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Tree clearing, habitat destruction costs Far South Coast resident over $20,000

Illegal tree-clearing and destruction of habitat at a coast reserve has cost one Pambula Beach resident over $20,000.  Bega Valley Shire Council has successfully prosecuted a Pambula Beach resident in the Land and Environment Court of NSW for unlawful clearing, destruction and poisoning of vegetation in Jiguma Reserve, at Pambula Beach,...

Youth Olympics Silver for Broulee champion Jaylah Hancock Cameron

Congratulations to Broulee's Jaylah Hancock Cameron, who has taken out a silver medal at the Youth Olympics in Argentina overnight  Broulee's Jaylah Hancock Cameron has taken out a silver medal in middle distance running at the Youth Olympics in Argentina overnight. Jaylah placed 2nd in the 1500m and 4th in the cross...

Eurobodalla Council warns illegal dumpers you may end up cleaning up your own mess!

Illegal dumping hotspots such as on Ridge Road on Malua Bay are coming under scrutiny.  Eurobodalla Council is using covert cameras in a bid to catch the shire’s illegal dumpers. The cameras can be remotely activated and are being used in illegal-dumping hotspots, in addition to ranger patrols and signage. Council’s Illegal Dumping...

Eurobodalla moves to water restrictions as rivers stop flowing

Level 1 restrictions will be introduced in the Eurobodalla, as water levels in Deep Creek Dam drop and the rivers stop flowing.  Eurobodalla Council will introduce level 1 water restrictions on Saturday 20 October 2018 to help secure Eurobodalla’s water supply over the summer months. Flows in the Deua and Tuross Rivers...

Man charged with assaulting children in Shoalhaven

A man has been charged with allegedly assaulting three girls and a boy in the Shoalhaven. Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad started an investigation after a three-year-old boy was taken to Shoalhaven Hospital with injuries last Wednesday. Police will allege the man also assaulted a 10-year-old...

Last minute reprieve for Merimbula-Eden taxi service and community

Following weeks of uncertainty Merimbula and Eden Taxis are set to stay on the road and transition to new owners.  Good news this morning and a hot-off-the press scoop from the Merimbula and Eden Taxi Service.  The service was due to close on the weekend. Owners Roger and Jenny Christie are both...

Over 20mm of rain recorded on South Coast

The rain is still falling this morning along the South Coast. The Bureau says another system is forming next week. Some decent rain has fallen on the Far South Coast yesterday afternoon and overnight with between 20 and 30 millimetres recorded in many towns and villages.  Bodalla even recorded just over 30mill.  Rob...

Motorbike casualty-crash stats above state average in Eurobodalla

Watch out for Joe Rider on South Coast roads this month. Eurobodalla Council says it's hoping a number of organised rides happening in the shire this month will help with driver awareness. Eurobodalla Council’s Road Safety Officer Kate McDougall says almost 16 per cent of all casualty crashes in the Eurobodalla are...

Arson squad called in to investigate Ulladulla fires

Police are investigating a series of suspicious fires at South Pacific Heathland Reserve, at Ulladulla Police investigating a number of suspicious fires in the Ulladulla area are appealing for public assistance. South Coast Police District, with the assistance from the Financial Crimes Squad’s Arson Unit, commenced an investigation into nine bushfires believed...

Narooma to gain three new Police Officers

South Coast Police District is soon to have three new police officers in the Narooma sector. Two officers will be stationed at Narooma over the coming month, with a senior constable starting on 14 October 2018 and an additional sergeant in the near future. Bermagui will also gain a new officer...