with the community to have...

Council confims no increase to Passenger Landing Fee at Merimbula Airport

Bega Valley Shire Council has apologised to the airlines servicing Merimbula Airport over a passenger landing fee increase. Following a letter from Rex Airlines where they threatened to reduce their services over the fee increase, Council says it was an oversight that resulted in an increase being included in their annual...

Dredging contract for Eden Wharf extension awarded

The dredging contract for the Eden Breakwater Wharf extension project has been awarded. Heron Construction Company Ltd will carry out the works to signal the start of the $44 million project that will see the Wharf extended by 110 metres, allowing cruise ships of up to 325 metres long to berth...

Dane's Dream about to become a reality

A Bega Valley athlete is in final preparations to run from Perth to Pambula to raise money and awareness for autism and mental health. After 14 years of training, Dane Waites will start his long journey home on Sunday, hoping to collect $500,000 in donations along the way. In preparation for his...