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Tree removal works at Congo paused

Eurobodalla Council has deferred the tree removal works at Congo to seek further legal advice and is continuing conversations with the community. Congo Road passes through private property in the area of the proposed works. The landowner is concerned about their exposure to risk of liability in the event of an...

Dual names accepted for south coast sites

Four spiritual sites that make up a creation story on the far south coast have been dual named, respecting ongoing Aboriginal connection to Country. Kane Weeks from the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) said the dual names will sit alongside the existing names and were put forward by the...

New TAFE course launched in Wildfire Awareness

Residents in bushfire affected communities have welcomed an online TAFE NSW course aimed at equipping school leavers aged 16 to 24 (but that is open to everyone) with the skills they need to support communities and fire agencies protect rural land and assets from deadly wildfires. The TAFE NSW Course in...

New COVID case in the Eurobodalla

 NSW has recorded 251 new cases of COVID-19 to 8pm last night, while Southern NSW has recorded five new cases. Of the five new cases in the Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD): One is in the Eurobodalla LGA (Tuross Head) and is linked to an existing case. Four are in the Snowy...

First Lap vouchers available for south coast

Bega Valley Shire Council has been approved as a NSW Government First Lap provider, which means council-managed pools will accept First Lap vouchers for children’s swimming lessons. The First Lap voucher program provides $100 vouchers for parents, guardians and carers of children aged three to six years who are not enrolled in school,...

Three rescued at sea after yacht hit sunfish

A dramatic rescue at sea has seen three people saved after their 11-metre catamaran began taking water after hitting a sunfish 13 nautical miles off Green Island near Ulladulla on Monday afternoon (November 30). The three people on board were travelling to Bermagui in the catamaran they had bought just days...

Voting locations for December 4 elections

Additional Pre-polling locations for Saturday's Local Government elections are now available on the south coast. From today (Wednesday December 1) the Bermagui Community Centre and the Eden Library will open for early voting, while the Bombala Council Office opened it's doors for voting on Monday (November 29). Other pre-polling locations include the...

Have your say on pedestrian safety in Mogo

Member for Bega Andrew Constance has advised that Transport for NSW is developing options to improve pedestrian safety in Mogo. Following consultation with the community late last year, further investigation and design work has resulted in the development of proposed options. Mr Constance said Transport for NSW is inviting the community to...

Pambula Motorfest give big to local charity

  Despite the Pambula Motorfest not running an event for the last two years because of Covid restrictions, the committee held a meeting recently to consider how the event could support the local community. Motorfest President Jessica Porter said Bega Valley Charity, the Social Justice Advocates had been relying on several events...

Study assessing the role surfers play in rescuing swimmers

UNSW scientists will be assessing the role surfers play in rescuing swimmers in distress as well as their broader contribution to society in a world-first, global survey. It’s well known that lifeguards and lifesavers in NSW are responsible for saving thousands of lives each year at the beach. But less well known...