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Free quad bike training available to local farmers

Far South Coast farmers will receive free quad bike training in a major boost to the safety improvement program aimed at reducing the number of deaths on rural properties across NSW. SafeWork NSW has partnered with Tocal College to deliver up to 100 training events in regional and remote areas across...

Highway upgrade works continue at Dignams Creek

Motorists are warned there will be changed traffic conditions from today on the Princes Highway at Dignams Creek as part of the $45 million highway upgrade to improve safety, which started last month. Roads and Maritime Services will carry out vegetation removal at the northern end of the project until Friday,...

Bega man charged after driving with a suspended licence

A Bega man has been charged with driving while suspended. On the morning of Saturday April 22, the 22-year-old was driving a Toyota Hiace van along the Snowy Mountains Highway in Bemboka when police noticed the rear taillights on the vehicle were not working. Police stopped the vehicle and issued the man...

Design consultant announced for new Bay Bridge project

Plans for a new Batemans Bay bridge are a step closer with the awarding of a contract for the concept design and environmental stage of the project. Member for Bega Andrew Constance has announced that Aurecon Australasia Pty Ltd has been awarded the contract for the new crossing over the Clyde...

Local events to be held remembering the arrest of bushranger gang

A series of public events will be held in Braidwood to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the arrest of Australia’s deadliest bushranger gang. Brothers Thomas and John Clarke led a gang that rustled livestock, ambushed gold shipments and robbed traders from Braidwood to Bega in the mid 1860’s. The Clarke Gang were...

Bega Valley ClubGRANTS applications closing soon

Time is running out for Bega Valley locals to apply for money through the ClubGRANTS program, with just a few days left. Residents with a community project are invited to apply for grants of up to $10,000 for projects that improve community wellbeing and address social issues in the Bega Valley...

Safety warning issued to wood fire owners

With the cold nights creeping in, Bega Valley Shire Council are reminding owners of wood fires to burn fuel safely and considerately. Council says fire burning efficiently with the right kind of fuel will save money and have a reduced impact on human health and the environment. Wood smoke contains noxious gases...

Surf patrol season wraps up on Far South Coast beaches

More than 100 rescues took place on Far South Coast beaches over the summer season. It comes as the flags come down to mark the end of the surf patrol season with rescue numbers declining but an increase in the number of fatalities with six deaths recorded, up from two from...

Investigations continue in Batemans Bay

Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a Far South Coast man whose body was located in a creek near Batemans Bay last week. About 8.45am on Tuesday 18 April, emergency services were called to a creek on Beach Road, Batehaven, following reports of a body in the...

Coalition’s proposal for public service departments

Eden-Monaro MP Mike Kelly says small businesses in Southern NSW will, suffer due to  the Coalition’s proposal for public service departments to justify their presence in Canberra. The local MP says the policy could hurt “thousands” of local businesses that economically depend on the capital’s population. The government announced a policy on...