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Rosedale bushfire survivor and climate activist says farewell to his melted boat

Above: Rosedale bushfire survivor Jack Egan and his melted boat. Image courtesy, Jack Egan.  Rosedale resident Jack Egan has handed over his boat, painted with the message ‘We Want Climate Action!’, to the National Museum of Australia.  Jack's boat  was one of the few things left standing when he and his partner...

'Red flag' on Montague Island's prestigious green listing

Above: Montague Island's prestigious IUCN green listing may be threatened by the opening up of sanctuaries around the island to recreational fishing. Image courtesy Stuart Cohen, Bottlebrush Media.  The Eurobodalla's Nature Coast Marine Group says the prestigious International Union for the Conservation of Nature green listing of Montague Island - or...

Bushfire local economic recovery funding extended

Businesses and communities in bushfire impacted regions will now have more time to prepare and apply for grants under the $250 million Bushfire Local Economic Recovery  fund open round, which is co-funded by the NSW and Australian governments. The Federal and NSW governments today announced a new deadline for applications of...

Surf Beach tip temporarily closed

Surf Beach tip will be temporarily closed on Monday 30 November and Tuesday 1 December while Eurobodalla Council repairs some of the site’s internal roads and drop-off areas. The Surf Beach tip will be temporarily closed on Monday 30 November and Tuesday 1 December while Eurobodalla Council repairs some of the...

Last concrete segment placed on new Batemans Bay bridge

The last of 166 concrete bridge segments is now in place on the new Batemans Bay bridge, with weather on their side, the final section was lowered last Friday. Member for Bega Andrew Constance said the people of Batemans Bay had been eagerly watching the progress of the new bridge and...

Covid-19 found in Batemans Bay sewerage samples

Fragments of the virus that causes Covid 19 have been detected in samples taken on Tuesday this week from the sewerage system that serves Batemans Bay. The catchment takes sewerage from about 21,000 people in the district. NSW Health is calling on people in the area to get tested if they have...

Maritime collecting expired flares on Far South Coast tomorrow and Saturday

Boaters on the Far South Coast will be able to dispose of their expired flares at a number of collection points over the next few days. The NSW Maritime collection program will also have mobile collections in January and April. “Expired flares are classified as Class 1 explosives under the Australian...

Police ask for help to find man missing from Narooma since 2018

Above: Mr Verrall has been missing from Narooma since January 2018 and police are asking the public for assistance to help find him.  NSW Police are re-appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from the Far South Coast since early 2018. Garry “Munka” Verrall, then aged 62, left his unit...

New 50 space car park for Bega

The future parking options of Bega’s CBD will substantially increase when work begins early next year on a carpark facility on the former Plumb Motors site in Auckland Street. “The site was expressly purchased by Council in 2016 to increase the CBD’s parking needs,” Council’s Manager of Property and Project Services,...