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Detailed design for new Batemans Bay bridge revealed

The community is invited to view the detailed design for the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project. Member for Bega Andrew Constance today said the NSW Government has provided $274 million for the project which will improve freight access, reduce traffic delays in peak periods, and reduce economic and social impacts by...

Severe storm warning issued for parts of South Coast

The Bureau has issued a severe storm warning this afternoon The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe storm warning for large hailstones and damaging winds for people in the Snowy Mountains, ACT and parts of the South Coast, Southern Tableands, and South West Slopes Forecast Districts.   The warning was issued just...

New TAFE for Bega announced today

A new Bega TAFE is set to open in 2021 creating an education precinct in the town The NSW Government says Bega is set to become an education and training powerhouse with today's announcement of $17 million TAFE facility in Bega.  The announcement takes the total allocation for new TAFE NSW facilities...

Scammers move door-to-door on the Far South Coast

A spree of scams hitting the South Coast has moved from phone harassment and fraud to door-to-door theft, after an elderly woman was targeted in Quaarma this week. The con-artists pretending to be tradies stole $3000 from the woman's house on Tuesday, after gaining access pretending to be tradies.  It follows on...

Calls for rethink of deep ocean outfall planned for Far South Coast

Haycock Point, south of Pambula. Bega Valley Council is being asked to reconsider a deep ocean outfall off the Sapphire Coast. Image courtesy NPWS.  Bega Valley Shire Council is being asked to rethink its plans to construct a deep ocean sewage outfall as part of its $30 million upgrade to the...

Multi-million masterplan for Broulee sporting ground approved

The bitumen netball courts will be replaced under the plan.  Eurobodalla Council has approved a new masterplan outlining $3.4 million worth of future improvements to Broulee’s Captain Oldrey Park. The masterplan is the culmination of extensive collaboration between Council’s recreation team, user groups, and the wider community. Its aim is to provide a...

Far South Coast kids join nation-wide student strike for climate

Bega High student Matt Gibbs joined the strike at Littleton Gardens today.  Over 100 students from schools in Bega came together for a rally urging government, corporate and individual action on climate change today.  Students as young as 10 gave speeches to the crowd at Littleton  Gardens, which included supportive adults.  The students...

Motorbike collides with car on Beach Road, Batemans Bay

A 60-year-old motorcyclist has been choppered to Canberra Hospital after a collision with a car, in Beach Road Batemans Bay, earlier this afternoon.  The man was thrown off the bike on to on the windscreen of the car.  A NSW Ambulance spokesman says he is a serious but stable condition.

Far South Coast flying school decision to be handed down soon

A final decision on a proposed flying school for near Bega will be handed down in a fortnight.  A final decision on a proposed flying school near Bega will be handed down by a state planning panel on Thursday the 13th of December at a public meeting at the Bega Commemorative...

Shark warning for campers, fishers and walkers heading south

Far South Coast fishers, walkers and campers heading south across the border have been warned not to enter the water between Wingan Inlet and Point Hicks. Image courtesy DPI . Fisheries Victoria has issued a shark warning to Far South Coast fishers, walkers and campers heading south for the weekend.  The sharks...