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BREAKING - Missing Denhams Beach teen

Police are appealing for assistance to locate a 14-year-old girl reported missing from the Batemans Bay area. Bethany Shepheard was last seen at 8.00am on Tuesday at her Denhams Beach home. Bethany is described as being of Caucasian appearance, with brown shoulder-length hair, a medium build, 165 to 170 centimetres tall and...

Plant swap at Moruya Markets

Eurobodalla residents are invited to swap their weeds for plants this weekend. Eurobodalla Shire Council’s environment team will be holding a stall at the Moruya markets between 8.00am and 12.00pm on Saturday to hand out free Bush Friendly Garden Packs, which includes up to four free native plants to locals who...

2016 Archibald Prize coming to Bega

The Bega Valley Regional Gallery is preparing to play host to the biggest and most famous art prize in Australia. The 2016 Archibald Prize opens at the Gallery on March 24, and is one of only six galleries outside of Sydney to host the touring exhibition, with the works of all...

Truck accident closes Princes Highway

The Princes Highway was closed for several hours in both directions near Cobargo on Tuesday night following a truck crash. The crash occurred at 6.45pm on Tuesday evening five kilometres south of Cobargo, with the truck reportedly overturning while going down a hill, blocking both lanes of the highway. Diversions were put...

Council lifts Boil Water Notice

Bega Valley residents no longer have to boil their water before use. A precautionary boil water notice for residents connected to the Brogo-Bermagui water supply has been lifted. Effective immediately, Quaama, Cobargo, Bermagui, Beauty Point, Fairhaven, Wallaga Lake, Wallaga Lake Heights, Wallaga Lake Koori Village and Akolele locals will no longer have...

Runnyford Bridge to be replaced

A Eurobodalla bridge will be closed for seven months while a replacement bridge is built. A section of Runnyford Road will be closed from Monday while Eurobodalla Shire Council works to replace Runnyford Bridge. Located west of Batemans Bay, Runnyford Road will be closed from the western side of Runnyford Bridge to...

Plant guards and timber stakes taken from Cuttagee Point

Bega Valley Shire Council have expressed their frustration following the theft of plant guards and timber stakes from the Cuttagee Point revegetation project, which is being undertaken by Bermagui Dune Care with assistance from Council. The project is replanting native vegetation on some of the cleared areas of the headland to...

Bega Valley students to participate in science and engineering challenge

Far South Coast students are gearing up for a day of problem solving when the ‘Science and Engineering Challenge’ from the University of Newcastle comes to the Bega Valley for the first time on Friday. School students from across the region will gather at the Sapphire Coast Turf Club for the...

Entries open for Eurobodalla water-saving art competition

Eurobodalla photographers and artists could win up to $2,400 in prizes by participating in a water-saving themed competition. Entries are now open for Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Art₂0 competition, and can be any 2D media including photography, drawing or collage, but must reflect the benefits of saving and valuing drinking water. Winners in...

Police release photo of man they wish to speak to regarding motel damage

Police have released a still image of man regarding a malicious damage incident at an Eden motel last month. In the early hours of February 27, glass windows were smashed and chairs were thrown into the pool at the Eden Motel. The image pulled from CCTV footage shows a man wearing a...