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Opportunity to improve shire’s accessibility

Bega Valley Shire Council is seeking expressions of interest from community and business members to join the Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee. Acting Director of Community, Environment and Planning, Emily Harrison said reducing barriers and improving accessibility and inclusion is critical to the future of the shire. “Accessibility and inclusion are relevant for...

Doors open for more first home buyers

First home buyers will be able to choose between an upfront payment or a smaller annual property tax under reforms that will help make home ownership achievable for more NSW residents. The First Home Buyer Choice is part of an integrated multi-billion dollar housing package announced in the 2022-23 NSW Budget...

Locals warned not to deal with building company

An urgent warning has been issued for consumers not to deal with building company Green Magic Homes Australia Pty Ltd, after its contractor licence was cancelled this month by NSW Fair Trading. Minister for Fair Trading Eleni Petinos said Green Magic Homes is no longer able to advertise, contract for, or...

New squash courts a centre for many sports

The Bega Valley's squash players have a new state-of-the-art home, that has also been designed to cater for yogis, martial arts students, table tennis players and more. Opened Saturday by Bega Valley Shire Mayor, Russell Fitzpatrick and local member, Kristy McBain, the Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories, the...

Tip-off results in hundreds of mussels being returned to the water

Acting on information provided to NSW DPI's Fishers Watch hotline, Fisheries Officers have been able to respond quickly to a report of alleged over-collection of Mussels at Ben Boyd National Park near Eden. Arriving just as the fishing party of four was packing up for the day, Fisheries Officers inspected the...

Police looking for man known to frequent the Far South Coast

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant. Troy Manton, aged 36, is wanted by virtue of an outstanding arrest warrant for alleged break and enter, assault and sexual offences. Troy is described as being of Aboriginal appearance, between 170cm and 180cm tall, with...

Fiona Phillips confirmed as Gilmore MP

The Australian Electoral Commission has today confirmed that Labor's Fiona Phillips has won the federal seat of Gilmore. Surrounded by supporters at the AEC facility at Port Kembla this morning, Ms Phillips thanked her family, supporters and staff, as well as acknowledging the other candidates and their families. AEC officials confirmed the...

New mixed-use development proposed for Merimbula's CBD

Merimbula residents and business operators are being encouraged to have their say on plans for a new retail and residential complex proposed for Merimbula's central business district. The development application and a planning proposal to increase maximum building height includes demolition and redevelopment of the site at 29-33 Market Street. Council's Community...

Police search for e-bike stolen from Bega

Police are asking from help to find an e-bike stolen from Bega. It's an orange and black 2020 model Trek Rail 9, which police believe is still being used around the Bega area. Anyone who happens to spot it is asked to please contact Bega Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800...

More possible delays for a result in Gilmore

People living in the Gilmore electorate might have to wait a bit longer before they find out the result of the May 21st election. Gilmore has become the most marginal electorate in the country, and the result has been on a knife-edge. But the Australian Electoral Commission indicated it was planning to...