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Merimbula Library Portal to close

The Merimbula Library Portal will close at the end of the month. Bega Valley Shire Council says due to declining use, the Portal based at the Bega Valley Regional Learning Centre will close on Friday June 30. The library returns box outside the Centre will remain and will be emptied on a...

Trees vandalised in Ford Park

Vandals have targeted more trees in the Bega Valley. Up to eight semi-mature Coastal Mahogany trees in the southern end of Merimbula’s Ford Park have been drilled and poisoned, less than two weeks after trees in Tura Beach were vandalised. Bega Valley Shire Council say they are disappointed by the attack, as...

Melbourne Cup Tour to visit Bermagui

A piece of the ‘race that stops the nation’ is coming to the Far South Coast. Bermagui will join racing history when it plays host to the iconic 18-carat gold Emirates Melbourne Cup on Saturday July 22, joining 30 other cities and towns across Australia and New Zealand as part of...

Eurobodalla road resurfacing works to start next week

Motorists are asked to obey signage and take care around planned road resurfacing works to be carried out by Eurobodalla Shire Council over the coming month on nine roads, including five cul-de-sacs. Asphaltic concrete to a depth of 30mm will be used on the roads to help meet the demands of...

Man charged with drink driving twice by police in one night

A 54-year-old man has been charged with drink driving after being caught twice in one night in Batemans Bay. Police report stopping a Mitsubishi travelling south on the Princes Highway on Friday night after noticing it was being driven erratically and crossing lanes. The driver was stopped near Berrima Parade in Surfside...

Feedback sought on management of Bega Valley estuaries

Bega Valley locals are invited to give their feedback on the management of some of the Shire’s key estuaries. Bega Valley Shire Council are developing New Coastal Management Programs (CMPs) for Wallaga Lake, Bermagui River, Merimbula and Back Lake, and Eden’s Lake Curalo. A survey has already taken place for the Bermagui...

Northern whale migration begins on the Far South Coast

The northern whale migration has kicked off on the Far South Coast, with migrating whales already being spotted from Eden to Kingscliff. Residents are being encouraged to head to their nearest coastal national park to seek out a vantage point to catch a glimpse of the whales on their annual migration,...

Gateway signs to welcome visitors to the Bega Valley

People entering the Bega Valley Shire from the North, South and West could soon be greeted with three welcoming signs telling stories of the local environment and heritage. A plan to welcome visitors through the main gateways of Eden, Bemboka and Cobargo started last year when Bega Valley Shire Council commenced...

Tathra residents plan to restore footbridge

Members of the Tathra community have come together in a bid to restore the Thatchers Flat footbridge destroyed during last year’s East Coast low. In a community consultation held in January, Bega Valley Shire Council asked local residents if they would prefer $50,000 allocated to repair the bridge to be spent...

New management for Eurobodalla swimming pools

Eurobodalla’s swimming pools are set to operate under new management. Following a tender process earlier this year in which four tenders were received for the regions three pools, Eurobodalla Shire Council voted to award the contract to Community Aquatics from July 1, replacing YMCA who have managed the pools for the...