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Merimbula Exposure Sites listed

Two COVID cases at Merimbula have prevented the Bega Valley moving out of lock down this weekend. Anyone who attended the below venues of concern, as posted on the Southern NSW Local Health District Facebook page at the times listed is a casual contact and must immediately get tested and isolate...

Lock down remains after two new Merimbula cases

    Eurobodalla and the Bega Valley will remain in lockdown beyond this week after the region recorded additional COVID cases in the figures released today. NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro announced there had been two cases recorded in Merimbula that had been detected since 8pm last night, and would be added to...

R U OK? The question to ask today

R U OK? It's a question we are all being encouraged to ask of each other every day, but especially today.. Today is R U OK Day and Grand Pacific Health is encouraging people to check in with each other. Grand Pacific Health operates services focusing on Mental Health, Aboriginal Health, Youth Health and Physical Health...

Bega Valley has a library that comes to you

While Bega Valley residents are unable to visit the library during lock down, the library can come to them. The Bega Valley Library has responded to the extended lock down by offering a free delivery service of books or other library material chosen through the online catalogue. Library Services Coordinator, Meg Jordan-Jones...

The Man Walk set to launch in Narooma, Batemans Bay and Tathra

An initiative to help improve men's physical, mental and emotional health is coming to the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley. The Man Walk started two years ago when Mark Burns began going on regular morning walks around Kiama, and soon a few friends started joining in to walk and talk. Mr Burns said...

A Batemans Bay supermarket, post office and liquor barn are on the list

Three Batemans Bay venues have been listed as exposure sites after a second local COVID case was detected yesterday and will be included in today's official figures. The exposures span two days - Friday, September 3rd, and the following day Saturday, September 4th. Anyone who attended the Batemans Bay Woolworths from 8am to...

Review to address Sapphire Coast doctor shortage

Regional Health Minister David Gillespie has announced a review of the process that determines if regions can employ extra internationally trained doctors. Several local medical practices have complained about being unable to replace doctors who have retired or moved away, because of the way Distribution Priority Areas are determined. Without gaining Distribution...

Police appeal for info after Bega break and enter

Police are asking for public assistance as they investigate a break-in around Glen Mia Drive in Bega last month. Police want to hear from anyone with information, dashcam or CCTV footage of any potentially suspicious activity between 11.30am and 2.30pm on Tuesday August 17 in the area along Glen Mia Drive and...

Council to discuss timber optimisation hub proposal

Bega Valley Council will hold an extraordinary meeting next week to consider a development application for a timber optimisation hub at the Eden woodchip mill. It follows the Land and Environment Court's ruling the approval given by staff under delegated authority last year was invalid. The application centred on building a briquette...

New report offers beach safety warning ahead of lockdown restrictions easing

As the state prepares for the anticipated relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions over the coming months, the 2021 NSW Coastal Safety Report by Surf Life Saving NSW has highlighted the need for hyper-vigilance on our beaches, with a spike in coastal visitation expected following large-scale lockdowns. The concerns come off the back...