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Bega Valley road works to commence this weekend

Bega Valley Shire Council contractors will start road micro-sealing work on the weekend. Due to the unpredictable weather conditions Council postponed the work earlier this week, but it has been rescheduled. The works will start on Scott Street in Wolumla on Saturday, and Merimbula’s Lake Street on Sunday. Works in Candelo’s Sharpe and...

Far South Coast drug drivers put on notice by police

Police are warning drug drivers on the Far South Coast that they will be caught. It comes after 35 drivers across the state tested positive to drugs during the National Day of Drug Testing on Monday. The day was part of a broader strategy called ‘Operation Austrans’ with NSW Police joining their...

Supermarket to donate income from plastic bag levy to Landcare groups

A Eurobodalla supermarket will donate its proceeds from a plastic bag levy to three local Landcare groups. IGA in Malua Bay has introduced a 10 cent charge on plastic bags to encourage shoppers to reduce waste and bring their reusable bags with them when they shop. The supermarket also provides cardboard boxes...

Council holding pop-up shop to help build a better Batemans Bay

Batemans Bay residents and business owners are encouraged to help Eurobodalla Shire Council develop a shared vision for the Batemans Bay town centre. Council is hosting a pop-up shop in the Village Centre at Batemans Bay next week to encourage the community to share their ideas for the town’s future. The sessions...

Police catch man driving 45 km/h over speed limit in Cullendulla

A 19-year-old man has had his licence suspended for speeding in Cullendulla. Batemans Bay Highway Patrol detected the vehicle travelling at 145 k/h in a 100 k/h zone on the Princes Highway on Sunday night. The vehicle was stopped and searched with police allegedly locating a small amount of cannabis. The driver was...

ACCC issues scam warning to online shoppers

Online shoppers on the Far South Coast are being warned to be wary of scammers posing as online retailers. The warning comes as the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Scamwatch service has received more than 1,000 reports of online shopping scams worth more than $150,000 so far this year. Australians in the...

Eurobodalla locals attend Moruya NBN Forum

Internet speed and mobile phone coverage were some of the key issues raised by residents at an NBN Forum in Moruya. Friday’s forum was attended by Labor Candidate for Gilmore Fiona Phillips and the Shadow Minister for Regional Communications Stephen Jones to push for more ‘Fibre to the Curb’ NBN to...

Hanging Rock works to continue this week

Works are continuing at Batemans Bay’s Hanging Rock regional sporting and educational precinct with an upgrade of the access road to take place this week. The work to be carried out by Eurobodalla Shire Council on Hanging Rock Place will connect the recently completed Beach Road roundabout to the sailing club...

LEDs to light the way in the Eurobodalla

The Eurobodalla is set to have improved lighting following an upgrade of its street lights. Eurobodalla Shire Council is working on improving energy efficiency across its street light network with crew starting to roll out new energy efficient LED street lights which will save ratepayers more than $150,000 a year in...

Police seek witnesses to Batemans Bay brawl

Police are appealing for witnesses following a street brawl in Batemans Bay last year. An 18-year-old man suffered serious head injuries in the brawl which occurred in a carpark at 12.10am on December 18. He was taken to Batemans Bay Hospital before being transferred to Canberra Hospital, and has since been released. Police...